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Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Fall 2 2017 + Service-Learning (Jul 18, 2017 to Dec 9, 2017)
Catalog Code: IVPEF3117

Academic Information

The Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines program allows students at the advanced or higher Spanish proficiency level to enroll in courses with local Chilean students. Students can choose from a wide range of courses that fall under the host university's curriculum. Students who do not wish to enroll in at least one course with locals, will be required to switch to the Spanish Language & Chilean Culture program.

All courses are taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso by local university professors. ISA participants take classes alongside Chilean and other international students.

Program Highlights:

  • Urban style campus right across from the ISA Valparaíso office.
  • Popular Subjects: Business, Literature, Social Sciences, Latin American Studies.
  • Required to enroll in one course, at minimum, with locals.
Gap Year students are also eligible for this program. For more information, click here.

Please note that a student visa is required for all ISA Chile semester programs. Please reference the Student Visa & Embassy page for more information. Applying for a visa could require out of state travel.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Chile Site Specialist.

Service-Learning Information

In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Prices & Dates

July 18, 2017 - December 9, 2017

Session Dates:

IVPEF3117

Catalog Code:

$15,650*

Price:

April 1, 2017

Application Due Date:

April 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Currently Accepting Applications!

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (six quarters) of college-level Spanish.

Additional Program Options

Service-Learning

Service-Learning placements are offered in this site and may be combined with an ISA academic program. Email moc.daorbaseiduts@gninraelecivres or speak with a program manager at 512-777-2868 about your options.

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit veritasabroad.com to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email info@veritasabroad.com.

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