Valparaiso, Chile

Language In Context

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Information for term Language In Context

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 23 – Dec 7, 2018 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Feb 13 – Jul 7, 2019 (21 weeks)
  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 23, 2018 – Jul 7, 2019 (50 weeks)
  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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The student-friendly nature of Valparaíso and neighboring Viña del Mar make this an ideal destination to take your Spanish-language skills to the next level, no matter what your major is. More than friendly, this colorful, sea-side city and beautiful surrounding country will set you up for endless discoveries – about yourself and Chilean culture.

Unique experiences

  • Fast-forward your proficiency in Spanish language

    by living with a host family.

  • Learn about Chile

    and its place in Latin America with courses at top-ranked Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.

  • Get a bigger view of Chilean society

    with a weekend excursion beyond the twin cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

  • neighborhoods make up Valparaíso's historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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  • universities

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  • hills (cerros) that make the "porteño" life

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Location & Culture

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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 and diversity and quirkiness – why not park your donkey in a car’s place? While Chile’s port city is an international hot spot for big shipping, it’s sister city, Viña del Mar, is a modern resort center with beaches, shops, and a residential area. Affordable mass transportation between the twin cities adds to their appeal as a friendly, fascinating place to live and study.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Some of the possible activities and excursions while participating in the Language in Context program in Valparaíso are:

  • Take a day trip to famous La Campana hill for the best trekking in South America.
  • Get to know the port city in more detail than tourists ever get with a special guided tour.
  • Explore iconic sites: La Sebastiana, home of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda; the Chilean National Congress; bike along the shore between Valparaíso and Viña del Mar – nearly 40 km long; take a walking tour of historic Santiago and guided visits to the Fine Arts Museum and Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
  • Get outside and challenge yourself with rock climbing, hiking, and kayaking.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Share your time, and see another side of Chilean life up close with a not-for-credit opportunity in Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. Help with kids’ sports and recreational programs, lend a hand at a shelter, spruce up a community center, or pitch in at a school.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Students live with Chilean host families for a complete Chilean cultural immersion experience. CIEE Valparaíso makes the best matches possible based upon student profiles and common interests. Most families live in Viña del Mar´s traditional area known as Recreo or in the hills known as Alegre, Concepción, Playa Ancha, or San Juan de Dios in Valparaíso. Host families foster immersion by introducing students to relatives, neighbors, and friends, as well as everyday Chilean routines and the unique new flavors of traditional dishes. Year-long students are responsible for housing during the break between semesters. 

  • MEALS

    At your host home, you will enjoy three meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Year-long students are responsible for meals between semesters.

Valparaiso, Chile

Where You'll Study

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    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO

    Valparaíso

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    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO

    Viña del Mar

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What you need to know

The program details

We have been offering study abroad programs in Valparaíso, Chile since 1997. Whether you consider yourself a beginner or have a few semesters of Spanish language proficiency, this program has a language course to suit your needs. You will also have access to an extensive selection of courses and electives in Spanish (depending on your language proficiency level) and English, on Chilean and Latin American history, culture, and contemporary society. Students of all majors are welcome.

Students take a placement test at the start of the program. Students with a low-intermediate level of Spanish proficiency may enroll in regular content courses taught in Spanish offered for international students with the approval of CIEE’s Valparaíso Director and their home school advisor, otherwise, they may take all content courses taught in English.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). Ranked among the top regional universities in Chile, PUCV was designated pontifical by the Vatican in 2003. The University has campuses in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, and offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate degrees. Of its 15,000 students, 3% are international students, providing students total immersion in a Chilean academic environment. PUCV has a strong international program that offers Spanish and diverse content courses for international students.

The academic year program includes two semesters of study and begins during either the northern hemisphere fall or spring semester. Academic-year students who begin their studies during the northern hemisphere fall semester have nearly three months off between semesters to travel or study elsewhere in the region. There is a break of about two weeks between the  spring and fall semesters.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students enroll directly in university courses and take classes with other CIEE and international students. Required Spanish language courses are taught by PUCV faculty for CIEE and other international students. Classes typically include 10 to 15 students. All courses are taught by local Chilean faculty with PhDs.

