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ISEP Exchange - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Valparaíso, Chile (Outgoing Program)
|Program Website:||Click Here for Additional Information|
|Restrictions:||UW-Platteville applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2015||10/01/2014 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Area of Study:||Accounting, Biological & Environmental Sciences, Business, Business Finance, Business Law, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, International Business, International Marketing, Jazz, Journalism, Literature, Logistics / Supply-Chain Management, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies||Program Type:||Study Abroad|
|Program Model:||Exchange||Language(s) of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Years of Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Valparaíso, Chile (pop. 300,000)Language of instruction: Spanish
Student Enrollment: 14,000
Student Enrollment: 14,000
LocationThe university is distributed in different campuses and university centers located in the main cities of the Valparaíso region. The region combines beautiful weather, wonderful beaches and the splendid Cordillera de Los Andes. With a population of more than one million, the region has a multicultural flavor. The city of Valparaíso is the cultural and legislative capital, and the main commercial harbor, of Chile. Seventy miles from the capital city of Chile, Santiago, Valparaíso fascinates visitors with its history, geography, and architecture.
Program TypeISEP-Exchange: Academic semester
ISEP-Direct: Academic year, semester, and summer
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.
Program DatesAcademic year: early March to December; Semester 1: early March to mid-July; Semester 2: August to December. Please note that this site observes the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar. If you want to study for a full-year in the southern hemisphere, consider starting your program at the beginning of their academic year in February or March. Some institutions offer annual rather than semester courses. For southern hemisphere programs, ISEP benefits do apply during the recess between semesters (June-July), whereas they do NOT apply between the end of one academic year and the beginning of a new academic year (December to February-March).
ProgramsOption 1: ISEP-Exchange and ISEP-Direct: Academic Year or Semester - Regular Courses
- Architecture and Urbanism (arts)
- Sciences (biology & natural sciences, biochemistry, chemistry & natural sciences, industrial chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics, optics, physics, statistics)
- Economics and Management (accounting/ auditing, commercial engineering/ business administration, social work, journalism)
- Philosophy and Education (elementary education, English, history, geography & social sciences, interpreting, music, philosophy, physical education, pre-school education, psychology, Spanish & communications, special education, translation)
- Engineering (biochemical, bioprocesses, chemical, computer sciences, construction, electrical, electronic, industrial, mechanical, extractive metallurgy, transportation)
- Natural Resources (fishing engineering, food engineering, geography, oceanography)
- Religious Sciences
This program is for international students interested in learning about diverse aspects of the Contemporary Latin American reality from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students take three core courses, exclusive for international students, and choose two elective courses, which are taken with Chilean students. The core courses are Contemporary Latin American History, Contemporary Latin American Narrative, and Globalization and Integration in Latin America. Elective courses include (but are not limited to): Urban and Regional History of Valparaiso, Construction of the Collective Memory, Latin American Geography, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, Chilean and Hispano-American Literature, etc.
Option 3: ISEP-Direct semester: Culture Courses Taught in English + Beginner Spanish Language Courses
This program is specially designed for international students with a beginner level of Spanish who want to experience, under a total immersion context, Latin American and Chilean culture. The program includes a special orienation for program participants in English plus three field trips to local historical and cultural sites throughout the semester. Apart from beginning level courses in Grammar, Reading and Communication in the Spanish language, choose from the following courses taught in English:
- Contemporary Latin American Literature
- Contemporary Latin American Films
- Pre-Columbian Arts & Society
- Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America
- Socio-economic Evolution of Chile and Latin America
- International Relations
Courses taught in EnglishPUC Valparaiso offers courses in English along with a Beginning Spanish language program as an ISEP-Direct option. See Option 3 in the "Courses" section above.
Housing and MealsStudents are housed in single-occupancy rooms with host families and receive twenty-one meals per week from the host family. No married student housing is available.
ProfileThe Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), founded in 1928, has established itself as one of the most prestigious, traditional higher educational institutions in Chile. The student body numbers over 14,000 students. The PUCV facilities include a modern library system, sport centers, specialized laboratories, and recreational centers. The university runs a television channel, radio station, and film storehouse.
As international students at the PUCV, ISEP participants have access to primary health care services at no cost.
ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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