The Villanova Latin American Studies Program, established in 1988, offers students in all of the university's four undergraduate colleges the opportunity to acquire a broad multi-disciplinary understanding and appreciation of Latin America. Students may pursue either a minor or the more comprehensive major. Both are designed to complement a variety of majors; many concentration and minor courses can also be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.
Since language is essential to understanding any culture, a degree of language proficiency is an integral part of both the concentration and the minor. And, since living in Latin America offers invaluable experience in language, culture, and contemporary life and issues, students in the program are strongly encouraged to spend a summer or semester there.
In addition to its attractive course offerings, the Program sponsors overseas programs in Costa Rica, Chile, a Sustainable Development program, and a variety of scholarly and cultural events for the Villanova community.
- Study Abroad in Costa Rica, 2013
For more information, please see the ICDS website and their brochure.
- Study Abroad in Chile, 2013
What Students Have Said:
My six-week experience was an absolutely amazing one. Chile, in comparison to the more traditional study abroad locations in Europe, was able to open my eyes to an entirely new culture and granted me a worldly experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Chile is unique in regards not only to the language change, but also in the distinct culture Viña del Mar and Valparaíso offer. Each day offers a new adventure to take on or challenge to overcome. Excursions like horseback riding alongside the Pacific and weekend trips to the Atacama desert, or to Argentina are truly unforgettable experiences. This country has become emergent both in global markets and South American culture and would be invaluable for any student looking in broaden their cultural horizons.
Summer in Chile- 2012
"I loved Chile, I thought the experience was incredible and cannot be equaled. I learned so much that I never would have been able to in a classroom. I also found it very interesting to spend six weeks in a culture that had a few major differences from the U.S.The classes were very interesting being taught from a Chilean perspective - especially learning about Chile's political history and current government.
Everyday life was a lot of fun and the excursions and opportunity for travel cannot be matched. It was certainly an eye-opener for me to learn about a country so different from the United States and Europe.
Living in Chile opened my mind to other ways of life, specifically
life in South America, and I not only learned so much but I certainly changed my views on both the world and the United States.
I certainly think this experience helped my future career with how
much it improved my ability to speak Spanish. Being bilingual is an incredibly marketable skill and I know it will help in my professional life. I absolutely recommend Chile because it truly is an eye-opening experience and a trip I will never forget."
Summer in Chile-2012
For more information, please see our brochure below.
SUMMER 2013- CONSIDER CHILE!!!!
LANGUAGE, CULTURE and INTERNSHIP IN CHILE
At the PONTIFICIA CATOLICA UNIVERSIDAD en VALPARAÍSO (PCUV)
Catholic University at Valparaíso.
Do you want to improve and/or enhance your Spanish language skills? Do you want to experience a complete immersion into the language and culture? Do you want to earn credits towards your major or minor in Spanish; Economics; History; Business; Latin American Studies?
If you have a good command of Spanish you may want to apply for an Internship* in the following disciplines :
- Negocios (Business)
- Comunicación y cultura (Communications Studies; Cultural Studies)
- Desarrollo social (Social Service; Social Development; Social Affairs)
Relevant for the following majors:
Business- Marketing- Economics- Communication- International Studies- Social Services- Social Work- Latin American Studies.
*An interview via Skype prior to acceptance is required!
Apply NOW for this exciting six-week summer program in CHILE! You can earn up to 6 credits!
Cost: TBA soon!
Included: Guided study tours in Valparaíso, Santiago, Viña del Mar.
Also, a 4-day TOUR of BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
The program will enrich your mind with an in-depth exposure to the following course offerings on Chilean culture, politics, economic model, and language.
May 24 - July 5, 2013
CATOLICA PONTIFICIA Location
For more detailed information contact us ASAP
Faculty Program Coordinator
Dr. Adriana Merino
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
College of Arts & Sciences
St. Augustine Center 344