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Study in Chile – it’s not too chilly!

Bordering the Andes Mountains in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west, you can’t help but notice Chile’s unusual ribbon shape. With an average width of 175 km, Chile is the narrowest and longest country in the world. But that is not all! Chile’s north is home to the driest and longest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. And while central Chile enjoys a comfortable Mediterranean climate, snowy Alpine regions dominate the south. It is here where the world’s southernmost village, Puerto Williams, can be found.

It is believed that the first settlement in Chile occurred about 10,000 years ago. However, after three centuries of occupation by the Spanish, Chile’s official language has since been Spanish. Nonetheless, there are still many indigenous languages being spoken by various minority groups across the country.

These days Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a flourishing, worldly and stable South American country. During Australia’s 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Chilean soccer team returned home with a bronze medal. In 2006 Michelle Bachelet Jeria was elected as the first female president in Chilean history.

Study in Chile and discover the world’s longest country! In just a few months you could be eating Chilean empanadas and finding out all about this diverse country for yourself as you study in Chile on a WEP exchange!

Read on to find out more!

Upcoming Exchanges

Departure Duration Cost Application Deadline
February 2018 Academic Year $10,950 26 September 2017
February 2018 Semester $9,250 26 September 2017
February 2018 Short Term $8,550 26 September 2017

The above costs apply to departures up to and including May 2018.

Included Extras

20-40 hours of Spanish language lessons for semester and year programs

Optional Extras

Trips to Northern and Southern Chile (availability is dependent on time of year)

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Chile is great! Very cold at the moment though. My host family is wonderful and we all get along really well. I feel as if I've slotted in quite...


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