A typical courseload is 4-5 courses for 15 credits.
Students will take Spanish language and Chilean culture in addition to electives of their choice that are taught in English or Spanish.
Direct enroll in academic departments: Courses in individual academic departments vary in terms of credits. Visit the PUCV website for specific information or speak with your program manager.
To take specific courses in PUCV's academic departments alongside Chilean students, prior higher-level Spanish courses are required.
All the courses listed in the grid below are designed for international students who are non-native speakers of Spanish.
Students enrolling in PUCV courses will be studying alongside Chilean students and therefore will need a high level of Spanish fluency. PUCV courses may have different semester dates. Please speak with your Program Manager for more information.
You will take a placement test at PUCV during orientation to determine Spanish language level and elective eligibility.
In addition to required Spanish and Chilean culture courses, there are a variety of courses in Latin American studies available to students of all levels at PUCV's international school, as well as the possibility to enroll directly in a specific academic department to take courses with Chilean students.
Official course enrollment will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone.
If you are not sure as to your Spanish level/eligibility for certain courses:
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.
|PIIE 141||Spanish oral comprehension and oral production, beginner level||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 152||Spanish Reading Comprehension and Writing Production, Beginner level||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 161||Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary, Beginner level||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 240||Español Comunicacional y Cultura Chilena - Intermedio||6||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 250||Español Escrito - Intermedio||3||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 260||Gramática para Extranjeros 1||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 340||Español Comunicacional y Cultura Chilena - Avanzado||6||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 350||Español Escrito - Avanzado||3||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIEE 351||Escritura creativa -Nivel Avanzado||3||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 352-1||Escritura académica - Avanzado||3||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 360||Gramática para Extranjeros 2||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 460||Gramática para Extranjeros 3||4||Spanish||Spring/Fall|
|MUS 084||Danzas Tradicionales de Chile y Latinoamérica||2||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|LCL 432||Contemporary Latin American Poetry||3||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|LCL 531||20th Century Chilean Poetry - Neruda-Parra-Huidobro||3||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|LCL 621||Latin-american short stories||3||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|HIS 513||Modern History of Chile||4||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|HIS 554||Pre-Hispanic Art & Society in Chile||3||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|HIS 557||Regional and Urban History of Valparaíso||3||Spanish||Fall/Spring|
|PIIE 411||Contemporary Latin American Films||4||English||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 421||Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America||4||English||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 436||Environmental Issues in Chile||4||English||Spring|
|PIIE 451||Latino Studies||4||English||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 530||Resistance, Appropriation and Sustainability: Cross-Cultural Encounters with the Native Mapuche People||4||English||Spring/Fall|
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).
|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|