Program Details

We make studying abroad in Valparaíso easy. In partnership with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), CEA gives you the opportunity to learn more about the world and yourself in this offbeat, colorful city on the Chilean coast.
Valparaiso, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our two programs in Valparaíso focus on the Spanish language and Chilean culture, while allowing you to enroll in a variety of electives. Choose between the Spanish Language & Latin American Studies program or Advanced Chilean Immersion, and study alongside Chilean and other international students at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.  

PUCV ranks in the top 30 Latin American universities and hosts more than 14,000 students annually, including international students from around the world. The main campus in Valparaíso gives students access to the downtown area, the city’s metro, and the Pacific Ocean. The university is nationally recognized for its academics and research programs in science, engineering, humanities, and the arts.      

Semester students typically enjoy three complementary excursions to local attractions, while summer students go on two. Take a horseback ride through the Chilean countryside or experience the beautiful botanical gardens in nearby Viña del Mar. Cultural engagement activities give you the opportunity to explore Chilean culture firsthand through visits to Caleta Horcon, Pablo Neruda’s House and Museum in Isla Negra, Mapuche Ruca, and a tour of the Casablanca Wineries.  

CEA makes sure your housing, health, safety, social engagement, and other needs are taken care of. Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority.  

Setting Description:
Long called “the jewel of the Pacific,” Valparaíso stands out on 4,000 miles of Chilean coastline with its brightly colored buildings built on hills. Experience the creative side of Chilean culture here, surrounded by some of the most memorable street murals in the world. Enjoy days at the beach and delicious local seafood in this historical coastal city, where boats continue to dock in the bay. When you want to get away for the weekend and see some of Chile’s spectacular natural wonders, Valparaíso will serve as a convenient home base.
Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.

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