Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Students at an advanced level of Spanish or higher will take courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso with local students and can choose from hundreds of courses offered from a wide variety of departments.
Students are required to enroll in at least one "regular" course with locals and three to four additional courses of their choice. Students have the option of taking any course offered with international students through the Spanish Language & Chilean Culture program. However, in order to optimize the academic rigor of this program, ISA strongly recommends that students enroll primarily in regular courses with locals.
Please note that there are three different types of courses offered at the PUCV-- Regular, General Electives and Spanish Language & Latin American Studies.
All courses for the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso are held at the Valparaíso and Viña del Mar campuses, and are taught by host university faculty. Classmates are international and local students.
Students who do not wish to enroll in at least one regular course with locals will be required to switch to the Spanish Language & Chilean Culture program.
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.
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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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