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  • Locations: Valpara√≠so, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Housing:
Home-stay
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Chile for the Summer!

Institution

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.

Location

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 15, 2017 to June 17, 2017
  • Summer II: June 19, 2017 to July 22, 2017
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the PUCV website.

Housing

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

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2017 Session I Session II
Tuition & Fees $2,100 $2,100
Housing $1,050 $1,050
2OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day $1.42/day
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
  Summer
Airfare $1400 - $2000 
Additional Meals $50 - $200
2Essential Living Expenses $250 - $500
Books and Materials $50 - $100
Local Transportation $40 - $80
Visa (for US Citizens) $0
Passport $150
Estimated Total Additional Expenses  
6Personal Travel and Spending $400 - $800
2Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, 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.

Scholarships

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.

Academics

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:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.