I LIVED in Chile for an entire year. I learned how to speak the language and be fully apart of a Chilean family while being apart of the Chilean culture. I furthered my ability to adapt and be flexible as well as forming long-lasting relationships.
- Hope College
This program is designed for students from all academic disciplines who have at least three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent in advanced Spanish. It is designed for relatively independent students who seek to matriculate in regular university courses at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and who have a keen interest in contemporary Chilean coastal city life and society. This program is most appropriate for students who want to take courses in literature, history, environmental studies, oceanography and psychology, although other majors are also offered.
* Gain an understanding of Chile through CIEE courses that focus on Chilean heritage, identity, literature, art, and history; work with a language partner
* Take advantage of community service and volunteer opportunities, including working in local schools, shelters, and nongovernmental organizations
* Participate in weekend educational field trips to Pucón, where you will experience the Mapuche indigenous community and outdoor activities, as well as in cultural and educational activities, including city tours, concerts, museums, theater performances, soccer matches, and a visit to a rural farming community