Chile

Chile is a long country that runs more than half the length of South America.   Chile has the driest desert in the world at its north, glaciers in its south and volcanoes, islands, lush forests and lakes in its centre.  There is no language requirement to apply for an exchange to Chile, although you should be prepared to learn some Spanish before you arrive.

School

stella in Chile
Credit: Stella from NZ

Secondary education is divided between scientific schools, vocational schools and artistic schools, all lasting 4 years. The first 2 years are the same for the 3 kinds of schooling, while the third and fourth years are differentiated according to the orientation of the school.  Most exchange students to Chile will attend private scientific schools where students will need to purchase a school uniform (not included in program fee).

Family

Chilean families are very close knit.  Parents with their children often get together with close relatives to share news about day to day matters as well as other important events in their lives.  Most Chilean host families are middle class and will not have the comforts of home that you may be used to, such as clothes dryers, dishwashers or central heating.  Extended families are often around in a host family’s life.

Program Departure Price Discount Deadline Application Deadline
Year January 2018 $10,500 AUD June 30, 2017 October 15, 2017
Semester January 2018 $9,250 AUD June 30, 2017 October 15, 2017
Year August 2018 $10,500 AUD February 28, 2018 April 30, 2018
Semester August 2018 $9,500 AUD February 28, 2018 April 30, 2018