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

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.

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

June 15 - July 26, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE

April 15, 2014

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.











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