IFSA Butler Chilean Universities Program

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Academic Program

Students attend classes at the Catholic University of Valparaiso. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and research. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Reviewed by Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Social Sciences (most popular fields of study history, geography, biology, psychology, and Latin American/Hispanic studies)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; Completion of at least one 100 level Spanish class prior to participation; 3-5 courses in major
  • Number of program participants: 50

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early July to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-February to early July


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Valparaiso and Los Angeles.
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