Universities in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso
The Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV) was founded in 1928 and is one of the most prestigious institutions of the Chilean higher educational system. With an enrollment of over 13,000 students, the university hosts around 250 international students each semester. Although the PUCV's academic facilities are located in both Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, its main complex is located on the northern edge of Valparaíso across the street from the ISA office. This complex houses administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories, libraries and computer and audio-visual facilities. All international students will have orientation sessions at the university at the start of the semester to finalize course selections. Study abroad students also have access to tutoring, computer, sports and recreation facilities. ISA participants may also participate in the various workshops and organizations that the Pontifical Catholic University offers.
Our programs at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso
Adolfo Ibáñez University
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez is an AACSB accredited university which originated from the Business School of Valparaiso in 1953. Since then its faculties have expanded to cover areas of study such as Commercial and Civil Industrial Engineering, Law, Journalism, Psychology, History, Literature, and Government. It has an enrollment of more than 7,000 students among its campuses, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The campus also boasts facilities for playing tennis, soccer, volleyball, rugby, basketball, swimming, weight training and more.
Our programs at the Adolfo Ibáñez University
ELAP students will attend one of the two universities if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their ELAP program:
ELAP students participating in an ELAP stand-alone program will not attend a foreign university, but will receive one week of Spanish tutorials (15 hours) during their first week (for program 6 to 16 weeks in duration) and then continue at their assigned placement.
Our programs at the ELAP in Valparaiso