High School Exchange in Chile
Be an exchange student in Chile now!
Your Exchange adventure in Chile with Nacel International:
Exchange students will enjoy the Latin American spirit of the Chilean culture. European influence is clearly felt in Chilean art, architecture and music. The geography of Chile is perhaps the most impressive: the country extends some 4300 km from the desert north to the glacial south. As a result, exchange students will discover a huge variety of landscapes and weather conditions.
Study in a private High school in Chile
General basic education is compulsory and lasts for eight years, divided into two cycles of 4 years each. Secondary education (Educación media) lasts for four years. Around 13 to 15 different subjects are offered during each school year, such as: Spanish, Math, Economics, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Government, Philosophy, Sports, Algebra, etc. Students choose to specialize either in humanistic-scientific education or in technical-professional education. The humanistic-scientific branch offered in the “Liceos” is a preparation for higher education. The technical-professional branch is a two year common course with two years of specialization divided into five branches: industrial, technical, agricultural, commercial and maritime. Students who successfully complete their secondary education obtain the “Licencia de Educación Media” or the title of “Técnico de Nivel Medio”.
Study Abroad in Chile
Exchange students are placed in selected private high schools. The average size of schools varies from 400 to 1,200 students; schools include all levels (1st to 12th grade).
Our exchange students will be welcomed by warm Chilean families. They will get the opportunity to travel to Easter Island or to the North of Chile once within a six month period. Don't miss this opportunity!
Graduation is not possible during your experience during your High School exchange in Chile.
We also offer various other destinations:
High School exchange in Chile
* Price in Euros per participant.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
- Administration fees
- Host school placement and tuition fees (if any)
- Host family accommodation with full board
- Airport pickup and transfer from Santiago de Chile to the host family after orientation at the airport, by unaccompanied bus transfer if the host family does not live far away from Santiago (please note that students may have to pay an additional transfer by flight if they are placed far away from Santiago; for arrivals and departures outside of official dates/hours, an extra fee is charged)
- Orientation on arrival by the local coordinator at the airport
- Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program
- Local health, accident and private liability insurance
- 3 month E-learning language program (for semester and academic year only)
Price does not include
- International airfare
- Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by schools and others
- Extra language courses
- Local transport (to and from school for example)
- Extension fee (900 euros)
- School uniform (around 160 Euros) and shoes, school lunches (around 3 Euros /day), school books (around 150 Euros) and material
- Late application fee
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Liability and Emergency Repatriation insurance Insurance
Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange in Chile (preferably in Spanish).
A minimum of two years of Spanish study and good academic results are required to study in Chile.
If the exchange student's knowledge of Spanish is below basic communication levels, then he/she must attend a local 2 weeks Spanish Language Course on arrival.
Hi Nacel, We are so happy with the family that you found for Ines, it's such a perfect match for our family and our daughter! We just wanted to say thanks!!! It would have been difficult to find a better match!! Have a very nice day!”
“Hi my name is Tristan and I am 17 years old and I am participating in an exchange in Chile. Until now I can only say this has been the best year of my life. If I had any problems at the beginning it is because a change in cultures is not so easy but with the help of my Chilean family I was able to know Chile, its culture and they never let me feel like a stranger but as part of the family. I think that Chile is an extraordinary country, its people, locations and all the possibilities. I am very happy to have chosen Chile and hope that my last 5 months are as much fun as this past time.
“I am Martin, an exchange student, I am 17 years old, I come from Germany, my stay in Chile is for 5 months, from January until June 2008. My first impression of the country of my dreams was very good because my new family received me very warmly and also the representatives of my organization were very friendly. People in Chile are very friendly and especially very warm. For me it was strange at first, but as time went by I really liked it and enjoyed it. My stay here has made me develop very loving ties to the people and to the country besides having many good experiences. That is it is very difficult for me to think there is very little time left before I leave for Germany. To summarize this wonderful trip, I can tell everyone that doing something like this would be one of the best decisions that an individual can take.”
“My time in Chile is very good. My family is very warm and nice. They help me in many things and are a second family to me. I like school very much since the first day I have friends and had no problem in getting used to it. The language is learnt fast in a country like Chile, everyone wants to talk with you and they all invite you, I will never forget my family and the people and I am sure I will return to Chile.” Torge, Germany
“I learned that my city Angol is a very closely knit community. The people are so friendly and everybody knows everybody. It was one of the best experiences of my life, I was able to learn Spanish in 6 months, that was my goal, I made sooooo many friends, and have another family now.” Rachel, Australia