Valparaiso, Chile

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 23 – Dec 7, 2018 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 16 - 18 semester hours / 24 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Feb 21 – Jul 10, 2019 (20 weeks)*
  • Credit: 16 - 18 semester hours / 24 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 16 - 18 semester hours / 24 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Those are the words of Charles Darwin, who called this city home for a time. You’ll know just what he meant when you get to this colorful city. Classes at a top-ranked university, homestays, volunteering, and plenty of exploration make this a prime choice for students who want to know all things Chilean and take their Spanish language skills to the next level.

Unique experiences

  • Get a complete new university experience

    at a top Latin American higher education institution and interact with Chilean students.

  • Live and learn in a Spanish-speaking seaside city

    known for its diversity, Mediterranean climate, and unique bohemian character.

  • Get a bigger view of Chilean society

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

  • neighborhoods make up Valparaiso’s historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site

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  • years of publication of El Mercurio de Valparaíso, the world’s oldest Spanish newspaper

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Location & Culture

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Pan back, and Valparaiso looks like a giant amphitheater, settled into steep hills and flat lands that meet the Pacific. Zoom in, and it’s  a bohemian riot of colorful architecture, 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 with beaches, shops, and residential areas. Affordable mass transportation between the twin cities adds to their appeal as a friendly, fascinating place to live and study.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Learn about the 2,500-year-old culture of the Mapuche.
  • Explore iconic sites such as La Sebastiana, and Isla Negra both homes of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda; activate your political interest with a visit to the Chilean National Congress; head to Santiago and take guided tours of the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
  • Challenge yourself outdoors with rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and surfing in Viña del Mar and Con Con.
  • See more of Chile with a weekend excursion – perhaps the vineyards of Casablanca, or the small north region in Vicuña. 

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Students can opt to volunteer with NGO´s or social institutions, commuting twice a week to small towns near the city by using the train known as Merval. Volunteering options range from administrative support to city hall leaders (concejales), to health care NGO´s that give shelter to vulnerable children and elderly. You could also assist the local football team with community service! 

Not-for-Credit Internship. Share your time, and see another slice 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 Valparaiso 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, 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. To be placed in a family in Valparaíso means to become part of a family. Your host family members will speak to you in Spanish, and promise to be patient as your Spanish language proficiency advances.

    Included in homestays are Wi-Fi, a private room with individual bedding, a chair, a desk, a closet, and laundry once a week. 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

What People are Saying

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The program details

Established in 1997, this program allows dedicated students of Spanish language to enroll in classes with Chilean university students, with personalized instruction and support. Given the range of disciplines and courses available, the program is suitable for undergraduate students with strong Spanish language skills from a variety of majors. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). Ranked among the top five universities in Chile, the 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, that coincide with during North American fall or spring semesters. Academic-year students who begin their studies during the 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.

All students sign the CIEE Community Language Commitment, agreeing to speak only Spanish to foster language proficiency and understanding of Chilean society.

Courses are taught by faculty from PUCV.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes typically include 20 to 30 students.

  • GRADING

    CIEE courses: Assessment is based on class participation and writing assignments. PUCV courses: Final grades are determined by a combination of written and oral assignments, and a final paper or exam. The Chilean grading scale runs from 1 to 7, which CIEE converts to recommended U.S. letter grade equivalents. Transcripts for the U.S. spring semester should arrive by mid-September and mid-March for the fall semester. Please keep this in mind if you’re a graduating senior or have timing concerns about getting grades.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students should allow time to adjust to a different academic style, as well as different Chilean intonations and academic rhythm. Professors commonly give lectures, and emphasize memorization and note-taking. Chilean classmates are an excellent source of help. University life is quite different in Chile – here, university is primarily a professional school, but CIEE students have the opportunity to study in almost every department.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) 

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 16-18 semester/24-27 quarter credits
  • Total credit, academic year: 32-36 semester/48-54 quarter credits
  • PUCV courses: 2-6 semester/3-9 quarter credits
  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits

Students enroll in the following:

  • 1 or 2 CIEE courses (academic year or continuing students are not required to take a CIEE course during their second semester)
  • 1 Spanish language course at PUCV
  • 2 - 4 additional courses at PUCV (for 2 credit courses, students may only take up to two)

Spring 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.

