We invite you to study abroad with API in beautiful Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV). This program offers environmental and social sciences courses in English and Spanish, Spanish language, Chilean cultural electives, and you can choose from a wide range of course options to fulfill degree requirements for popular majors.
Study alongside students from Chile and around the world, earn valuable academic credit, experience life in this UNESCO World Heritage city known as "The Jewel of the Pacific," and explore all Chile has to offer!
Pre Departure Services
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
On Site Services
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Housing (including meals and laundry)
Language and Culture Tools
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Open to a variety of language levels (no Spanish language requirement for most classes offered)
- Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent required for coursework in Spanish for international students
- Six semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent required for students taking coursework with Chileans, as well as advanced level placement on the PUCV language exam
- Completed API application
- University Approval Form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Entry requirement: valid passport with student visa