  • GRADING

    Language classes: students are graded on quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments, presentations, and class participation. Content courses: Student are graded on class participation, a mid-term exam, research papers, oral presentations, and a final exam. Each instructor determines the breakdown of grades. Attendance is mandatory and absences affect final grades. Some courses include compulsory field trips with special assignments as part of classwork. The Chilean grading scale runs from 1 to 7, which CIEE translates into recommended U.S. letter grade equivalents. Transcripts for the northern hemisphere spring semester should arrive by mid-September and for the northern hemisphere fall semester should arrive by mid-March. Please keep this in mind if you are a graduating senior or have timing concerns about your final grades.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students should allow time to adjust to a different academic style, as well as different Chilean intonations and academic rhythm. Unlike in the United States, Chilean academic culture generally requires students to take greater initiative and responsibility in a less structured environment. Courses are more lecture-based and less interactive, therefore students are expected to know the requirements of the course, turn in assignments on time without reminder, and be present to take tests, quizzes, and exams. CIEE Valparaíso staff and the staff from the International Programs office at PUCV support students as they adjust to this approach. Attendance is mandatory and absences affect final grades. Chilean classmates are an excellent source of help.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    0-3 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 14-18 semester/21-27 quarter credits
  • Total credit, year: 28-36 semester/42-54 quarter credits
  • PUCV elective courses: typically  45 – 60 contact hours;  3–4 semester/4.5–6 quarter credits
  • Required language courses: all 3 courses per level for a total of at least 10 semester/15 quarter credits

Students enroll in the following, for 16-18 U.S. credits:

  • A minimum of 10  U.S. credits of intensive Spanish, covering grammar and vocabulary, oral comprehension, and reading and writing comprehension. These courses are designed to provide students with the equivalent of two semesters of either first or second year college-level Spanish
  • 2 CIEE or PUCV courses

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.

Spring 2019 Courses

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CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

REQUIRED LANGUAGE COURSES

The following courses are designed by PUCV for international students with beginner level or intermediate level Spanish. Each course seeks to develop intercultural communicative competency through acquisition of four core linguistic skills – speaking, reading, writing, and listening – each of which is taught using a total immersion methodology. These classes emphasize oral skills and interaction with local residents.

Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary, Beginner Level
This theoretical and practical course is designed to address the morphological and syntactic aspects of the Spanish language. In this module, at a basic level, grammar and vocabulary are envisioned as a system with three dimensions that interact among them: the form of the elements, their semantics, and the pragmatic conditions governing their use. The general objective of the course is to develop the linguistic competence of students so that they can deal with everyday situations in different and known contexts accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Spanish Oral Comprehension and Oral Production, Beginner
From an intercultural and communicative orientation, this module, at a basic level, integrates language and culture in order to take advantage of the scenario the students are experiencing. The general objective of this course is for students to develop the communicative and intercultural competence of students so that they can speak and interact orally in everyday situations in different and known contexts accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Spanish Reading Comprehension and Writing Production, Beginner Level
This is a theoretical and practical course designed to introduce students, at a basic level, to discourse modes in order to comprehend and produce different types of written texts. The general objective of this course is for students to develop reading comprehension and writing production skills from a discourse- pragmatic orientation. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Communication and Chilean Culture
This course emphasizes oral and written communication through learning about Chilean culture in texts and oral presentations. The focus of the class is to improve students’ speaking skills in an intercultural context. Contact hours: 90. Credits: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Grammar for Foreigners
This course emphasizes the morphological aspects of Spanish grammar, analyzing and reinforcing through reading and writing assignments in communicative contexts. Students improve their grammatical competence of Spanish as a second language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Intermediate Spanish Writing
This course is designed to help students reinforce their ability to express and compose essays in Spanish in an academic setting. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ELECTIVE COURSES

The following courses are designed and offered by PUCV for international students. All courses below are taught in English.

