Semester / Trimester
Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de ValparaísoFall 2 2017 + Service-Learning (Jul 18, 2017 to Dec 9, 2017)
Catalog Code: IVPEF3117
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.
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.
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, 2017Session Dates:
Application Due Date:
April 15, 2017Final Forms & Payments Due:
*prices and dates are subject to change
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-LearningService-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 WorkISA'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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