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Considered by many Latin America’s most progressive country, Chile offers the student modern amenities while still holding onto an important colonial and indigenous past. The economic growth of the past decades has given Chile first world health and safety conditions, and so, foreigners have little trouble adjusting. Chile is one of the world’s outdoor sports capitals. People come from all over the world for rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, surfing, and skiing. The south contains the famous lakes region and Patagonia, while the north has one of the world’s driest deserts.

Santiago’s cosmopolitan area is home to 5 million people and supports many cultural activities and nightlife options - from theater to all night salsa clubs. Choose from a wide variety of activities to supplement the Spanish language classes and practice your Spanish outside of the classroom.

Santiago is located in the geographical heart of Chile. Beaches are only 100 km to the west, while the Andes mountains begin to rise at the city’s eastern edge. Comfortable long-distance buses provide convenient access to the north’s deserts and the south’s lakes.

Study Spanish on a quiet side street in a residential neighborhood of Providencia. You’ll be close to many restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as major bus routes and the Metro (Station: Manuel Montt).

Remember, winter is mid-June, July, August, early September.

Instant E–mail inquiry:

chile@eduvacations.com

Minimum age:

18

Getting there:

Fly to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) airport. To get to the city there are buses (the metropuerto), pre-arranged transfers and taxis (the latter two are usually the most expensive).


Start dates:

Non-beginners may begin this program on any Monday, however, students with little or no Spanish background should start on our official starts, i.e.:

2004: Jan 05, Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 08, Mar 29, Apr 19, May 10, May 31, Jun 21, Jul 12, Aug 02, Aug 23, Sep 13, Oct 04, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 06

2005: Jan 03, Jan 24, Feb 14, Mar 07, Mar 28, Apr 18, May 09, May 30, Jun 20, Jul 08, Aug 01, Aug 22, Sep 12, Oct 03, Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 05

 

Program Information
 
Program Details
 
Group Course
Private Course
Group + Private Combination
Spanish & Ski
Argentina & Chile Combo
Argentina, Chile, Ecuador Combo
DELE Course
Long-term Super Immersion Special
Volunteer Supplement
 
Special Deals

Special offer when booking at eduVacations:

If you register for 1-3 weeks, the registration fee will be half price ($22.50). If you register for 4 weeks or more, there will be no registration fee ($45 savings).

 
Program Information

What People are Saying

“For those who want to rapidly accelerate their language proficiency while at the same time having a wonderful vacation, I can’t imagine that there is any better school in all of Latin America. The teachers were fantastic, the staff was friendly, helpful and always accommodating, and the many activities were well organized, educational, enlightening, and fun. Chileans are extraordinarily warm, kind, helpful and gregarious people with a true affinity for visitors desiring to learn their language.”
- Alan, USA

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Just outside of Santiago, enjoy the beach and the Andes mountains, rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, surfing, and skiing. In the city, from theater to all night salsa clubs, there’s a wide variety of activities to supplement the Spanish language classes. Visit the famous lakes region and Patagonia; comfortable long-distance buses provide convenient access to the north’s deserts and the south’s lakes.

Accommodation Choices

Home-stay with two meals (breakfast and dinner), shared apartment, hotels.

Accommodation

 

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

Standard
Homestay
no meals

single bed,
shared bath

US$ 090
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 85.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 81
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 67.50
per week

Standard
Homestay
w/meals

single bed,
shared bath

US$ 130
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 123.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 117
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 97.50
per week

Extra Day Homestay

No meals = US$ 15

02 meals = US$ 22

VIP accommodation (available in 2005)

 

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

VIP
no meals

double bed, private bath, TV

US$ 110
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 104.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 99
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 82.50
per week

VIP
w/meals

double bed, private bath, TV

US$ 150
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 142.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 135
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 112.50
per week

VIP
Extra Day

No meals = US$ 18

02 meals = US$ 25

Additional Accommodation

Option

Weekly Price

Aparthotel 3–star

US$ 130

Hostel:  Rates per person run from US$ 10 to US$ 25 per night.

Please inquire.

Hotel:  Prices per person US$ 30 to US$ 80 per night.

Please inquire.
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Program Details
 
Group Courses

20 hrs/week, small group classes (6 student maximum). Beginning levels will focus on strengthening communication and comprehension skills. At the Intermediate and advanced levels you’ll also have workshops on Chilean History, Culture, and Politics.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Group Courses 2004

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

US$ 170
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 161.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 153
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 127.50
per week

Deposit = 15% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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Private Lessons

If you’d like to have a very intensive, fast paced program, then take one on one lessons that will focus entirely on your interests and needs.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Private Lessons 2004

All prices are per person in United States dollars (US$)

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

US$ 280
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 266
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 252
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 210
per week

Private Lessons 2005

All prices are per person in United States dollars (US$)

• Private “Standard” lessons in 2005:
Less than 20 hours per week = $US 25/hr. After 20 hours add US$ 18/hr.

•  Private “Customized” lessons in 2005:
Add 25% to the “Standard” price. If you’d like to have a very intensive, fast paced program, then take one-on-one lessons that will focus entirely on your interests and needs.
20 hours = $US 350 / week

Deposit = 15% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 15.

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Group & Private Combination

20 hrs/week, small group classes (6 student maximum) plus 10 hours/week of private lessons. Beginning level group classes will focus on strengthening communication and comprehension skills. At the Intermediate levels and advanced you’ll also have workshops on Chilean History, Culture, and Politics. The additional private lessons will allow you to focus on developing your skills further at your own pace.
Minimum Stay: 1 week

Group & 10 hours weekly of Private Lessons 2004

All prices are per person in United States dollars (US$)

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

US$ 280
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 266
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 252
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 210
per week

Group & 10 hours weekly of Private Lessons 2005

All prices are per person in United States dollars (US$)

• add 4 hours weekly of private “Standard” lessons to a group course = $US 60/wk

• add 6 hours weekly of private “Standard” lessons to a group course = $US 80/wk

• add 10 hours weekly of private “Standard” lessons to a group course = $US 110/wk

• For private “Customized” lessons add 25%. Select Private “Standard” (Spanish, composition, literature, DELE) —or— “Customized” (business, medical, law, etc.)

Deposit = 15% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 15.

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Spanish & Ski

With Santiago sitting at the foot of the Andes, the capital city provides great access for local skiing and snowboarding opportunities (just 1 hour from Santiago). Nearby peaks rise to over 5,000 meters (19,000 feet), giving the city a remarkable backdrop. Choose any of the above three course options and add on skiing. The Spanish & Ski package includes two weekly lift tickets plus transportation (door-to-mountain); one ticket during the week and another for the weekend. You may select which days you go based on weather conditions. The Chilean ski season runs from late June through September.
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks

Spanish & Ski 2004

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

 

No Housing

Homestay
w/ 2 Meals

Group

US$ 270

US$ 400

Private

US$ 370

US$ 480

Spanish & Ski 2005

All prices are per person in United States dollars (US$)

Add $US 100 per week for any Spanish program of your choice.

Deposit = 10% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 15.

Deposit = 10% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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Chile & Argentina

This program allows you to share your Spanish immersion course between Buenos Aires and Santiago. It is a great way to not only experience distinct cultures and accents, but to re-invigorate your studies with a change of surrounding. Airfare and ground transfers are included between Buenos Aires and Santiago. You may start your immersion program in either country. You can choose from Group, Private, or Group and Private Combination as described above.
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks

Chile & Argentina

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

Stay

No Housing

Homestay
w/2 meals

04 weeks

US$ 0860

US$ 1380

08 weeks

US$ 1490

US$ 2480

12 weeks

US$ 2060

US$ 3480

16 weeks

US$ 2540

US$ 4190

Deposit = 10% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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Chile & Argentina & Ecuador

Designed for the student wishing to experience distinct cultures, varied accents, and multiple countries, this program provides a stay in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Quito. While each school presents its own unique flavor and style, the student-oriented values and standards are constant from Buenos Aires to Santiago to Quito. You’ll attend Group classes (maximum 6) in Buenos Aires and Santiago, and one-to-one in Quito.
All airport transfers and air travel are provided between schools.
Minimum Stay: 6 weeks

Chile & Argentina & Ecuador

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

Stay

No Housing

Homestay
w/2 meals

06 weeks

US$ 1620

US$ 2340

09 weeks

US$ 2050

US$ 3090

12 weeks

US$ 2480

US$ 3880

Deposit = 10% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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DELE Course

Prep for your DELE exam in Chile and/or Argentina; the exam must be taken at the exam center in Chile. Apart from gaining Spanish language certification, the exam preparation course is an excellent way to arrive at a balanced level of proficiency. The course is taken as a private course, either full-time or as the private component of “group + private”, 20 hours group plus 10 hours private. Fees are the same as for standard courses. All exam levels consist of the following: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary. The preparation courses cover all components with particular emphasis on your areas of more limited capabilities.

Each level, i.e., Beginner, Intermediate, Superior, is 3 weeks long.

Requirements to sit for exams:  photocopy of passport, application forms, payment of fee.

DELE Exam Schedule for 2004

November 20 (Application period for this exam:  01 Sept — 15 Oct)

Group Courses

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

1 — 4 weeks

5 — 8 weeks

9 — 15 weeks

16+ weeks

US$ 170
per week

5% discount, i.e., US$ 161.50
per week

10% discount, i.e., US$ 153
per week

25% discount, i.e., US$ 127.50
per week

20 hour private prep course:  US$ 280

Exam fees

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

Inicial
(Beginner)

Intermedio
(Intermediate)

Superior
(Superior)

0US$ 75

US$ 85

US$ 100

Deposit = 15% of course + accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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Long-term Super Immersion Special

Receive a substantial discount for your time in Latin America’s “Southern Cone”. This is a four month program in the Group course with the fourth month free. You may “freeze” your 16 weeks (or more) to tour the region. Argentina and Chile have some of the world’s best excursions - Patagonia, Andes mountains, beach resorts, etc. There is no extra cost for your class break, however you may pay some fee to hold your housing situation. You may split your study time in both Buenos Aires and Santiago.
Duration: 16 weeks

Long-term Super Immersion Special 2004

All prices are per person and in United States dollars (US$)

The program includes 16 weeks of study, four months of homestay, and an airport transfer upon arrival.

Plan

Regular Price*

Your Price (Savings)

1

US$ 4320

US$ 3336 (US$ 0984)

3

US$ 4960

US$ 3912 (US$ 1048)

* regular price based on week-to-week option.

Long-term Super Immersion Special 2004

E-mail us to confirm price.

Deposit = 15% of course + 10% accommodation

Registration fee = US$ 45

Airport transfer: Roundtrip included with host family stay;
otherwise, optional transfer, US$ 8.

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Volunteer Supplement

While in Latin America you can participate as a volunteer for a local organization. Opportunities exist for helping children’s organizations, working in public hospitals, for environmental groups and many others. The normal schedule of morning classes makes it possible to volunteer in the afternoon or weekends. While many positions require an advanced level of Spanish and a minimum time commitment of several weeks, there are many possibilities for people with basic level Spanish and only 2 weeks available. The placement is free of charge. When you arrive and begin your studies arrangements will be made to visit some organizations where you would qualify. It is up to you to select and be approved by the organization of your choice.
Minimum: 2 weeks

Please inquire:  chile@eduvacations.com.

 
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