PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO

 Academic information

Faculty focus: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Commerce
Discipline focus: Commerce, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Geography, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Music
Language requirement: minimum intermediate Spanish required, as all courses will be taught in Spanish
Academic calendar: Fall (Mid July - Late November), Winter (Mid February - Late June)
Internship: an internship is available in Valparaíso for students on exchange at PUCV


Summer Program

A language and culture program is available through PUCV in the summer for those who wish to study Spanish in Chile. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. This program is not considered an exchange, therefore tuition is paid to PUCV for participation in their language and culture program.
Program dates: There are two available sessions, the first is from mid May to mid June, and the second is from late June to late July 
Application deadlines: April 13 (Summer program 1) & May 19 (Summer program 2) 

 

Financial information

Tuition for exchange: paid directly to Mount Allison
Tuition for Spanish language program: $2,800 
Accommodation (one term exchange): $4,100
Accommodation (summer program): $1,500
Transportation: $1,500-$2,000 CAD round-trip (from Halifax)
Visa: A visa is required. Information on cost will be posted shortly. 
Insurance: MASU or individual private insurance is required ($200-$400 CAN per semester)

 

Accommodation

Home-stay placements are provided for students studying at PUCV. Students living in home-stay will have their own room and are provided three meals per day. Arrangements for private accommodation can be made if necessary. 

 

Visa information

It is recommended that exchange students apply for the study visa at least two months prior to the start of their exchange.