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Academic Programs in Santiago

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

The Spanish Language & Culture academic year program at the Pontifical Catholic University has a Caribbean and Dominican focus and is for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish. Students are able to select classes from a variety of subjects including, history, film, literature and culture. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in a community service program. All classes are taken with other international students and are taught at the Pontifical Catholic University by Dominican professors.

Semester / Trimester

The Spanish Language & Culture semester program at the Pontifical Catholic University has a Caribbean and Dominican focus and is for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish. Students are able to select classes from a variety of subjects including, history, film, literature and culture. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in a community service program. All classes are taken with other international students and are taught at the Pontifical Catholic University by Dominican professors.

Summer

The Spanish Language & Culture summer program is open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish-level students. Beginning and intermediate level students will take a Spanish grammar course and a Caribbean culture course that is taught in Spanish. Advanced level students will have the option of courses focusing on Spanish grammar, conversation, and Caribbean culture and literature. Advanced level students also have the opportunity to participate in a community service program. All classes are taken with other ISA students and are taught at the Pontifical Catholic University by Dominican professors.

Service-Learning/Internship

ISA is committed to offering students opportunities to go beyond the classroom and participate in a service-learning program while abroad.

ISA Service-Learning partners with local organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Service-learning programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. These programs encourage personal and professional growth, increase language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. 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. Credit may be awarded through a student's home university or from Carroll College.