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. Some courses may count towards requirements in Bilingual Education, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and/or general education.
*Please see the Cost and Dates tab for specific information about cost differences between tracks.
The coastal city of Valparaíso, known for its unique, colorful architecture and winding streets, offer impressive views of the Pacific Ocean and is approximately one hour from Santiago.
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.View additional housing information
Official program dates are listed on each semester’s Estimated Budget and on the ISA Program Page under "Itinerary."
To see how this program compares, view the Illinois State budget.
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If you would like to connect with a former study abroad participant, please refer to our Study Abroad Alumni Contact List below. These students have volunteered to answer questions and talk with prospective students about their experience abroad!