CIEE COURSES:

HIST 3003 VALP
Chile: Contemporary History and Cultural Geography


LAST 3006 VALP
Valparaíso: History, Cinema, and Literature

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) SPANISH COURSES:

During orientation, all students take a Spanish language placement exam and an oral interview. The results of this diagnostic exam provide students with an accurate understanding of their language level, so they can enroll in Spanish language courses at an appropriate level.  The following list is a representative sampling of Spanish language courses available at PUCV. Syllabi are available upon request.  Not all courses are available every semester and course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during orientation.

Advanced Spanish Communication and Chilean Culture
This course integrates language and culture with the main objective of potentiating the total immersion program into which the student is inserted, from a communicative and intercultural approach. Contact hours: 90. Credits: 6 semester / 9 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 purpose of the class is to improve the intercultural ability of the student. Contact hours: 90. Recommended credit: 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

Advanced Spanish Grammar I
This course oriented to text typologies, especially the forms of organization of explanatory and argumentative discourse, as well as journalistic and academic genres such as news items, journalist reports, editorials, abstracts and summaries, articles. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Grammar for Foreigners
This course is designed to improve the student’s written comprehension and expression skills from a pragmatic-discursive approach. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

Advanced Spanish Writing
This course oriented to text typologies, especially the forms of organization of explanatory and argumentative discourse, as well as journalistic and academic genres such as news items, journalist reports, editorials, abstracts and summaries, articles. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Intermediate Spanish Writing
Theoretical-practical course oriented to the morphosyntactic aspects of Spanish grammar that are generally considered to be problematic for the students of Spanish as a second language from a descriptive-normative approach where the system of rules of Spanish is revised, analyzed and explained. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Advanced Creative Writing in Spanish
This course will bring the students closer to creative writing in Spanish as a second language, in order to expand their expression under other semantic fields, have a deep access to other cultural experiences, and reflect with a broader understanding about their own culture and language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Advanced Academic Writing
Practical course oriented to the development of communicative abilities for writing in the academic context. In this course, students will practice writing texts considering the following aspects: text structure, academic genres, the process of writing and rules. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate through writing respecting the main rules of academic communication, which will facilitate their insertion in the Chilean academic culture and in PUCV. 
Considering the characteristics and contents, this course is aimed at students at an advanced level in Spanish as a foreign language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Advanced Spanish Grammar II
This course is oriented to the pragmatic-discursive aspects of Spanish grammar. Through diverse material, the system of rules and usage of Spanish will be analyzed and applied. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester /6 quarter credits.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) ELECTIVE courses:

The university offers a wide range of courses in many disciplines including agronomy, architecture, biology, business administration, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, fine arts, foreign languages, geography, journalism, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, psychology, theater, and zoology. The following list is a representative sampling of courses available at PUCV and a listing of some of the more popular courses taken by international students at PUCV. Syllabi are available upon request. Students enroll (after arrival) in any courses for which they meet the prerequisites. All PUCV course selections are made during orientation in consultation with the resident staff and a designated staff person from the University. Not all courses are available every semester. The reality of the academic system in Chile is such that course listings and course availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during orientation.

PUCV courses are taught in Spanish, and credits vary according to different criteria. For specific information please contact CIEE Valparaíso Staff)

Most popular among international students:

Modern Chilean History
Urban History and Regional History of Valparaíso
History of Twentieth Century Latin America
Contemporary Latin American Poetry
Contemporary Latin American and Chilean Short Stories
17th-19th Century Hispano-American Narrative Literature
Traditional Chilean Dances
Camping Techniques and Outdoor Education
Silk screening

Other PUCV courses by discipline:

