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Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

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Valparaíso (pop. 284,000), and Viña del Mar (pop. 285,000) are sister cities located halfway down Chile's endless coastline and sixty-eight miles northwest of Santiago. A city of seafaring traditions and grand hilltop views, Valparaíso was once home to the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Valparaíso also functions as the primary commercial port, naval base, and seat of political power for the country, which creates a unique and modern dynamic in a city with roots in the colonial past. Together, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer something for each visitor, including spectacular beaches, museums, and architecture. Be sure not to miss the world famous music Festival de Viña each February at la Quinta Vergara!

Chile is also one of the most prosperous Latin American countries and the benefits of this prosperity include an excellent educational system and a multitude of distinguished universities. One of these universities, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, serves as the academic anchor of ISA's Chile study abroad programs. Students will be able to take courses in Spanish language and Latin American studies with international students, as well as many electives with local Chileans. The other school, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, is in Viña del Mar, just 15 minutes up the coast. Students will focus on international business courses in English or electives with locals.

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Academic Programs Offered in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

Business and Culture in English & Courses with Locals
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
(Jul 26, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014)IVPF3314$12,750

2015

CodePrice
(Late Feb, 2015 to Mid Jul, 2015)IVPS3315$13,500
(Late Jul, 2015 to Mid Dec, 2015)IVPF3315$13,500
Business and Culture in English & Spanish Language
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
(Jul 26, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014)IVPF3214$12,250

2015

CodePrice
(Late Feb, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015)IVPS3215$12,750
(Late Jul, 2015 to Late Nov, 2015)IVPF3215$12,750
Business Internship, Business Courses with Locals & Spanish Language
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
(Feb 19, 2014 to Jul 12, 2014)IVPS3414$13,000
(Jul 16, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014)IVPF3414$13,000

2015

CodePrice
(Mid Feb, 2015 to Mid Jul, 2015)IVPS3415$13,750
(Late Jul, 2015 to Mid Dec, 2015)IVPF3415$13,750
Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
(Jul 16, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014)IVPF3114$12,500

2015

CodePrice
(Mid Feb, 2015 to Mid Jul, 2015)IVPS3115$13,500
(Mid Jul, 2015 to Mid Dec, 2015)IVPF3115$13,500
Spanish Language & Latin American Studies
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
(Jul 16, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014)IVPF1114$11,900
(Jul 16, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014)IVPEF1114$13,875

2015

CodePrice
(Mid Feb, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015)IVPS1115$12,900
(Mid Feb, 2015 to Late Jun, 2015)IVPES1115$14,975
(Mid Jul, 2015 to Late Nov, 2015)IVPF1115$12,900
(Mid Jul, 2015 to Late Nov, 2015)IVPEF1115$14,975
Student Teaching & Spanish Language
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
(Mid Feb, 2015 to Early Jun, 2015)IVPS3515$10,500