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  • Locations: Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019
Rolling Admission 02/19/2020 07/11/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Agri, Food & Life Sciences, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business (Economics), Business (General), Chemistry, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Fine Art, Geography, Health Science, History, Humanities, Journalism, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Law, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Recreation & Sport Management, Religious Studies, Spanish Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

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Program Overview

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Those are the words of Charles Darwin, who called this city home for a time. You’ll know just what he meant when you get to this colorful city. Classes at a top-ranked university, homestays, volunteering, and plenty of exploration make this a prime choice for students who want to know all things Chilean and take their Spanish language skills to the next level.

Unique Experiences


at a top Latin American higher education institution and interact with Chilean students.


known for its diversity, Mediterranean climate, and unique bohemian character.


with a weekend excursion beyond the twin cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

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Excursions & Activities

Program includes 5 days of excursions. In past years we had visited iconic sites such as:

  • Learn about the 2,500-year-old culture of the Mapuche.
  • Explore iconic sites such as La Sebastiana, and Isla Negra both homes of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda; activate your political interest with a visit to the Chilean National Congress; head to Santiago and take guided tours of the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
  • Challenge yourself outdoors with rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and surfing in Viña del Mar and Con Con.
  • See more of Chile with a weekend excursion – perhaps the vineyards of Casablanca, or the small north region in Vicuña. 


Volunteering. Students can opt to volunteer with NGO´s or social institutions, commuting twice a week to small towns near the city by using the train known as Merval. Volunteering options range from administrative support to city hall leaders (concejales), to health care NGO´s that give shelter to vulnerable children and elderly. You could also assist the local football team with community service!

Not-for-Credit Internship. Share your time, and see another slice of Chilean life up close with a not-for-credit opportunity in Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. Help with kids’ sports and recreational programs, lend a hand at a shelter, spruce up a community center, or pitch in at a school.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • 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

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  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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