Information for term January in Valparaíso
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2019
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2019
- Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Diversity and access – two core components of CIEE’s mission - are at the heart of this January in Valparaíso program. As one of the most diverse, multicultural cities in Chile, Valparaíso’s eclectic communities include British, Italian, Peruvian, German, Colombian and others. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its historical architectural treasures and unique topography. Study abroad in Valparaíso is an excellent opportunity to enhance your Spanish proficiency, acquire valuable intercultural competencies, and discover one of South America’s vibrant and friendly cultures.
Live with host families
who are thoroughly committed to making your experience of Valparaiso unforgettable.
Gain a deep understanding of Chilean culture
and develop language skills with frequent, fascinating co-curricular activities.
Trek to the summit of Cerro La Campana
and appreciate Chile as Charles Darwin once did, with an incredible view of Chile nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean.
Location & CultureClick to Open
Pan back and Valparaíso looks like a giant amphitheater, settled into steep hills and flatlands that meet the Pacific. Close in, it’s a bohemian riot of colorful architecture, diversity, and quirkiness. While Chile’s port city is an international hotspot for big shipping, its sister city, Vina del Mar, is a modern resort with beaches, shops, and a residential area. Affordable mass transportation between the twin cities adds to its appeal as a friendly, fascinating place to live and study.
Excursions & Activities
- Visit Museo a Cielo Abierto – Valparaíso’s open air museum with colorful murals from famed Chilean artists
- Take a bike tour along the scenic coast between Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
- Visit the home of Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda and explore the museum
- Experience the best trekking in South America with a day trip to La Campana Hill
Daily LifeClick to Open
Students live with Chilean host families for a complete Chilean cultural immersion experience. Most families live in the Vina del Mar area and foster immersion by introducing students to community members.
Students enjoy 2 meals per day with their host family.
Where You'll Study
The capital of Chile
Surf and beach area near Viña del Mar
La Campana National Park
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
CIEE Valparaíso is an active immersion center in the pacific coast of South America where U.S. students can have an authentic cultural experience and take their beginning Spanish language skills to the next level. The three-week January in Valparaíso program offers students a valuable opportunity to intensify their language learning while developing intercultural skills and firsthand knowledge of Chilean culture and history.
AcademicsClick to Open
Overall GPA 2.5
Prerequisites: minimum 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.
The January in Valparaíso program offers Intermediate I Spanish language course.
- Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
- Contact hours: 45.
Students take the required course, Spanish Language – Intermediate I.
This course is ideal for students with two semesters of college-level Spanish. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. The primary objective of this intermediate course is to allow students to achieve maximum communicative competence in the Spanish language and immersion in Chilean culture.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
Dates, Deadlines & FeesClick to Open
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Your Fees Include:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport pick-up
- Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to local society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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