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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

Chile Valparaíso

Semester: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Date: Fall: mid-July to mid-December. Spring: Late February to early July.
Offered: Annually
Program Focus: Language Intensive


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

Campus Contacts: 

Freddy Vilches
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
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 World Languages Major with Spanish as primary language, and the requirement for the Latin American Studies minor. 

4 courses per semester/16 credits

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.

More information regarding travel and program preparation here


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