Homestay and School Integration in Chile

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  • study abroad All across Chile Chile
  • age from 14 to 18 years old
  • Language Spanish
  • dates From March until December
  • length 3, 6 or 8 weeks
  • price from 1340 EUR

Our Homestay and School Integration in Chile offer a unique way to experience the daily and routine of young Chilean teenagers. The participant lives with a local host family and goes to school (except during school holidays) with the host sister or brother, like any other student.

Students are welcomed as a new family member and spend their evenings and week-ends sharing the family’s activities. Students learn through the constant immersion in the local language environment. They cannot speak their native language, and that will cause Spanish language skills to improve quickly and efficiently. The Spanish homestay immersion in Chile is a good way to prepare for a longer academic program abroad.

Nacel’s short-term program offers the opportunity to experience Chilean lifestyle and culture from the inside and not as a tourist. It is the best way to improve language skills and integrate the everyday life of another country.

Students are placed in selected local private high schools, with no extra fees. The average size of schools varies from 400 to 1,200 students; schools include all levels (1st to 12th grade). Students mostly take public transportation (sometimes they walk, ride, or parents drive them). Students usually go with their host sibling to the same school, sometimes in the same grade. 


Host family, full board.
Our volunteer Chilean host families welcome foreign students as new members of their family.

International students will enjoy the Latin American spirit of the Chilean culture. European influence is also clearly present 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, students will discover a huge variety of landscapes and weather conditions. 


Spanish homestay immersion in Chile

* Price in Euros per participant. 

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

Price includes

  • 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, an extra fee is charged)
  •  Orientation on arrival by the local coordinator at the airport
  • Local Medical, travel and repatriation insurance
  • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program

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
  • School uniform (around 150 Euros) and shoes, school lunches (around 2  Euros /day), school books (around 100  Euros) and material
  • Late application fee
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Liability Insurance

A minimum of 2 years of Spanish study are required.  


Everything is good here! Thank you for asking! Although I don’t really understand a lot in the classes, I’ve made many friends, and I definitely am very happy here. My host family and my classmates are both amazing. Yes, I have actually started my Spanish classes yesterday. My teacher is someone who speaks mandarin and English, so that definitely helps. Thank you so much!

Henry (16)

Lincoln is doing great.  He is really enjoying exploring the area near the lake where the family house is and has been able to make some friends.  He makes friends easily, likes to be outside, loves to meet new people and see new things.  He wrote us that some of the kids he met yesterday took him around the town, showed him the landfill, etc. The family has also taken him to many flea markets and thrift stores, charity shops, etc. 

They did give a LOVELY party for Lincoln's birthday and 5 of his friends came.  We saw the photos and it looked like a beautiful time. 

Lincoln is doing great!  We are and will be forever indebted to Lincoln's beautiful Chilean family.  We know he has formed friendships that will last forever, which is one of our goals for the exchange!

Lincoln (14)
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