CIEE Valparaiso Language in Context
Valparaíso and its twin city of Viña del Mar are located on the Pacific coast, just two hours by bus from Santiago. Valparaíso is a port city, housing the Chilean Congress, and Viña del Mar is a modern resort city, with shops, beaches, and recreational facilities, as well as a residential area. With affordable mass transportation between the two cities, students find them friendly locations in which to live and study.
This program is designed for students from all academic disciplines who are keen on studying abroad in Latin America and have little to no Spanish language background. The program is ideal for students who are eager to experience academic life at a Chilean university, but may not be ready to take courses instructed in Spanish. The program offers students the unique opportunity to take courses in English and study Spanish language at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. This program is most appropriate for students who want to take courses in literature, history, international relations, and Latin American studies, although coursework in other disciplines is also offered.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Overall GPA 2.75
Spanish language course within the past year recommended
Language Skill: None