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CIEE Gap Year Abroad in Valparaiso, Chile: Spanish Language & Chilean Culture
Valparaiso, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Fall in love with this charming seaside city while you learn and explore.

Be the envy of all your friends when you live in the one-of-a-kind coastal city of Valparaíso. Dive into intensive language study and accelerate your Spanish skills while experiencing authentic everyday Chilean life. Living with a friendly host family, you’ll find yourself shopping at local markets, preparing and sharing meals, and learning the local customs and traditions.

Outside the classroom, there’s time to explore on your own, meet new people, and hang out with friends. You’ll go on city walking tours, view murals and street art, visit museums, have picnics on the beach, and go to concerts. Group activities include trips to see great art and architecture, as well as a visit to world-famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s house. Want to wander a little? Head off on CIEE day trips to Santiago and the “Coast of the Poets,” and embark on a multi day adventure to Chiloé Island, a cool and untouched island town not usually visited by tourists.

Through your unforgettable gap year experience, you’ll get a taste of Chile's vibrant culture – and also build practical, real-world skills.

*You can create a duo program by combining any two CIEE Gap Year Abroad semesters and get 10% off the second semester.

Please see our website for tuition information. Prices are subject to change and will be locked in for the participant on the day CIEE receives the completed application and program deposit.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
$100,000 in scholarships available, only through CIEE.

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