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Country : Chile
City : valparaiso
Program Term
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Program Date
Please see API website.
Program Description
Chiles tremendous range covers a hugely diverse array of landscapes, from the desolate moonscape of Chiles Atacama Desert, to the fertile vineyards of the Central Valley, to the lush rainforests of the Lake District, down to the magnificent glaciers and peaks of Patagonia not to mention more than 3,000 miles of coastline and Easter Island. Its truly mindboggling to think of how many different experiences one can have in this diverse South American nation. API offers programs in two magnificent Chilean cities Valparaso and Via del Mar.

Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Nicknamed The Jewel of the Pacific, Valparaiso was declared a UN ESCO world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. Offering strikingly beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean from the top of its numerous hills, it is reminiscent of San Francisco. API students take classes at Pontifcia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso or at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria. Both universities are highly regarded as two of the best in Chile.

Neighboring Valparaiso, Vina del Mar is built on the land of two former estates and is known for its beautiful beaches. The city of Vina del Mar is often called the Garden City but is also known as a university town. It is a safe and relaxed city where visiting international students can take Spanish language courses in combination with Chilean culture courses, or directly enroll in a variety of classes with local students.
Who Can Apply
  • United States
  • Canada
Subject Area
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Business Admin. & Mngmt
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • History
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Literature and Studies
  • Sports
Program Cost
Please see API website
Are Scholarships Available?
Please see API website
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Academic Programs International, API, is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs for our students. The experience of living, interacting and learning in an international environment presents invaluable opportunities for each student's academic and personal development. All of our academic and extracurricular offerings are selected with the goal of helping students to grow more self-aware and culturally sensitive. We envision each student evolving from a tourist to a resident to a global citizen, and API is dedicated to supporting this lifelong process. API is committed to providing the best comprehensive study abroad experience possible with personal attention available to our students throughout his or her program, and to working closely with home universities to offer support before, during and after the education abroad experience.
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