|Restrictions:||UW-Eau Claire applicants only|
|GPA:||2.75||Language of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Year in School:||May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin||Academic Pre-requisites:||None|
The program is run through our partner organization, ISEP. ISEP is the world's largest network of universities cooperating to provide international education experiences for their students.
Accommodations are arranged with carefully selected host families. In general only one student is placed per family; in all cases, students have their own room. Host families provide three meals a day.
Past participants report that the informal learning with their family was as important as their classwork to their academic experience. In the words of a past student, "I was so glad to live with a host family rather than in a hotel or dorm. It was a great cultural experience."
Students in Chile often meet friends through their host families. Other ways students have gotten involved are by joining gyms, taking dance or cooking classes, and attending events at the university.
In the past, the summer program has included three extra academic activities:
- Two Valparaíso city tours
- Language exchange meetings with Chilean students
- 2 other excursions to be determined
"I love the relationships I have built with my host family and friends here and my language skills have improved so much more here than in a classroom in the US." -Summer 2013 participant
"The expectations set by our professors abroad were set relatively high given the time (6 weeks) present in country, but that is largely due to the teachers and not the program. I learned a ton while here in the classroom!" -Summer 2013 participant
"My experience abroad, being only six weeks, gave me a taste of what real cultural immersion looks like. It was short, but at the same time I have a greater understanding of what it means to live in another culture and integrate with it...and that is something I consider to be really valuable." -Sean, Summer 2013 participant
During the program students participate in two city tours of Valparaíso, excursions to other notable Chilean cities, and language exchange sessions with Chilean students.
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HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.
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