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ISA Valparaiso/Vina del Mar, Chile: Spanish Language & Latin American Studies - Intensive Month
Vina Del Mar, Chile
Program Terms: January Interim
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Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 
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Fact Sheet:
 Minimum GPA:
 Program Type:
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
Dormitory, Homestay with family, Other
 Areas of Study:
English, Government & International Affairs, Spanish
 Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval
 Add'l App Required:
 Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
We Are Study Abroad

  • Not included in Intensive Month programs

  • Official transcript from host university
  • Tuition at host university
  • Room and board
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Full-time resident staff
  • Medical insurance
  • Internet access
  • Student services
  • Cultural activities
  • On-site ISA office
  • Language exchange (depending on the session)
  • Visa support
  • Pre-departure advising
  • On-site cultural and academic orientation
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Valparaíso/Viña del Mar

Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso

Intensive Month
The Intensive Month program is designed for students who want to focus on language acquisition. The February session offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses including Spanish grammar and Chilean culture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso. All classes are taken with international students and are taught by Chilean professors. Please note that the Intensive Month program price does not include airport pick-up, drop-off, or excursions.

Minimum Grade Requirement
  • Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
  • There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Chile. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll
  • Students who arrive in Chile having completed less than one year or college-level Spanish will likely place into beginning level courses
  • Students who arrive in Chile having completed one full year of college-level Spanish will likely place into the intermediate level courses
  • Students who arrive in Chile having completed two years of college-level Spanish will likely place into the advanced level courses

Course Information
Course Disclaimer
  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some of the courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website
  • Following the January intensive month it is possible to participate in an 8-week service-learning and internship through ELAP. Please visit the ELAP website for more information on intensive month plus ELAP Service-Learning and Internships.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January Interim 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.