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IU Honors Program in Foreign Languages - Viña del Mar, Chile
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Week 6- Pomaire/Isla Negra
What a fun week we've had here in Viña! Of course we always have our classes and our usual afternoon activities, but we've never heard the students laugh as much as we have in Week 6.  The rainy weather on Monday meant outdoor sports weren't an option, so w...

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Week 5 - Santiago
Monday,
July 7 Today,
we had class during the morning and sports in the afternoon. Mark assigned a
homework for culture class in which students had to prepare a Chilean dish with
their families, several students brought samples of their dishes including Lyn...

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Week 4--Community work and our trip to La Serena/Vicuña aka el Norte Chico
Monday,
June 30 Today
during the morning we had classes as normal; everyone heard the news that Becky
was giving a test in linguistics and were, of course, diligently studying all
week. For culture and grammar classes, it was business as usual—subjunctive
m...

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Week 3 - Exploring Viña del Mar
During week 3, we finally started to get settled into a routine and enjoyed our regular activities as well as some extra time to explore our host city, Viña del Mar.  On Monday afternoon, students played a variety of sports and on Tuesday we continued with ...

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Week 2 - Mapuche Community


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Week 1 - Valparaíso
We've come to the end of Week 1 here in Viña del Mar. We've survived our on-site orientations, meetings with the host families, first round of proficiency exams, and first few days of classes. The students have all adapted excellently to their new living si...

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Meet-and-Greet with Host Families
This morning the students met their host families for the first time. Some of the students looked nervous as they were first introduced to their new families for the next 7 weeks, but before long they were all smiling and laughing. After a few words from Be...

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Arrival!
The IUHPFL Viña students, accompanied by Becky and Jordan, have landed safely and are on a bus en route to our meeting point here in Viña del Mar. Upon arrival, they will meet up with Mark and our liaisons with IFSA Butler for a brief on-site orientation. T...

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to the IUHPFL Viña del Mar, Chile blog!
Dear parents, This blog will be your primary source of photos and updates throughout the Program. We encourage you to check back each week for pictures and a brief description of our excursions and other activities in Chile!
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