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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Valparaiso Chile

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: Language Intensive

Prerequisites:

Successful previous participation on the Dominican Republic: Santiago program or
completion of Spanish 321. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 GPA in language study are required.                                                    

Recommended Courses:

HIST 141: Colonial Latin American History

HIST 142: Modern Latin American History

Campus Contacts: 

Wendy Woodrich
Senior Lecturer in Spanish Language & Literature
woodrich@lclark.edu
ext. 7428

Freddy Vilches
Assistant Professor of Spanish Language & Literature
vilches@lclark.edu
ext. 7431

 

Program Design:
In cooperation with the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Lewis & Clark offers this program at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, where students enroll in regular university courses. Includes local excursions as well as a trip to Lake Villarica in the south of Chile. Students live with host families.

Requirements Fulfilled:
Fulfills the two course international studies and overseas study requirements for the Hispanic Studies major, the Foreign Languages Major with Spanish as primary language, and the requirement for the Latin American Studies minor. 

Credits:
4 courses per semester/16 credits

Curriculum:
Following a two-week advanced intensive Spanish language and culture course in Santiago, students receive additional orientation and support during their initial week in Valparaíso. Following orientation, students enroll in regular university courses, at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, where they can choose from a wide range of course offerings in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A sampling of the courses and course descriptions are available on the CIEE Courses webpage for the program.

Application Process:
This program has a dual application process. Student must first submit a Lewis & Clark Application. Once admitted by Lewis & Clark, the students will receive instructions for submitting their secondary application to CIEE and will receive a separate notification letter of admittance.  Please keep a digital copy of your essays and other application materials as you will need to submit these similar materials to CIEE. Please note that this secondary application process can be as late as the semester preceding your scheduled participation.

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