February 2020: Intensive Spanish & Chilean Culture


Course list February 2020: Intensive Spanish & Chilean Culture

February 2020: Intensive Spanish & Chilean Culture (January 25, 2020 - February 22, 2020)
Catalog Code: VVPM0220

Veritas Courses

Students have the option to enroll in the 1 credit Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum. If students choose to enroll in the course they will pay the following fee for an additional transcript from California Baptist University. 

Additional California Baptist Transcript Fee = $300

International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum (1 Credit)

ALL Veritas Students have the opportunity to earn 1 college credit for the International Missions/Service-learning Practicum (IMSP).  Students that choose to receive credit will receive a transcript from California Baptist University and pay Veritas the transcript fee listed above.

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here).


Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate & Badge Program 

The ISA-Veritas Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate has been designed to recognize the activities and achievements you complete on your program while encouraging professional and spiritual development. All students have the opportunity toearn the Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate upon completion of the Leadership, Cultural Explorer and Storyteller badges. This is an alternative credit and does not come on the California Baptist Transcript mentioned above. 

*There is no additional charge for the Certificate & Badge Program and is automatically included in every Veritas program. 


Courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Contact Hours


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits


Recommended U.S. Quarter Units


Course Selection

  • Students must enroll in 90 contact hours during their intensive month program. This program is open to students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish proficiency level. Students enroll in the following courses based on their language level:


  • Communicative Grammar
  • Conversation and Chilean Culture


  • Communicative Grammar
  • Conversation and Chilean Culture


  • Communicative Grammar
  • Contemporary Hispanic American Literature
  • Conversation and Chilean Culture
  • Latin American Film and Literature
  • Sociopolitical History of Latin America in the 20th and 21st Centuries

*Please note that advanced students will select two of the courses offered at the advanced Spanish level.

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Chile Site Specialist.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students’ home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Per the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 45 contact hours is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.

Language Placement and Recommendation

  • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Online Courses

  • ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their host university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.