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Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year (SH)
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Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Language Requirement: 2 years Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

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The Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso (PUCV), founded in 1928, has established itself as one of the most prestigious, traditional higher education institutions in Chile.  With 9 faculties and over 53 academic programs, PUCV offers diversity in study, and beauty in location.

Fast Facts
Exchange levels:  undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction:  Spanish, English
Language requirement:  two years college-level Spanish prior to exchange for courses taught in Spanish; none for courses taught in English
University website:  http://www.pucv.cl/
Length of  exchange:  semester or year; note that PUCB's academic year runs March to December, with a semester break in July
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Academics
The language of instruction at PUCV is Spanish.  Class options are extremely diverse with some possible subjects including business administration and economics, agricultural sciences, oceanographic sciences, art and architecture, natural and basic sciences, law, religion sciences, education, humanities and engineering. Course information can be found at the following links:
Regular Academic Courses    
Contemporary Latin American Studies Program
Beginner Spanish and courses taught in English

Housing & Meals
PUCV does not offer residence halls on campus, but they do help arrange home stays, apartments, or hotels for students.  They highly recommend students stay with host families. 

Cost Information
Students pay their regular tuition to UM, and their room and board in Valparaiso.  The average cost of staying with a host family is US$3,000/semester, meals included.  Apartments cost about US$400/month, plus US$200/month for food.  UM financial aid can be applied to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program. 

Credit Transfer
Students register for classes upon arrival in Valparaiso.  The minimum full-time load is 180 hours of class per semester, which transfers to 12 UM credits per semester.

Program Dates
Program dates follow PUCV’s southern hemisphere schedule.
Semester 1: March to mid-July
Semester 2: late July to  December 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 01/10/2015 07/15/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.
Year (SH) 2015 09/12/2014 10/01/2014 01/10/2015 12/15/2015
 NOTE: Program dates are approximate. Official program dates are provided by the host institution upon acceptance.