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Areas of Study: Acting/Performance Art, Agriculture, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Culture, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Spanish, Sports, Sports Science, Theater/Drama, Urban Design, Urban Studies Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum gpa: 2.5 Housing Options: Homestay
Class: 3. Junior Program Type: Off Campus International
Program Description:

Liberal Arts

VALPARAISO, CHILE

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Program Overview

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Those are the words of Charles Darwin, who called this city home for a time. You’ll know just what he meant when you get to this colorful city. Classes at a top-ranked university, homestays, volunteering, and plenty of exploration make this a prime choice for students who want to know all things Chilean and take their Spanish language skills to the next level.

Unique Experiences

GET A COMPLETE NEW UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

at a top Latin American higher education institution and interact with Chilean students.

LIVE AND LEARN IN A SPANISH-SPEAKING SEASIDE CITY

known for its diversity, Mediterranean climate, and unique bohemian character.

GET A BIGGER VIEW OF CHILEAN SOCIETY

with a weekend excursion beyond the twin cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.

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Excursions & Activities

Program includes 5 days of excursions. In past years we had visited iconic sites such as:

  • Learn about the 2,500-year-old culture of the Mapuche.
  • Explore iconic sites such as La Sebastiana, and Isla Negra both homes of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda; activate your political interest with a visit to the Chilean National Congress; head to Santiago and take guided tours of the Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.
  • Challenge yourself outdoors with rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and surfing in Viña del Mar and Con Con.
  • See more of Chile with a weekend excursion – perhaps the vineyards of Casablanca, or the small north region in Vicuña. 

Projects

Volunteering. Students can opt to volunteer with NGO´s or social institutions, commuting twice a week to small towns near the city by using the train known as Merval. Volunteering options range from administrative support to city hall leaders (concejales), to health care NGO´s that give shelter to vulnerable children and elderly. You could also assist the local football team with community service!

Not-for-Credit Internship. Share your time, and see another slice of Chilean life up close with a not-for-credit opportunity in Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. Help with kids’ sports and recreational programs, lend a hand at a shelter, spruce up a community center, or pitch in at a school.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Chilean culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/27/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/19/2020 07/11/2020

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