Program Information
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Winter 2020: Chile LLCU
January 04, 2020 - February 05, 2020 (dates are tentative)

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
03/20/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
04/17/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Program Notes
Program Description

The City of Viña del Mar is known for the warmth of its people and the perfect blend of culture and entertainment, as well as safety, stable economy, museums, cinemas, theaters, and outdoor activities. Being a coastal town, it is nestled between the second largest city in the country, Valparaiso, recognized as a World Heritage City, and the dunes of Concón, known as the gastronomical capital of Chile. Viña del Mar is only 1.5 hours from Chile’s capital, Santiago, and is famous for its resorts, its music festival (the oldest and the largest in Latin America). It is known as the “university city” which makes it an ideal place for international students to study the Spanish language and Chilean culture through courses at the University of Viña del Mar, a nationally accredited private institution of higher education. Course topics are connected to the rich history and culture of Chile.

The program includes a choice between a four-week Communicative Grammar course and a Culture Through Conversation course. All students will take a class on Politics and Music in Latin America (taught in Spanish) at either the 300 or 400 levels.

Students will reside with Chilean host families. Room and board are included, as well as all course-related day trips and two weekend field trips: a tour of the Aconcagua National Park in the Andes Region on the Argentine border (Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere), and a longer trip to the Patagonia Glaciers (airfare, ground transportation, meals and hotel stay are included).

The Program Fee includes room and board, all group excursions and related transportaion, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from Chile, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Chile. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students must take SPAN 355 or 475, and choose one other course. Student at the 400 and 300 levels will meet together, but have different amounts of coursework and assessment requirements.
SPAN 300-070: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar (3 credits)
Learning Spanish grammar by using a communicative approach. This study abroad program enables students to engage in daily practice of grammatical structures with native speakers and in a linguistic immersion environment.
SPAN 306-072: Practical Oral and Written Expression (3 credits)
In this course students will work to master spoken Spanish in its cultural context. The goal is to use the language strategically to accomplish objectives and resolve conflicts in culturally accurate circumstances using appropriate vocabulary. Activities will help students to: expand vocabulary and enhance fluency; acquire confidence to use Spanish; develop sensitivity to Hispanic traditions and customs; acquire information about life, problems and current trends in the Hispanic world; develop ability to maintain a conversation; and handle common situations and negotiate difference of opinion. Course is taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN200
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both SPAN305 and SPAN306.
SPAN 307-072: Topics in Contemporary Latin American Culture (3 credits)
This course is a survey of the history, geography, society, and cultural production of Chile, contextualized within the broader context of Latin America. This course will be taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SPAN 355-072: Special Topics: Music and Politics (3 credits)
Chile has a long tradition of political songwriting. Students will be able to experience those songs both in the daily life and after classes. The course material presented in class discussions and supported by field trips.
SPAN 475-070: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Latin American Music and Politics (3 credits)
Chile has a long tradition of political songwriting. Students will be able to experience those songs both in the daily life and after classes. The course material presented in class discussions and supported by field trips.
UNIV 370-035: Study Abroad - Chile LLCU (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,150.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,750.00$3,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,165.00$10,184.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,150.00$1,150.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Alex Selimov
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
236 Jastak-Burgess Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.