Chile 

From the driest desert in the world (near San Pedro de Atacama) to massive glacial fields. Filling up the in-between are volcanoes, geysers, beaches, lakes, rivers, steppe and countless islands. Slenderness gives Chile the intimacy of a backyard (albeit one fenced between the Andes and the Pacific). What’s on offer? Everything. With easy infrastructure, spectacular sights and hospitable hosts, the hardest part is choosing an itinerary

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Next available departures for Chile

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureFeb 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline30/09/2017 Early Bird deadline31/03/2017 Scholarship deadline31/03/2017
Length10 months DepartureFeb 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline30/09/2017 Early Bird deadline31/03/2017 Scholarship deadline31/03/2017
Length5 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureJul 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline31/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length5 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/10/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/10/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount

If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then don't leave it until the last minute!  Our next deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

 

Please note that

  • A 3 week immersion camp is included. 
  • Optional Program Extras are available at additional cost. These include language camps prior to your departure. Please contact our office for further information.

Programs available

You can choose either a 5 or 10 month program departing in February and August each year. Short Programs are not available.

Placements

Host families come in all different types, sizes and backgrounds, and could live just about anywhere in Chile.

All host families undergo a Criminal Background Check, are interviewed in their home and referenced checked before they are approved to host.

Schools in Chile

School hours vary from school to school, but are usually from 8am until 2pm or from 8am to 4pm with a break for lunch. Lessons are usually divided into teaching periods of 45 minutes. Some schools offer school lunches, although many children bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch if they live nearby. It is very common in Chile to have a uniform in schools.

Age and Eligibility

To be eligible for an exchange to Chile you must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Gap year students are eligible and need to depart no more than 3 months after completing their final year. There are no formal language requirements for Chile. Your motivation to learn the language and experience the culture is more important that your formal language studies. Students are, however, strongly encouraged to work at the language before departure.

Visas

You will travel on a student visa and will need to lodge your application in person at the Chilean Consulate serving your area. We will help you prepare your application.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines are typically 4-5 months prior to departure but don’t leave it to the last minute to apply. Check our website for details or give us a call. You may like to take advantage of our scholarships or early bird discounts and secure your spot even earlier!