Viña del Mar, Chile

The program in Viña del Mar offers a unique combination of opportunities for pursuing a study abroad experience. It offers students the opportunity to complete their language requirement and earn general education credits. It also offers the advanced learner the opportunity to pursue work in upper division Spanish classes and advance on work toward their major or minor in Spanish. The academic program is designed to accommodate the needs, interests and qualifications of the individual students while taking advantage of the environment to increase students' facility in Spanish language and heighten their awareness of Spanish culture.

Courses available:

  • Spanish 210 Latin America on Film**
  • SPAN 251 Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish 325 Intermediate Grammar and Writing
  • Spanish 330 Intermediate Conversation
  • Spanish 340 Phonetics
  • Spanish 350 Reading in the Literary Genres
  • Trad 103 The Arts and Politics in Latin America* *
  • Spanish 480 Service Learning-Community Involvement

**Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures taught in English.
**Tier 2 Latin America on Film taught in English.

Students will enroll for between 12 and 15 credits based upon their level of Spanish proficiency, their need for general education credits and other factors. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic standing and approval by the Director of Overseas Studies for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Professor Yadira Berigan, and the Program Director, Professor Martinez-SoteloJosé Promis. Each student will be interviewed by Professor Berigan, who will also verify the student's selection of classes. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday on the campus of the Universidad de Viña del Mar. This will allow students ample time for individual travel. Several group excursions are also planned including an exciting vistit to Buenos Aires, Argentina.