Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso: Valparaiso - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Located in the region of Valparaiso, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has been educating generations since 1925. Nowadays, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious and experienced higher education institutions in Chile, ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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Appreciate life more, because the most unexpected change can happen, and you never know when your life will change - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 04, 2018 My Second Home In Chile
I learned so much about being on my own and having to figure things out in a new country. I grew as a person, matured, gained insight into how I best interact with others, and also gained so many treasured cultural experiences. It was 100% worthwhile and I wish I could do it over again every semester. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I gained a greater appreciation for south america, its cultures and some of its history. It was absolutely worthwhile to be able to experience such a different kind of culture. It was also fantastic to be able to meet other students from all over the world and experience such a new place and language with them. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Very much so. It has helped me become less controlled by stress. I have been forced to step out of my box and just live my life. While I am still very organized I do not feel the need to plan out ever single little aspect of my life. - Hamline University View Entire Review
It was the best thing I did for myself. - Hamline University View Entire Review
August 14, 2019 La Vida En Viña
I guess I answered this partially in a previous question, but yes, it was entirely worthwhile. Worth the mountain of preparation and pre-trip stressers. Worth "missing out" on all that was happening at home (I didn't get homesick, I was enjoying Chile too much I think). I can't stress enough how much I will treasure studying abr... - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
September 11, 2017 Rad!
I majorly improved my Spanish language skills and learned to drop fear of asking seemingly stupid or forward questions. The program was absolutely worthwhile. I also learned I was incredibly lucky to have not experienced intense daily sexism to the same extent that many of my peers (both local and foreign) experienced. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I have a whole new appreciation for the U.S.A. and will love to travel more but appreciate my home country more than ever. - Kansas State University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I just wish there had been more resources available to us in that country from my program. Other programs (e.g. IFSA Butler) had separate orientation programs for this specific study abroad program. It was a way to meet other people in the same program, and they were provided with more guidance and counselin... - Hamline University View Entire Review
I'm definitely blessed and grateful to have met such wonderful people. However do to my own personal demise I was having a hard time adapting. From a sociologist perspective, Chile can seem like a pretty grim place, set up against the minority, just like the United States. But as a student it was a great place and experience. - Hamline University View Entire Review

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Located in the region of Valparaiso, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has been educating generations since 1925. Nowadays, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious and experienced higher education institutions in Chile, and has nine different faculties within the region.

Study abroad participants can join classes from the different majors offered by the university in both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, The PUCV offers both short and long term Spanish language programs with a possibility to earn the DELE international certification for Spanish as a foreign language.

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