IFSA Butler Chilean Universities Program in Valparaiso allows students to enroll directly in classes at two different Universities with local students.  In addition, it offers three program courses and an internship for credit. The program classes, taught in Spanish by local professors, are intended to provide students with an understanding of the events and issues that make Chile what it is today.

Fields of study:

History, geography, biology, psychology, education and Spanish studies


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:

Minimum of five semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent,

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring Academic Year


July – December (semester 2); February – July (semester 1)


16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Advanced Spanish Language (4 credits)
Four electives at Center and/or the University (3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA-Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit


Students are placed with host families.  These homes are located in Viña del Mar, just 15 minutes from Valparaíso.


Three meals per day are provided


Available at non-profit organizations


IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA-Butler: Chilean Universities Program