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.

  • Chile's Program Coordinator, Rodrigo González Salinas, will not only meet you on the ground, but he will also conduct your orientation! Based in Valparaíso, Rodrigo co-ordinates our student services support, academic guidance and co-curricular learning activities in Chile. Please note this orientation will take place before the PUCV orientation.
  • 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, 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 Valparaíso and ensure that you are familiar with staff at PUCV and how to access student support services.