Contemporary Latin American Films
This course invites foreign students to discover Latin America through the eyes of contemporary Latin American filmmakers, as they develop an understanding of contemporary issues in Latin America based on the critical study of representative Latin American films. Students learn to discover, recognize, and discuss the main characteristics of Latin American film; they also develop personal opinions and points of view of Latin America; recognize, compare, and discuss the different styles, aesthetic characteristics, and ways of telling a story; recognize, compare, and discuss the main differences between film and documentary related to Latin American issues; and become familiar with a group of well-known contemporary Latin American filmmakers. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Environmental Issues in Chile
This course aims at studying and analyzing global environmental problems of modern society. Students will discuss the causes of such problems and analyze their possible solutions. In modern trends of higher education, a traditional professor-led teaching approach is substituted by the concept of student-led learning, meaning the course will have a few lecture classes and will focus on interactive discussions about global environmental issues. During class discussions, every student will have the opportunity  to express their opinion and discuss (or strengthen) their classmates’ opinions. The professor will select appropriate cases, articles, and videos for the discussions. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits  

Human Rights in Latin America
This course will examine the evolution, approaches, and debates regarding human rights in Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the end of WWII, we have seen “human rights” evolve from a more abstract theoretical concept to an increasingly compelling and influential moral and legal instrument in confronting human suffering injustice and collective memory; yet, numerous challenges remain to the prevention and eradication of human rights violations globally. For instance, the very idea of “universal” human rights remains controversial, and debates over what issues can legitimately be consider under the umbrella of human rights persist. This course introduces the student to the interdisciplinary study of human rights as a concept, as a set of laws and institutions, and as a set of political and cultural practices. We will examine the historical, political, legal, social, and cultural aspects of the topic. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits  

Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America
This course examines Latin America’s political and social development during the 20th century, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. The course begins by examining the debate over development and modernity as it has evolved over the course of the 20th century in Latin America. It continues with a close look at revolutions and state socialism in Cuba and Chile, before dealing with the issue of “dirty wars,” dictatorships, and human rights violations in the Southern Cone. It then turns to the new era of liberal governance in the 80s and 90s, and focuses on how these new developments have changed the nature of poverty, and brought about or deepened different forms of social exclusion. Special attention is paid to the indigenous world and to the changing role of women in Latin America. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Latino Studies
This course examines the heterogeneity of the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States. A major focus of this course understands the contemporary public policy issues and obstacles Chicano and Latino communities face within the U.S. and how these obstacles might be overcome. Topics to be discussed include immigration policy and immigrant incorporation, assimilation, intersectionality (race, gender and class), identity construction, education, work, and interracial and intra-ethnic relations, to name a few. Throughout the course, we will consider the various ways that relations of class, race/ethnicity, gender, age, and citizenship intersect and affect Latinos’ access to opportunity and equality. Students are encouraged to create new knowledge through class discussions and participation, critical thinking and analysis. Class lectures, discussions, and assignments are geared towards helping students develop a critical understanding of the primary issues related to the experiences of Chicanos/Latinos living in the U.S. Readings for the course are taken from a variety of disciplines, but most will be examined through a sociological lens. This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Americans of Latin American origin. This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other Latin American and Caribbean nations. The curriculum seeks to provide an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the language (Spanglish), history, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, social ecology, health, medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, film, music) accomplishments in Chicano/Puerto Rican and other Latino communities. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Resistance, Appropriation and Sustainability: Cross Cultural Encounters with the Native Mapuche People
This course offers a way to learn by engaging in direct contact with the native Mapuche population living in Chile. The center of this learning experience is based on four whole day engagements with urban Mapuche communities centered in the cities of Santiago, Viña del Mar, and Valparaíso. This practical didactic will be integrated with the academic content of the course and will require that students observe and learn in their encounters in order to integrate this knowledge with their academic activities. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Global Entrepreneurship
The course presents  the basics of how to start and became a founder of a technology-based startup. The topics include an overview of what innovation is and entrepreneurship methodologies such as design thinking business model canvas, customer development, lean startup and general management, and team building notions. The course includes theoretical and practical content guided by the development of a startup idea. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester/ 6 quarter credits.

PUCV OFFERS THE FOLLOWING COURSES IN SPANISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH INTERMEDIATE SPANISH PROFICIENCY, BASED ON THE PLACEMENT TEST TAKEN AT THE START OF THE PROGRAM.

