PUCV offers courses for students at an intermediate or advanced level of Spanish acquisition who are seeking an intensive immersion program while earning credit towards a major or minor.
Students can earn 12-15 credits during a fall/spring semester at PUCV.
Host University Website: Please see the host university website for most up to date course offerings.
Course Equivalencies: Many courses available at PUCV have already been evaluated for ISU credit. Find courses that have been evaluated.
Grade Conversion and Credit Transfer: Grading and credit conversions for PUCV have already been evaluated for ISU credit. Please see the Academics page for a guide to Grade Conversions and Credit Transfers.
Students studying at PUCV can follow one of four tracks while studying in Chile:
Students who opt to enroll in the program with the Service Learning course can choose to earn senior level hours for the class or LALS 398A01 - Professional Practice Internships, which is an elective in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies minor sequence.
Please see the Cost and Dates tab for specific information about cost differences between tracks.
The coastal city of Valparaíso, an important seaport, is built up into the mountains
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) was founded in 1928 as a private university
Students studying at PUCV will have the option to live with a host family or in a pension (guest house) during their study abroad experience.
Please note: Pensiones are not available during the intensive month. Students interested in intensive month programming should choose a homestay placement.
Official program dates are listed on each semester’s Estimated Budget.
To see how this program compares, view the Illinois State budget.
Visit the scholarship page to explore additional funding opportunities.
Dr. Juliet Lynd
Spanish Teacher Education Major
Spring 2017 Participant