Program Overview

The Liberal Arts program is intended for students who have at least three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and desire a program that permits direct enrollment with Chilean university students and personalized instruction and support through both academic and non-academic activities. Given the array of disciplines and courses available to participants, this program is suitable for undergraduate students with strong Spanish language skills from a variety of majors. All courses are taught in Spanish.

You will be required to enroll in one of the two CIEE courses: Chilean and Latin American Identity: The Challenges of Globalization, or Contemporary Hispano-American Short Stories. You may enroll in a maximum of two CIEE courses. In addition, you may enroll in 3-4 courses offered at PUCV.

Academic year students are not required to take a CIEE course during their second semester. Continuing students from the CIEE Study Center in Santiago must take one of the CIEE courses during their semester in Valparaíso.

You will take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Spanish at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Chilean society.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Liberal Arts in Valpara√≠so, Chile

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester201910/1/2018Late FebruaryMid-July
Fall Semester20194/1/2019Mid-JulyEarly December
Academic Year2019-204/1/2019Mid-JulyMid-July
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Late FebruaryMid-July

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