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  • Locations: Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.75
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film & New Media Studies, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Year:
3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Spanish Program Features: Language Intensive
Program Description:
Location
Valparaíso, Chile
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When
Fall, Spring, and Year

Situated between the mountains and the sea, the Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso provides a unique setting for study abroad. Cobbled streets, Victorian houses and a bustling port, the city is famous for its charm and picture-perfect views.
 
Application Deadline
Spring: October 15
Fall: April 1


 
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Host Universities
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad de Valparaíso
 
IFSA-Butler Services
Academics
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
Housing
  • IFSA-Butler students live with a carefully selected host family
  • Host family homes are located in beautiful and chic Viña del Mar, just ten minutes from Valparaíso
  • Program fee includes three meals per day
  • IFSA-Butler houses only one student per family for maximum cultural and language integration
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Intensive language program
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
Finances
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here (http://www.ifsa-butler.org/scholarships.html) for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.


 
Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
800-858-0229
www.ifsa-butler.org
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org
 




Further information about IFSA-Butler Valparaiso specific to Wheaton College students

Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above. 

Note Calendar Differences in Southern Hemisphere:
U.S. Fall = Semester 2: July - December                              U.S. Spring = Semester 1: February - July                              

Admission Requirements:
Five semesters of university level Spanish or the equivalent. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Courses & Credits:
Students enroll in four to five courses each semester. You are required to enroll in an Advanced Written and Oral Spanish class; your placement level in Spanish will be determined by an oral and written exam after your arrival in Chile. Additionally, you can choose to enroll in one of the three IFSA-Butler courses offered. The program then allows you to enroll directly in classes at two different universities (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María) with local students. 15 to 16 U.S. semester hours will earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Final course schedules are not available until after arrival in Chile. 

Housing & Meals:
Students live with families providing three meals per day and laundry service.
Budget Worksheet:
Click here for the IFSA Chile budget worksheet!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the IFSA website)

Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).               

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For Wheaton specific questions contact:
   
                                                                                                                
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     globaled@wheatoncollege.edu
     508-286-4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.