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Santiago City

We wind our way through the Andes on a bus from Mendoza to Santiago. The landscape is beautiful and we feel like Argentina is saying goodbye to us in style! 442 more words

Mendoza, Santiago and Valparaiso

We arrived into Mendoza at the beginning of Easter weekend, and although we’d been warned that South Americans take the celebration pretty seriously we hadn’t quite realised how hard it would be to find accommodation. 1,662 more words

South America

Culture Shocks: USA-> Chile

Hey everyone!

I thought I would write a post on differences I have seen between Chile (more specifically Valparaiso/Vina del Mar) and the USA (more specifically Virginia). 478 more words


How Study Abroad Prepares You to Join the Peace Corps - Part 2 of 4

Throughout the month of May, as thousands of students graduate from college and move forward with their careers, ISA will publish a series of stories from ISA staff members about how their study abroad experiences laid the foundation for their time with the Peace Corps. 779 more words

Study Abroad

88 - ¿Cachai?

March 18 – 21

Arrival to Santiago lateish in the evening, but hassle-free as I am flying domestic. I decided to continue to stay in airbnbs, as (I know I will sound snob and unpleasant) by now I really cannot stand backpacker hostels where everyone is 10 years younger, on a gap year (most likely on their parents money), and believes that wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt makes you a socialist. 1,689 more words


Elevators in Paradise Valley

This blog post is dedicated to our day trip to the city of Valparaiso, historically one of the most important cities in Chile and, while only having about 280 thousand inhabitants today, still has quite a significance as the port for Santiago and as the seat of the Chilean National Congress, basically their parliament. 1,135 more words