Arcadia in Chile Summer Courses

The Chile summer program offers two five-week sessions worth a total of six credits each. You have the option to participate in one or both sessions. While in Chile you will take classes offered in English or Spanish.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

The final Spanish language level is determined by placement at orientation.

Course Restrictions

It is not possible to take different level courses simultaneously in one session. It is recommended that only students who place into an advanced Spanish language level take the electives listed below.

Choosing Your Courses

Language and Culture

Students of any Spanish language level may take the Language and Culture courses.

Course ID Title Credits School Language Syllabus
PIIE 1145 Spanish Grammar, Beginner Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 1245 Conversation and Chilean Culture, Beginner Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 2145 Spanish Grammar, Intermediate Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 2245 Conversation and Chilean Culture, Intermediate Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 3145 Spanish Grammar, Advanced Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 3245 Conversation and Chilean Culture, Advanced Level 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 5001 Identity Issues in Contemporary Latin American History: An Intercultural Approach  3 PUCV   English PDF 

Electives

It is recommended that only students who place into an advanced Spanish language level take electives.

Course ID Title Credits School Language Syllabus
PIIE 3345-1 Spanish for Specific Purposes: Health 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 3445-1 Spanish for Specific Purposes: Business 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 4245 Contemporary Hispanic American Literature 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 5002 Latino Studies 3 PUCV English PDF
PIIE 5003 Human Rights in Latin America 3 PUCV English PDF
PIIE 5345 Latin American Film and Literature 3 PUCV Spanish PDF
PIIE 5545 Sociopolitical History of Latin America, XX-XXI Centuries 3 PUCV Spanish PDF

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone. If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the online course form on your Arcadia Passport.

  • List all courses in order of preference.

If you are not sure as to your Spanish level/eligibility for certain courses:

  • Provide an educated guess based on your experience.
  • Consult your Program Manager to be sure.

Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.


Chile Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Grade Description Translation U.S. Equivalent
6 - 7 Muy Bueno Very Good A
5 - 5.9 Bueno Good B
4 - 4.9 Suficiente Sufficient C
0 - 3.9 Insuficiente Insufficient (Fail) F