Arts
America Workshop: Urban Space
Basic Concepts of Cinematic Language
Cinematic Directors
Contemporary Theater Workshop
Drawing Workshop
The Historical Process of Film
Latin America in Texts and Images
Performing Arts Workshop I, II
Pre-Colombian America in Texts and Images
Sculpture: Molds and Clay
Seminar: Analysis of Poets
Serigraph
Theater Workshop: Introduction to Acting
Traditional Chilean Dances

Biology and Natural Sciences
Agricultural and Chilean Society
Applied Biological Oceanography
Ecology of Marine Communities
Environmental Impact
General Biology
Geoecology
Introduction to Oceanography
Landscape Ecology
Management of Wild Areas
Marine Biology
Natural Resources and Climate Change
Overview of the Sea
Urban-Regional Planning

Business and Commercial Engineering
Business Administration I, II
Chile in the Globalized Economy
Consumer Analysis
Economic Development
Finance
Globalization and Chilean Society
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Economy
Macroeconomics I, II
Marketing I, II
Microeconomics I, II
Operations Management
Organizational Sociology
Theory of Communication

Education
Camping Techniques and Outdoor Education
Children’s Literature in Kindergarten Education
Chilean Traditional Mapuche Games
Folklore Dances
Man and Games
Mountain Sports
Self Care and Healthy Life
Strategy of Learning Spanish

Geography
Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Environmental Impact Evaluation
Geography of Chile
Geography of Latin America
Geography of Population
Introduction to Mountaineering
Meteorology
Regional Geography of Chile
Urban and Rural Geography

History
Economic and Social History
European Expansion
General Anthropology
Hispanic America
Historical Formation of Hispanic American Culture
History of Chile I, II
History of Chile: Pre-Columbian and Conquest Era
History of Chilean Art
History of 20th Century Latin America
International Relations
Modern Chilean History
Pre-Columbian Cultures
State Formation in Latin America
Urban History and Regional History of Valparaíso

Law
Environmental Administrative Law
International Politics

Literature and Spanish
Chilean and Hispanic American Literature I, II, III
Chilean Theater in the 20th Century
Classic Spanish Literature I, II
Contemporary Spanish Literature I, II
Fundamental Linguistics and Literature
Oral and Written Expression
Phonetics

Psychology
Anthropology
Adolescent Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Education Psychology I, II
General Psychology
Social Psychology I, II
Theory of Human Communication

Religion
Interpersonal Relationships: Anthropological Perspective
Introduction to the History of the Religious Origins of Christianity
Sexuality and Ethics
Studying the Prophets
Studying Psalms

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.

CIEE COURSES

  • HIST 3003 VALP: Chile: Contemporary History and Cultural Geography
  • LAST 3006 VALP: Valparaíso: History, Cinema, and Literature

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO (PUCV) SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES:

During orientation, all students take a Spanish language placement exam and an oral interview. The results of this diagnostic exam provide students with an accurate understanding of their language level, so they can enroll in Spanish language courses at an appropriate level.  The following list is a representative sampling of Spanish language courses available at PUCV. Syllabi are available upon request.  Not all courses are available every semester and course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during orientation.

Advanced Spanish Communication and Chilean Culture - This course integrates language and culture with the main objective of potentiating the total immersion program into which the student is inserted, from a communicative and intercultural approach. Contact hours: 90. Credits: 6 semester / 9 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 purpose of the class is to improve the intercultural ability of the student. Contact hours: 90. Recommended credit: 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 credits.

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 credits.

Advanced Spanish Writing - This course is oriented to text typologies, especially the forms of organization of explanatory and argumentative discourse, as well as journalistic and academic genres such as news items, journalist reports, editorials, abstracts and summaries, articles. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

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

Advanced Academic Writing - Practical course oriented to the development of communicative abilities for writing in the academic context. In this course, students will practice writing texts considering the following aspects: text structure, academic genres, the process of writing and rules. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate through writing respecting the main rules of academic communication, which will facilitate their insertion in the Chilean academic culture and in PUCV. Considering the characteristics and contents, this course is aimed at students with an advanced level in Spanish as a foreign language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Advanced Creative Writing in Spanish - This course will bring the students closer to creative writing in Spanish as a second language, in order to expand their expression under other semantic fields, have a deep access to other cultural experiences, and reflect with a broader understanding about their own culture and language. Contact hours: 60. Credits: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Advance Spanish Grammar II - This is a theoretical-practical course oriented to the pragmatic-discursive aspects of Spanish grammar. Through diverse material, the system of rules and usage of Spanish will be analyzed and applied.  Contact hours: 60. Credits: 4 semester / 6 quarter credits.

