Ever had the feeling that you wanted to go into space? You can, if you visit Chile – not quite what you were expecting right? Well, Chile is home to a stunning variety of natural wonders, from the towering Andes Mountains to the penguin colonies of Patagonia, from the Valle de la Luna which translates into the ‘Valley of the Moon’, which is the driest place on Earth, to the Elqui Valley which has the most transparent skies in the southern hemisphere. You can even take a trip to Easter Island as it is known to be the most isolated islands on the planet. It contains the famous extant monumental statues (887 at that!) which were made by the Rapanui people centuries ago.
But in Chile you can also explore the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, which is a haven for thinking and learning—as Nobel-prize Chilean poet Pablo Neruda said, the country is “made for poets.” A passion for the arts, especially literature, is shared by many across Chile’s diverse ethnic groups. This is your chance to discover beautiful natural landscapes and interesting cities in a place that’s also bound to educate and inspire. Experience all that Chile has to offer by living with a host family and attending a local high school for a year or semester. You’ll get to immerse yourself in everyday culture while enjoying the adventure of a lifetime!