Arcadia in Chile Summer

A unique exploration of Spanish Language and Chilean Culture

offered by Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies

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The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) is one of Latin America's most forward thinking international universities. Founded in 1928, with a tradition of academic excellence, now serves over 14,000 students. PUCV allows Arcadia's students to join international students from all over the region and world in engaging with its rich community and in exploring Latin America's dynamic contemporary reality. Students will have the opportunity to discover what global means in a Latin American and Chilean context, in two courses, one on Globalization and Social Justice and a Spanish language course. Valparaíso is the classroom, and students will engage in the university and the community, from the university to Valparaíso, Santiago and surrounding areas. In addition to the courses, taught in English, students will be involved in a wide variety of co- and extra-curricular activities. Full immersion is enhanced by homestay housing for all students. For either five or 10 weeks over the summer, take advantage or what the beautiful Chilean costal city of Valparaíso has to offer. You will have the option to attend one or both of the 5 week summer sessions that are available. Each session awards 6 credits. Spanish classes of all levels are available. Your level will be determined by a placement test during orientation. Classes are taught by faculty from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in university classrooms and on site in Valparaíso. Arcadia University opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories: Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, … Get to know yourself - then change! Gain a new view of the world and your place in it. Rely on us for support: 9 centers covering 12 countries worldwide Boost your résumé – employers AND graduate schools.


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