Villanova University invites applications for its exciting six-week summer program in the little known secret of South America---Chile. Students will experience a complete immersion into the culture and society of Chile through home-stays with carefully picked local families, diverse and friendly courses on topics of contemporary relevance, and guided study tours in Valparaíso, Santiago, and the Central Region. Chile boasts the fastest growing economy, highest Human Development Index (HDI), highest literacy rate, and transparent government. Yet it is also enriched by the indigenous, Iberian, and other influences. Situated between the gorgeous Andes mountain ranges and the blue Pacific Ocean, Chile is the Switzerland of the Western Hemisphere.
Students are required to take a total of six-credits on this program. Students are not allowed to repeat a course which they have already taken at Villanova University. Please contact the FPC with any questions related to coursework.
* Additional language instruction may be arranged to meet student needs
Additional Academic Requirements
All area studies courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Lectures are normally in Spanish. Language instruction is arranged to meet the participants' needs.
Students will be placed with carefully selected Chilean families in the Valparaíso and Viña del Mar region, and thus will have an opportunity to be part of the daily life of the city and its people. All meals will be taken with the families, or at local restaurants and hotels while on field trips.
Past programs have traveled Santiago, the homes of Pablo Neruda, Pomaire, the Andes, and weekend trips to Cajón del Maipo, and La Serena, its museums and the birthplace of Gabriela Mistral.
May 23-July 3, 2018
Departure from USA
Arrive in Santiago, and transfer to hotel.
Program orientation in and around Santiago.
Travel to Valparaiso. Homestay begins.
Welcome and Tour at PUCV
May 31 - June 28
*** Clases at PUCV ***
Depart from Santiago, Chile.
2018 Program Fee: $7,150
For a breakdown of the expenses, click here
Includes tuition, room and some meals, transfers, field trips and fees. The round trip air ticket, optional travel and personal expenses are not included. The program coordinator will designate a travel agent to handle an optional (though highly encouraged) group flight.
Upon acceptance, student will have 2-weeks to submit a $450 non-refundable commitment fee. Program balance is invoiced directly to the VU student account during the first week of April, with final balance due May 1.
AFTER APRIL 1, ACCEPTED STUDENTS MUST PAY THE $450 COMMITMENT FEE UPON ACCEPTANCE.
Students interested in financing should first review the OEA Scholarship page. Should there be a need to secure additional funding through loans, Villanova University students should contact the Office of Financial Assistance.
Students with a Federal Pell grant should consider applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship!
NOTICE: Villanova University reserves the right to modify or cancel the program if circumstances warrant.
Villanova University has the right to make cancellations, substitutions, or changes in case of emergency or changed conditions, or in the interest of the program.
Associate Professor, Medieval Spanish Studies
St Augustine Ctr Rm 349
Romance Languages & Literature
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4723