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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 or internship program while abroad.

ISA's Service-Learning and Internship division, ELAP, offers opportunities to work at local organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. ELAP-facilitated programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. All ELAP programs encourage personal and professional growth, develop language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. Students will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

In addition to ELAP-facilitated programs, several of ISA's host institutions offer internships or service-learning opportunities in addition to coursework. Students who choose this option will be enrolled in an ISA program and elect to take an internship or service-learning course through the host university and, upon completion, receive a host university transcript for their coursework.