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  • Locations: Valparaiso, Chile
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
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  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Field Work, Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Chilean Universities Program

Valparaiso, Chile



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish II
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the IFSA application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

IFSA’s Chilean Universities program in Valparaiso partners with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso and Universidad Santa Maria.


IFSA’s Chilean Universities program is located in Valparaiso, Chile. 

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: July to July
  • Fall: mid-July to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-February to mid-July
  • Calendar year: February to December

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Architecture, Art/Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Geography, Government/Political Science, Health Sciences, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Nursing, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Research, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theater Studies


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is as follows:

IFSA’s Advanced Written and Oral Spanish (4 credits), plus 3-4 regular university courses depending on credit amounts.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You live in homestays with Chilean families, and are provided three meals a day.

Program Budget

Chilean Universities Program in Valparaiso, Chile (IFSA) Program Budget 2018-2019


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Dates & Deadlines:
Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA
Split Year Spring 2020 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA