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  • Locations: Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview CIEE Valparaisol LC

Valparaíso and its twin city of Viña del Mar are located on the Pacific coast, just two hours by bus from Santiago. Valparaíso is a port city, housing the Chilean Congress, and Viña del Mar is a modern resort city, with shops, beaches, and recreational facilities, as well as a residential area. With affordable mass transportation between the two cities, students find them friendly locations in which to live and study.

Program Focus

This program is designed for students from all academic disciplines who are keen on studying abroad in Latin America and have little to no Spanish language background. The program is ideal for students who are eager to experience academic life at a Chilean university, but may not be ready to take courses instructed in Spanish. The program offers students the unique opportunity to take courses in English and study Spanish language at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. This program is most appropriate for students who want to take courses in literature, history, international relations, and Latin American studies, although coursework in other disciplines is also offered.

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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Culture
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science
Credits Students enroll in 14 to 18 semester credits (21 - 27 quarter credits). 
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring terms
Language of Instruction  English, Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required, but having some Spanish language study is recommended
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

*Note: PSU students receive automatic discounts. Read about available CIEE discounts, grants, and scholarships here.

CIEE Program Fee Includes the following:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits