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Universidad Americana

Universidad Americana Avenue Brasilia 1100 Asunción,
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Located in Paraguay’s capital city of Asunción is Universidad Americana, one of the largest private higher education establishments in the country. With its two additional teaching facilities located in Ciudad del Este – the second largest city in the nation – and Encarnación – Paraguay’s third largest city, the university is recognized on a national and international scale for its service to higher education since its establishment in 1991.

There are three faculties at the university, including the Faculty of Communication Arts and Science of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and the Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences, which all offer both on- and off-campus learning modalities at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The university’s faculty is made up of national and international lecturers and professors who all contribute to the development and creation of local and international modules for students to study.

The Universidad Americana has international agreements with other prestigious higher education institutions all over the world in order to promote student mobility, offer double international qualifications and international practices, as well as maintain the development of research in networks and joint extension projects.

The main language of instruction at Universidad Americana is Spanish. However, students will be required to complete an English language learning course in which they will graduate with an intermediate level of English proficiency.

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Universidad Americana is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a computer lab, radio and TV studio, a negotiation room, technological office, legal office, an innovation lab and much more.  

There is also a popular sports center which is used by students on a daily basis for sports and other cultural activities, as well as two large food courts and a cafeteria.

Students also have access to a number of support services at the university, including:

  • Academic Guidance Service
  • Internationalization Center
  • University Extension Center
  • Graduate Center
  • Employability Center
  • Language Center
  • Psychological Care Service
  • Business Office
  • Legal Assistance Center
  • Student Attention Center
  • Scholarship Center
  • Culture and Medical Assistance

Student life at Universidad Americana is exciting and diverse, thanks to the 13,000 students that study there.

Outside of the university campus, the capital city of Asunción offers a great variety of shopping centers, a fantastic nightlife, and is home to roughly 30 percent of the country’s residents, making for a bustling, busy city.

You’ll also be glad to know that Asunción is ranked as one of the world’s least expensive places to live.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at Universidad Americana, you will need to provide the following:

  • A completed enrollment form from the Student Services Department
  • Tuition fee payment 
  • Original Certificate of Studies, endorsed and legalized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC)
  • A photocopy of your identity card
  • 3x3 color photos
  • Proven language proficiency in Spanish (B2)
  • Letter of recommendation from your undergraduate university
  • Copy of your undergraduate transcript
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Passport photo
  • Proof of medical insurance that will cover your entire time studying abroad

Universidad Americana’s Scholarship Center offers a number of scholarships which are awarded for various reasons, including academic merit, sporting excellence, as well as financial need.

For more information regarding admissions and special funding, visit the university’s website.

Students at Universidad Americana are equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary for the world of work after graduating.

Students can also access the Employability Center for advice and support with careers.

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