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
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Take your Spanish language skills to the next level while acquiring valuable intercultural competencies and enjoying Valparaíso’s vibrant and friendly culture. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its historical architectural treasures and unique topography. Classes are taught at CIEE Valparaíso and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
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.
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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
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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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What you need to knowThe program details
During the January in Valparaíso program, all students take the required course: Spanish Language – Intermediate I. This course is ideal for students who’ve completed two semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
CIEE Valparaíso is located in downtown Valparaíso and it offers students the opportunity to explore the colonial city, a bohemian and colorful example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America, and its modern sister city Viña Del Mar.
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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 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students take the required CIEE course.
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.
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Dates & 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
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $303 **
Housing = $300 ***
Insurance = $47Total Fees = $950
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $140
International Airfare = $1,100 †
Local Transportation = $50
Books & Supplies = $20
Personal expenses = $300Total Estimated Costs = $1,610
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
† r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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. Note: January 2020 programs in Latin America are not eligible for CIEE Scholarships and Grants.
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