Chile hugs the coastline of the Pacific Ocean and surrounds the neighboring countries of Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. The country offers plenty of other activities from the ocean to the mountains. It offers adventure sports from sports fishing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and many more activities year round. If wine tasting is something that you would like to experience, there are many vineyards to taste and smell the vino, especially, if you visit the Concho y Toro site.
When you come to Chile to study Spanish, spend time to explore and discover the peaks of the Andes and the ancient forest of the lake districts. Or perhaps spend a week touring the Southern parts of Chile and Patagonia.
Eco-tourism in Chile is something to write home about. In comparison to neighboring countries, the level of mass tourism is considerably less enabling visitors to have a more authentic experience. There are many places to see in the country and not get overwhelmed by a high influx of tourists.
Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile, is ideally located in the center of the country, half way between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific coast. Consequently, the school is able to offer full-day or weekend excursions to beautiful beaches and resorts along he coast as well as Spanish and skiing courses, with skiing in the Andes. Santiago de Chile is a modern city with excellent shopping and nightlife plus first-rate sports facilities and generally high standards of living compared with most Latin American capitals.
When you study at the Santiago campus, students will stay with a Chilean family. The homestay program helps students immerse into the culture. Homes are typically middle class in comparison with the local population and generally include comfortable home amenities. Students will be provided with breakfast and will have access to the kitchen, dinning room, living room, washer and dryer (if available in home).
For more details about the country of Chile visit http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1981.htm