Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Summer Program

Spanish Language and Chilean Culture

SUMMER SNAPSHOT

Explore the Valparaíso region of Chile this summer and take advantage of beautiful weather, stunning beaches, and the magnificent mountains of Cordillera de Los Andes. This six-week Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program combines intensive language study with an overview of national literature and modern social and political Chilean issues. It includes two one-day cultural excursions.

Valparaiso, Chile

Language of Instruction: Spanish

www.dri.pucv.cl


PROGRAM TYPE

ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students    

COURSES

The Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program is a 6-week summer program totaling 120 contact hours (usually 8 US credits, depending on the home universitys transfer policy). Spanish language classes are small, personalized, and offered from the beginning to advanced levels. Every student enrolls in 2 courses.

Download Course Descriptions for PUCV Language and Culture Courses:

Beginner Level:
Beginner Spanish Grammar
Beginner Spanish Conversation & Chilean Culture

Intermediate Level:
Intermediate Spanish Grammar
Intermediate Spanish Conversation & Chilean Culture

Advanced Level (students will take 2 of the following 4 courses):
Advanced Spanish Grammar
Advanced Spanish Conversation & Chilean Culture
Contemporary Chilean Literature
Sociopolitical History of Chile, 20th & 21st Centuries

SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS

Minimum prerequisite: Sophomore-level status.

LANGUAGE NOTES

Students should have some previous contact with the language (ex: high school Spanish)
Eligibility for Beginning Students: 0 – 1 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Eligibility for Intermediate Students: 3 – 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Eligibility for Advanced Students: 4 – 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.

SEMESTER OPTIONS

See the Membership Directory for details.

PROGRAM DATES

mid June - end of July 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE

mid April 2015

PROGRAM FEE

$4,450

HOUSING AND MEALS

Students live with host families. All meals and laundry service are included.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

1 Valparaiso city tours
2 Cultural Day Excursions
Language exchange sessions with Chilean students
Airport pick up & drop off (on official arrival/departure dates)

PROFILE

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), founded in 1928, has established itself as one of the most prestigious traditional higher educational institutions in Chile. The student body numbers over 14,000. Facilities include a modern library system, sports centers, specialized laboratories, and recreational centers. PUCV also runs a television channel, radio station, and film storehouse.

LOCATION

The university comprises different campuses and university centers located in the main cities of the Valparaíso region. The region is known for its beautiful weather, wonderful beaches, and the splendid Cordillera de Los Andes. With a population of more than one million, a unique multicultural flavor is present throughout this main commercial harbor of Chile. Seventy miles from Santiago—the capital city of Chile—Valparaíso’s visitors are sure to be fascinated by its history, geography, and architecture.

HOW TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION


Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :

Participant Profile: REQUIRED
Host Request List:
     º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
     º Site: SELECT "ISEP Direct"
     º Country: SELECT "Chile"
     º Institution: SELECT "Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso"
     º Program Type: SELECT "Intro to Spanish"
Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Spanish Language and Chilean Culture" and click the disc icon.
Language Proficiency: REQUIRED
     º Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "Yes."
     º Please select ONE option that best describes your proof of language proficiency: SELECT either Option 2 or 3 and fill out all the remaining fields.
Personal Statement: REQUIRED
Academic References: NOT REQUIRED
Transcript: REQUIRED











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