Syllabi are available upon request.

Modern Chilean History
Urban History and Regional History of Valparaíso
History of Twentieth Century Latin America
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
Latin American Short Story
Twentieth-Century Chilean Poetry: Neruda, Parra, Huidobro y la Rokha
Traditional Chilean Dances
Chilean Art and Society in the Pre-Hispanic Era
Silk screening

FALL 2018 COURSES

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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.

REQUIRED LANGUAGE COURSES

The following courses are designed by PUCV for international students with beginner level or intermediate level Spanish. Each course seeks to develop intercultural communicative competency through acquisition of four core linguistic skills – speaking, reading, writing, and listening – each of which is taught using a total immersion methodology. These classes emphasize oral skills and interaction with locals. All three courses at each level are required.

Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary, Beginner Level
Theoretical and practical course designed to address the morphological and syntactic aspects of the Spanish language. In this module, at a basic level, grammar and vocabulary are envisioned as a system with three dimensions that interact among them: the form of the elements, their semantics, and the pragmatic conditions governing their use. The general objective of the course is to develop the linguistic competence of students so that they can deal with everyday situations in different and known contexts accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Spanish Oral Comprehension and Oral Production, Beginner
From an intercultural and communicative orientation, this module, at a basic level, integrates language and culture in order to take advantage of the scenario the students are experiencing. The general objective of this course is for students to develop the communicative and intercultural competence of students so that they can speak and interact orally in everyday situations in different and known contexts accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Spanish Reading Comprehension and Writing Production, Beginner Level
This is a theoretical and practical course designed to introduce students, at a basic level, to discourse modes in order to comprehend and produce different types of written texts. The general objective of this course is for students to develop reading comprehension and writing production skills from a discourse- pragmatic orientation. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Communication and Chilean Culture
This course emphasizes oral and written communication through learning about Chilean culture in texts and oral presentations. The focus of the class is to improve students speaking skills in an intercultural context. Contact hours: 90. Credits: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Grammar for Foreigners
This course emphasizes the morphological aspects of Spanish grammar, analyzing and reinforcing through reading and writing assignments in communicative contexts. The students improve their grammatical competence of Spanish as a second language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Intermediate Spanish Writing
This course is designed to help those students reinforce their ability to express and compose essays in Spanish for the academic setting. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

ELECTIVE COURSES

The following courses are designed and offered by PUCV for international students. All courses below are taught in English.

Contemporary Latin American Films
This course invites foreign students to discover Latin America through the eyes of contemporary Latin American filmmakers, as they develop an understanding of contemporary issues in Latin America based on the critical study of representative Latin American films. Students learn to discover, recognize, and discuss the main characteristics of Latin American film. Develop a personal opinion and point of view of Latin America; recognize, compare, and discuss the different styles, esthetic characteristics, and ways of telling a story; recognize, compare, and discuss the main differences between film and documentary related to Latin American issues; and become familiar with a group of well-known contemporary Latin American filmmakers. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Environmental Issues in Chile
The course aims at studying and analyzing global environmental problems of modern society. Students will discuss the causes of such problems and analyze their possible solutions. In modern trends of higher education, professor traditional teaching approach is substituted by the concept of student learning. Accordingly, the course will have a few lecture classes by the professor. The course will focus on interactive discussions about global environmental issues. During the discussions in class, every student will have the opportunity of expressing their opinions and discussing (or strengthening) their classmate opinions. The professor will select appropriate cases, articles and videos for the discussions. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits  

Human Rights in Latin America
This course will examine the evolution, approaches and debates regarding Human Rights in Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. Since the end of WWII, we have seen “human rights” evolve from a more abstract theoretical concept to an increasingly compelling and influential moral and legal instrument in confronting human suffering injustice and collective memory. Yet, numerous challenges remain to the prevention and eradication of human rights violations globally. For instance, the very idea of “universal” human rights remains controversial, and debates over what issues can legitimately be consider under the umbrella of human rights persist. This course introduces the student to the interdisciplinary study of human rights as a concept, as a set of laws and institutions, and as a set of political and cultural practices. We will examine the historical, political, legal, social and cultural aspects of the topic. Contact hours: 60 Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits  

Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America
This course examines Latin America’s political and social development during the 20th century, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. The course begins by examining the debate over development and modernity as it has evolved over the course of the 20th century in Latin America. It continues with a close look at revolutions and state socialism in Cuba and Chile, before dealing with the issue of “dirty wars,” dictatorships, and human rights violations in the Southern Cone. It then turns to the new era of liberal governance in the 80s and 90s, and focuses on how these new developments have changed the nature of poverty, and brought about or deepened different forms of social exclusion. Special attention is paid to the indigenous world and to the changing role of women in Latin America. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Latino Studies
This course examines the heterogeneity of the Chicano/Latino experience in the United States. A major focus of this course understands the contemporary public policy issues and obstacles Chicano (a)/Latino (a) communities face within the U.S. and how these obstacles might be overcome. Topics to be discussed include immigration policy and immigrant incorporation, assimilation, intersectionality (race, gender and class), identity construction, education, work, and interracial and intra-ethnic relations, to name a few. Throughout the course, we will consider the various ways that relations of class, race/ethnicity, gender, age, and citizenship intersect and affect Latinos’ access to opportunity and equality. Students are encouraged to create new knowledge through class discussions and participation, critical thinking and analysis. Class lectures, discussions, and assignments are geared towards helping students develop a critical understanding of the primary issues related to the experiences of Chicanos/Latinos living in the U.S. Readings for the course are taken from a variety of disciplines, but most will be examined through a sociological lens. This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Americans of Latin American origin. This diverse population includes people who trace their heritage to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and many other Latin American and Caribbean nations. The curriculum seeks to provide an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the language (Spanglish), history, culture, literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, social ecology, health, medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, film, music) accomplishments in Chicano/Puerto Rican and other Latino communities. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Resistance, Appropriation and Sustainability: Cross Cultural Encounters with the Native Mapuche People
This course offers a way to learn by engaging in direct contact with the native Mapuche population living in Chile. The center of this learning experience is based on four whole day engagements with urban Mapuche communities centered in the cities of Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. This practical didactic will be integrated with the academic content of the course and will require that the students observe and learn in their encounters in order to integrate this knowledge with their academic activities. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Global Entrepreneurship
The course presents all the basic of how to start and became a founder of a technology based startup. The topics include an overview of what innovation is and entrepreneurship methodologies such as design thinking business model canvas, customer development, lean startup and general management and team building notions. The content of the course comprehends theoretical and practical guided by the development of a startup idea. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester/ 6 quarter credits.

PUCV COURSES OFFERS THE FOLLOWING COURSES IN SPANISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SPANISH PROFICIENCY.

Syllabi are available upon request.

Modern Chilean History
Urban History and Regional History of Valparaíso
History of Twentieth Century Latin America
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
Latin American Short Story
Twentieth-Century Chilean Poetry: Neruda, Parra, Huidobro y la Rokha
Traditional Chilean Dances
Chilean Art and Society in the Pre-Hispanic Era
Silk screening

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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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 FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Chilean culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 20 weeks Jul 23, 2018 Dec 7, 2018
$15,850
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Program Fees

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 = $12,458 **

Housing = $2,925 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $4,110

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost

Academic year 2018-2019 50 weeks Jul 23, 2018 Jul 7, 2019
$30,685
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Program Fees

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 = $24,368 **

Housing = $5,850 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,685

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $500

Visa Fees = $160 ††

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $3,600

Expenses during break = $3,000

Total Estimated Costs = $9,460

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†† average cost

Spring 2019 21 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Feb 13, 2019 Jul 7, 2019
$16,450
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Program Fees

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 = $13,058 **

Housing = $2,925 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $4,110

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Fall 2019 21 weeks Apr 15, 2019 TBD* TBD*
Calendar year 2019 21 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Feb 13, 2019 TBD
$32,433
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Program Fees

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 = $13,058 **

Educational Costs = $13,058 ***

Housing = $2,925 ****

Housing = $2,925 *****

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $32,433

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $4,110

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

**** includes all meals

***** includes all meals

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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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