Business Internship, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies -Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
The Business Internship, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies summer program is oriented towards international students with an advanced level of Spanish, who are interested in having an internship experience abroad.The program provides academic and cultural learning opportunities in order to develop intercultural understanding and leadership skills.
The available internship placements are coordinated through the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso's business incubator, Chrysalis. Chrysalis works directly with local start-ups in the Valparaíso and Viña del Mar area and identifies opportunities in which interns can contribute and assist with the growth and success of the company. All students must fulfill 20 hours of work for 5 weeks at their designated placement; along with it there is a course taught at the University that will provide students with the necessary context and knowledge.
All courses are taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso by local university professors. ISA participants take classes alongside other international students.
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.
Students will interview with the PUCV prior to program acceptance to determine internship placement, Spanish Language level and program eligibility.
All students are required to be a major or minor in a business-related field.
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.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
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