Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is located in Valparaíso, a thriving cultural capital of Chile with one of the country’s most important seaports. The artsy and bohemian nature of the city has long attracted artists, including poet Pablo Neruda, and boasts some of the best street art in Latin America. The region is also home to beautiful beaches and the splendid Cordillera de Los Andes mountains. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaíso’s narrow cobblestone streets, colorful architecture and unique system of trams, funiculars and escaleras (stairways) provide endless opportunities for exploration.

Established in 1928, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso was the first university founded in the region of Valparaíso and the fourth university founded in Chile. Today, PUCV is recognized as one of the most prestigious, traditional higher educational institutions in the country, and is ranked as the 26th best university in Latin America by QS World University Rankings. 

The Summer Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program is a great fit for students who want to improve their Spanish language skills and study Chilean culture, while taking advantage of all that Valparaíso has to offer. 

Program Website

Course Description

The Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program combines intensive Spanish language study with an overview of Chilean culture, including literature, society and politics. 

For a full list of courses, please see the Summer Sessions Page. Course syllabi can be found here

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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 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...

Walk Score®: 93

Academics

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Communication

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture

Academic Requirements

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

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

No Language Evaluation is required, but it is strongly recommended that students have taken at least one Spanish language class prior to beginning program

Only the Summer 2 session (June - July) is available to ISEP students. The PUCV Summer 1 session is closed to ISEP students. 

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