Interested in Latin American culture and passionate about furthering social justice? Advance social change and enroll in up to three courses through this hybrid study and virtual service-learning internship program. Get a taste for Chilean culture and meet locals through workshops on Chilean cuisine and traditional Checa dancing.

Participate in a service-learning project at a local Valparaiso community organization, with the opportunity to also enroll in a variety of courses in subjects like human rights, environmental issues and the history and culture in Latin America.  

Gain program design and evaluation skills through this 6-credit service-learning internship course. You’ll be placed at a local Valparaíso organization that compliments your studies and interests. Over the course of the semester, work together with classmates and program stakeholders to complete the project from design, execution to evaluation. The course follows a format of two months of theory, workshops and classroom learning followed by the two months of work with the community organization. This internship pairs well with the Comunicación Intercultural course.   

PUCV is dedicated to fostering global citizens and courses are centered around social responsibility, community engagement and broadening cultural understanding. 

Course Description

Classes will be taught in a mix of recorded lectures and real-time small group seminars and discussions. Students may enroll in up to three courses, or a maximum of 15 credits.

Sample Course Offerings Include: 

- Service Learning Internship

- Human Rights in Latin America 

- Resistance, Appropriation and Sustainability: Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Mapuche People 

- Socio-Environmental Latin American History 

- Comunicación Intercultural 

- Historia de América Latina en el Siglo XX 

While the Service Learning internship and courses in the social sciences and humanities are the highlights of this program, there are also English-taught courses available in the fields of business, engineering and life science.

A full list of course offerings, including the number of credits per course and links to syllabi can be found here.

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    Latin American Studies

  • Biology

    Botany/Plant Biology

  • Business

  • Engineering

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    Latin American Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

 

Students at a B1 level or above (at least 3 semesters of university-level Spanish) may enroll in all courses and the Service Learning Internship. The results of a language evaluation with PUCV staff prior to the start of the program will ultimately determine suitability for the courses in which students want to enroll. 

Students with no prior Spanish experience or a beginner level of Spanish may only enroll in Spanish as a second language courses and courses taught in English.

Students may choose to enroll in between one and three courses by selecting below the number of courses they plan to take. Specific course selections will be indicated when completing the ISEP Course Request List, after you submit your application.

Students who would like to enroll in the service learning internship plus more than one course should contact Student Advisor Maggie Montgomery (mmontgomery@isep.org).

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