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

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Service-Learning/Internship
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Business and Culture in English & Courses with Locals - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 4 2014
(Jul 26, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014)
IVPF3314$12,750

2015

CodePrice
Spring 4 2015
(Feb 24, 2015 to Jul 13, 2015)
IVPS3315$13,500
Fall 4 2015
(Late Jul, 2015 to Mid Dec, 2015)
IVPF3315$13,500
Business and Culture in English & Spanish Language - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Spring 3 2015
(Feb 24, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015)
IVPS3215$12,750
Fall 3 2015
(Late Jul, 2015 to Late Nov, 2015)
IVPF3215$12,750
Business Internship, Business Courses with Locals & Spanish Language - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 6 2014
(Jul 16, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014)
IVPF3414$13,000

2015

CodePrice
Spring 6 2015
(Feb 18, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015)
IVPS3415$13,750
Fall 6 2015
(Jul 15, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015)
IVPF3415$13,750
Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Spring 2 2015
(Feb 18, 2015 to Jul 11, 2015)
IVPS3115$13,500
Fall 2 2015
(Jul 15, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015)
IVPF3115$13,500
Fall 2 2015 + Service-Learning
(Jul 15, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015)
IVPEF3315 TBA
Spanish Language & Latin American Studies - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Spring 1 2015
(Feb 18, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015)
IVPS1115$12,900
Spring 1 2015 + Service-Learning
(Feb 18, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015)
IVPES1115$14,975
Fall 1 2015
(Jul 15, 2015 to Nov 28, 2015)
IVPF1115$12,900
Fall 1 2015 + Service-Learning
(Jul 15, 2015 to Nov 28, 2015)
IVPEF1115$14,975
Student Teaching & Spanish Language - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
[Courses instructed in Spanish]

2015

CodePrice
Spring 7 2015
(Feb 18, 2015 to Jun 6, 2015)
IVPS3515$10,500