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO (PUCV) ELECTIVE COURSES

The university offers a wide range of courses in many disciplines including, agronomy, architecture, biology, business administration, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, fine arts, foreign languages, geography, journalism, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, psychology, theater, and zoology. The following list is a representative sampling of courses available at PUCV and a listing of some of the more popular courses taken by international students at PUCV. Syllabi are available upon request and on the web page of the university (http://www.pucv.cl/programas). Students may enroll in any courses for which they meet the prerequisites. All course selections are made in consultation with the resident staff and a designated staff person from the University. Not all courses are available every semester. The reality of the academic system in Chile is such that course listings and course availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during orientation.

Arts
America Workshop: Urban Space
Basic Concepts of Cinematic Language
Cinematic Directors
Contemporary Theater Workshop
Drawing Workshop
The Historical Process of Film
Latin America in Texts and Images
Performing Arts Workshop I, II
Pre-Colombian America in Texts and Images
Sculpture: Molds and Clay
Seminar: Analysis of Poets
Serigraph
Theater Workshop: Introduction to Acting
Traditional Chilean Dances

Biology and Natural Sciences
Agricultural and Chilean Society
Applied Biological Oceanography
Ecology of Marine Communities
Environmental Impact
General Biology
Geoecology
Introduction to Oceanography
Landscape Ecology
Management of Wild Areas
Marine Biology
Natural Resources and Climate Change
Overview of the Sea
Urban-Regional Planning

Business and Commercial Engineering
Business Administration I, II
Chile in the Globalized Economy
Consumer Analysis
Economic Development
Finance
Globalization and Chilean Society
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Economy
Macroeconomics I, II
Marketing I, II
Microeconomics I, II
Operations Management
Organizational Sociology
Theory of Communication

Education
Camping Techniques and Outdoor Education
Children’s Literature in Kindergarten Education
Chilean Traditional Mapuche Games
Folklore Dances
Man and Games
Mountain Sports
Self Care and Healthy Life
Strategy of Learning Spanish

Geography
Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Environmental Impact Evaluation
Geography of Chile
Geography of Latin America
Geography of Population
Introduction to Mountaineering
Meteorology
Regional Geography of Chile
Urban and Rural Geography

History
Economic and Social History
European Expansion
General Anthropology
Hispanic America
Historical Formation of Hispanic American Culture
History of Chile I, II
History of Chile: Pre-Columbian and Conquest Era
History of Chilean Art
History of 20th Century Latin America
International Relations
Modern Chilean History
Pre-Columbian Cultures
State Formation in Latin America
Urban History and Regional History of Valparaíso

Law
Environmental Administrative Law
International Politics

Literature and Spanish
Chilean and Hispanic American Literature I, II, III
Chilean Theater in the 20th Century
Classic Spanish Literature I, II
Contemporary Spanish Literature I, II
Fundamental Linguistics and Literature
Oral and Written Expression
Phonetics

Psychology
Anthropology
Adolescent Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Education Psychology I, II
General Psychology
Social Psychology I, II
Theory of Human Communication

Religion
Interpersonal Relationships: Anthropological Perspective
Introduction to the History of the Religious Origins of Christianity
Sexuality and Ethics
Studying the Prophets
Studying Psalms

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

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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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 20 weeks Jul 23, 2018 TBD
$30,115
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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 = $23,798 **

Housing = $5,850 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,115

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 20 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Feb 21, 2019* Jul 10, 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.

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

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

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