Veritas in Valparaiso
This program is offered in colloboration with Veritas Christian Study Abroad at the Pontifical Catholica Universidad Valparaiso (PUCV) in Valparaiso, Chile. Valparaíso is the city of 42 hills. Each of these hills upon which the city is built is a community in itself. Valparaiso and Vina del Mar offer unique opportunities to serve a community and demonstrate God’s love. The beauty of studying abroad in Chile coupled with the opportunities to serve together with local believers makes this a great place to live your mission.
Students are required to take a Religion and Culture course and an International Missions/Service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff, and a beginning Spanish language course. The remainder of the courses will be taken at PUCV. For a sample list of courses go to courses. Scroll to the bottom to see a partial list of courses taught in English.
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form (obtained from the Center for Study Abroad; or downloaded here).
• Veritas Christian Study Abroad application (to be completed online here). An application fee must accompany your application.
* The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed after being informed from the Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating with Veritas, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take 16 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.
Students will live in homestays with Chiliean families.
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees (an additional fee is required to attend some programs). Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional.