CHI | Social work in Chile

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Explore Chile

Chile offers one of the most varied landscapes in the world. You can visit icy blue glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes, rainforests, dry deserts, grassy plains, and gorgeous beaches - Chile really has it all!

Situated south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina, Chile fills a nearly 3,000 mile strip between the Andes and the Pacific. One-third of Chile is covered by the towering ranges of the Andes. In the north is the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert, and the center is a thickly populated valley with most of Chile's arable land. At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Argentina. Cape Horn marks the southernmost tip of Chile.

CHI works with its trusted partner agency in the bustling capital city of Santiago. They also have offices in Viña del Mar, a city on central Chile’s Pacific coast. Its long stretches of white sandy beaches are a major attraction for national and international tourists. Known as The Garden City, Viña del Mar is located in the Valparaíso Region. You can live with a local host family while doing a volunteer program in order to learn the Chilean way of life.

If you like social projects and would like to get involved, volunteering in Chile is a great opportunity. Regardless of your experience, you can contribute to international understanding and learn Spanish in Chile. Our partner collaborates with social institutions and non-profit organizations offering a range of programs throughout Chile, such as:

  • Volunteering at a Children's Home in Santiago
  • Volunteering at a Children's Home in Vina del Mar
  • Volunteering at an NGO in Santiago
  • Volunteering at an NGO in Valparaiso
  • Working at a hostel in Santigo

Cost Calculator

We understand that keeping the World Explorers cost down is as important as the life-changing experience you will enjoy. Hence, we prepared a cost calculator which shows the cost of the program (excluding airfare) compared to the cost of a standard vacation. The prices are calculated according to the destination chosen, the arrival and departure dates, and the length of your stay. The length of your stay is an especially important factor: the longer you stay abroad, the cheaper the cost per day becomes.

CHI is a non-profit organization, but we still have fixed costs that are necessary for running the program. Our overseas partners are actually for-profit, and we must take that into consideration as well. Our partners do the work to find and screen excellent host families that match your interests and needs!

Do you have questions about your trip costs? Do you have questions about Chile? We are here to serve you!

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