Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Housing: host families

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • No minimum study of Spanish required, unless selecting the business internship track
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2013-2014
May 16, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
$4,490
SUMMER 2 2013-2014
Jun 20, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
$4,490
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2013-2014
May 16, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
$7,690

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014
SUMMER 2 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 10, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

90 contact hours per term; 6 semester credit

Students who choose to study abroad in Valparaíso in API’s Chilean Culture and Spanish Language Program have the opportunity to complete 6 semester credits of language and culture coursework. Beginning and intermediate-level Spanish speakers will complete a Spanish grammar course along with a conversation and culture course. Advanced Spanish speakers may choose to complete a grammar course along with an elective course or simply select two elective courses. All courses are available only to visiting international students and are taught in Spanish. All courses are equivalent to three semester credits.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP TRACK (2 CREDITS)

Students with an advanced Spanish level are eligible to complete a credit-bearing internship in the field of business.  The program is designed for students interested in business administration, family and small business management, marketing, tourism and entrepreneurship. The internship represents a total of 90 work hours and students will complete a complementary course alongside the internship to orient them to the economic and business environment of Chile.  Students who select the internship option may enroll in one or two additional courses during the summer session, selecting from advanced language courses, an English-taught elective entitled Identity Issues in Contemporary Latin American History: An Intercultural Approach or one of the following options taught in Spanish:

  • Literatura Hispanoamericana Contemporaranea (Contemporary Hispanic American Literature)
  • Cine y Literatura Latinoamericana (Film and Latin American Literature)
  • Historia Sociopolítica de América Latina, siglos XX-XXI (Sociopolitical History of Latin America, 20th and 21st Centuries)

Students selecting this option and completing one course will pay an additional fee of US$250; those who select the internship and two courses will pay an additional fee of US$650. Students are encouraged to apply earlier than standard deadlines.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight and day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Vija Mendelson is the Valparaíso Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Chile.

VijaMendellson

Resident Director

Karla Jofré is the Valparaíso Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Chile.