DGAI welcomes students who will participate in the SUMMER 2 program

DGAI welcomes students who will participate in the SUMMER 2 program
DGAI welcomes students who will participate in the SUMMER 2 program

With 21 young people from countries such as the United States, France and Norway, the General Directorate of International Affairs (DGAI) began the activities of this year’s SUMMER 2 program, seeking to strengthen the learning of Spanish and inviting students to immerse themselves in the culture of our country.

During a five-week period that coincides with the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere, international students will have a wide range of classes to reinforce their language skills and activities that will allow them to learn about the city of Valparaíso, its culture and be able to interact first-hand with native speakers of our language.

The welcome ceremony for the students, which also included a tour of the Central House, was attended by the director of International Projects of the DGAI, Ignacio Bahamonde, who highlighted the high participation of women in the program and the presence of young people from study houses of Europe.

“The Summer 1 and 2 programs are long-standing within the activities that we try to promote as the General Directorate of International Affairs, offering a small immersion not only in our language, but also in our country, the city of Valparaíso and our University. We are happy with the reception received for this project that is growing more and more and that we will continue to encourage and strengthen over the course of the coming years,” Bahamonde declared.

Among the 21 young people who begin their stay in our country today is Olivia Keating, a Global Studies student at the University of Nebraska in the United States, who stated that “going to Chile was my best option to be able to study business in another country and to challenge myself on my abilities to speak and understand Spanish. My mother was a Spanish professor at a university, so I learned the language from an early age. She was able to study internationally in Spain, so I stayed there for seven weeks, and since then I have dreamed of being able to study abroad.”

By Juan Ignacio Lizana

Strategic Communication Department


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