Language study abroadSantiago de Chile
Language course in Santiago de Chile:
THE COUNTRY’S UNDISPUTED CENTRE
Santiago de Chile lies in a green plain within sight of the Andes. Approximately one third of all Chileans live in the city. Glittering skyscrapers and modern office buildings testify to the economic growth in recent decades, as do the crowds of business people hurrying through the streets. The street vendors and shoeshine boys, hawking their wares and services in the streets, reflect the fact that not all Chileans have profited from the growth. Walking around Santiago, one notices immediately that Chile was a country of immigrants. Only 7% of the population are of Amerindian origin.
RECREATION ON THE BEACH OR THE SKI SLOPES
The seaside resorts of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso are approximately 100 kilometres from Santiago. Not only the sea makes them worth a visit: culturally too, Valparaiso and its historic centre are well worth seeing. If your preferences lean more to sports, the nearby Andes provide opportunities for trekking, climbing or skiing.