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  • Locations: Valpara√≠so, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Home-stay Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Spanish
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Chile for the Summer!


The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), founded in 1928, has established itself as one of the most prestigious, traditional higher educational institutions in Chile. The student body numbers over 14,000 students.


The city of Valparaíso is the cultural and legislative capital, and the main commercial harbor, of Chile. You can spend a semester taking in all the city has to offer: from colonial-era architecture in its historic downtown area to sensational seafood and, of course, beaches. With a population of more than one million, the region has a multicultural flavor.  Seventy miles from the capital city of Chile, Santiago, Valparaíso fascinates visitors with its history, geography, and architecture.

Academic Calendar

  • Summer I: May 21, 2019 to June 22, 2019
  • Summer II: June 24, 2019 to July 27, 2019
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the PUCV website.


All students are housed with host families and receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the host family.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2019 One Session Two Sessions
Tuition & Fees $2,300 $4,600
Housing $1,250 $2,500
2OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day
Intl Health Dev Fee $60 $60
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  One Session Two Sessions
Airfare $1400 - $2000  $1400 - $2000
Additional Meals $50  $100 
2Personal Expenses $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Books and Materials $50  $100
Local Transportation $40 - $60 $80 - $120
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $0
Passport $150 $150
6Personal Travel and Spending $200 - $400 $400 - $800
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
6Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

Students must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to be eligible to apply for summer financial aid. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


PUCV offers Spanish language and culture courses at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.  Students with advanced levels of Spanish can select from several content courses taught in Spanish.  For more information please visit the PUCV summer web page.

Students participating on the PUCV summer program will enroll in 2 courses per summer session for a total of 6 credits per session. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.