IFSA: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso

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Study abroad in Valparaiso, Chile on the Institute for Study Abroad's Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso! Situated between the mountains and the sea, Valparaíso's cobbled streets and Victorian houses provide a unique setting to examine the e... read more

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A student studying abroad with IFSA: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso
Leaving was the worst thing about my entire year. I was able to increase my fluency, take major classes, and develop a life there. I tried surfing, rock climbing, acro yoga, and so much more. In my second semester the only time I spoke English was in phone calls to people back home because I had become so close to my host family... - University of Denver View Entire Review
October 22, 2019 All Consuming Happiness
I gained a new found feeling of independence and happiness. I learned how to navigate a new city and feel comfortable doing it. - Butler University View Entire Review
The ease of the courses allowed me to study subjects that interested me. Living in a beautiful country, such as Chile, allowed me to write more. Due to the lack of resources, such as English books or a completely different public transport system, I learned how to be self-sufficient, fluid, and relaxed as a 'gringo' backpacker. ... - Colorado College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso
I learned a lot about embracing and experiencing different cultures and peoples. I met a lot of different and new people and formed lifelong connections. I also improved my Spanish skills and experienced a different perspective of Spanish by taking biology courses at PUCV. This was an incredibly worthwhile experience and I would... - Skidmore College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and about Chilean culture. This is was the most influential experience of my life, and completely worthwhile! I learned how to be independent and do things for myself. I learned how to interact with those from other cultures, and how to speak Spanish. I gained problem solving skills and persistence... - Susquehanna University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program
Past Review Just Chilean
I learned to speak Spanish. To appreciate my culture more. I loved it. - Austin College View Entire Review
Learned a new language, history, and culture. I also came back with new friends, some American, some Chilean and even a girlfriend! Study abroad in Chile was a fantastic opportunity and I can't wait to travel more! - University of Denver View Entire Review
better spanish and a better grasp on south american culture - Trinity University View Entire Review
I came out a better person, knowing more about me and who I was and what I wanted from life. It helped show me the foreign world and how I want to spend much of my time in South American after medical school. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was a great experience, I made friends in Chile that I hope to last a lifetime. I also succeeded in my goal of having a fun semester and learning Spanish. - Vassar College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso
I think I grew as a person and definitely expanded my worldview. I wish I could go again! - Rice University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Chilean culture and Chilean Spanish. It was one of the best experiences of my life - University of Denver View Entire Review
My experience abroad gave me the skills and confidence to know that I can travel and survive in another part of the world, in another language, and do so comfortably and self-sufficiently. - Vassar College View Entire Review
Independence, language skills, how to "adult", responsibility, travel skills, communication - Gustavus Adolphus College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program
I learned a lot, more about myself, more about another country and different worldviews. A lot of what I learned was from experiences, which was supported in the classroom. I had always dreamed of spending time in another country, and gained a lot of perspective. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I have a growing interest in international issues instead of focusing on U.S. problems. I also learned a lot more Spanish and plan to continue speaking Spanish here in the states. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It helped my language skills, my confidence, my understanding of a new culture,I want to go back and study more and hopefully work there for an extended period of time. - Barnard College View Entire Review
This was the best experience i have ever been a part of. - Gonzaga University View Entire Review
spanish, friends, culture, a love for valparaíso - Tulane University View Entire Review

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Study abroad in Valparaiso, Chile on the Institute for Study Abroad's Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso! Situated between the mountains and the sea, Valparaíso's cobbled streets and Victorian houses provide a unique setting to examine the economic and psychological factors that create Latin American politics. The city is famous for its charm and picture-perfect views, not to mention the passionate and edgy art scene and politically active student body. An optional internship complements your studies.

What the Chilean Universities Program has to offer:


  • Outstanding academics and unparalleled flexibility in course choice—you will choose courses from two outstanding universities: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Universidad Santa María

  • Gain valuable experience while participating in an internship; options may include:

    • working with children and youth in community organizations

    • performing arts groups

    • working with the disabled

    • conducting marketing and outreach

    • working with the homeless

    • engaging in environmental and science education



  • Valparaíso is located in Chile, named first among Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018 Top Countries

  • Live like a local—take university classes integrated with degree-seeking Chilean students and live with a carefully selected Chilean host family

  • You will be paired with a language partner for further conversational practice and you will have access to academic tutors throughout the semester

  • Give back to the community through one of many volunteer opportunities 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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