This way for Arcadia Students!

As you board the plane in the U.S., leaving behind the comforts of home, family and friends for your new adventure in Chile, be confident that we’ve got you covered pre-departure through to arrival and beyond.

Your program manager will have you well prepared for your arrival in Chile and the staff at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) will do everything they can to help you settle in.

  • You will have full information on many aspects of life in Chile and the support available to you such as details on: health & safety issues, local transport information, academic adjustment, budgeting and currency, survival training, suggestions for meeting new friends, and an introduction to local cultures and traditions.
  • We will give you ideas on how to explore the city of Valpariso and ensure that you are familiar with staff at PUCV and how to access student support services.