Spanish Language and Chilean Culture
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 excursions: to the Cabalgata Dunas de Ritoque as well as to the capital city of Santiago..
Language of Instruction: Spanish
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Advanced students take two of the following four courses: Spanish Grammar, Spanish Conversation and Chilean Culture, Contemporary Chilean Literature, and Sociopolitical History of Chile--20th & 21st Centuries. Intermediate and beginning students take Spanish Grammar and Conversation, and Chilean Culture. Students receive a total of 120 contact hours for the program.
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
When completing the Host Site Request List, please indicate the host site program name and if required, list your selected courses. Your entry may look like this example below:
1. Valparaiso: Spanish Language and Chilean Culture – ISEP Direct
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Minimum prerequisite: Sophomore-level status.
Eligibility for Advanced Students: 4 – 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Eligibility for Intermediate Students: 3 – 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Eligibility for Beginning Students: 0-1 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
Students should have some previous contact with the language (ex: high school Spanish)
Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
See the Membership Directory for details.
June 16 – July 27, 2013
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students live with Chilean host families. Meals are provided.
2 Valparaiso city tours
2 Cultural Day Excursions
Language exchange sessions with Chilean students
Airport pick up & drop off (on official arrival/departure dates)
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.
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.