The student-friendly nature of Valparaíso and neighboring Viña del Mar make this an ideal destination to take your Spanish-language skills to the next level, no matter what your major is. More than friendly, this colorful, sea-side city and beautiful surrounding country will set you up for endless discoveries – about yourself and Chilean culture.
FAST-FORWARD YOUR PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH LANGUAGE
by living with a host family.
LEARN ABOUT CHILE
and its place in Latin America with courses at top-ranked Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.
GET A BIGGER VIEW OF CHILEAN SOCIETY
with different excursions in the country.
Excursions & Activities
Program includes 5 days of excursions. In past years we had visited iconic sites such as:
- Isla Negra, home of Nobel Chilean poet Pablo Neruda
- Vineyards of Casablanca valley
- “La Moneda”, Presidential palace of Chilean Government (Santiago)
- Museum of Memory and Human Rights (Santiago)
- San Pedro de Atacama
- Pucón and Temuco
Volunteering. Students can opt to volunteer with NGO´s or social institutions. Volunteering options range from administrative support to health care NGO´s that give shelter to vulnerable children and elderly.
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation – an introduction to Chilean culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
- 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
- $8 million in scholarships offered each year
- 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
- Study tours and cultural activities included
- Internships and volunteering opportunities
- Rigorous academics
- Cultural immersion
- iNext travel insurance included
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