Country of the month: Chile
10 Reasons to Visit Chile
Not many people have considered travelling to Chile. Even though it is much more than just the longest country in the world! Here are 10 awesome reasons you should consider planning your next trip to Chile.
- You can trek the driest desert on earth, the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, and hike the glaciers of Torres del Paine in southern Chile.
- You can discover the mystery of Easter Island, which is officially Chilean territory.
- The capital city, Santiago, is at the valley of the Andes mountains range. Imagine the view!
- You can go skiing and snowboarding an hour away from the capital.
- If snowboarding isn’t your thing, you can go sandboarding or surfing!
- You can explore the Andes from up close by going horseback riding through the picturesque mountains.
- You can explore glaciers via kayak at Grey Lake.
- The world’s highest volcano, Ojos del Salado, is in Chile, at approximately 6,900 m in height. This volcano is active; would you dare hike it?
- You can organize your own wine tour by going for a bike ride through the countryside and stopping by vineyards for a wine tasting.
- The food is delicious in Chile, from seafood to prietas to empanadas, you will not want to go back home!
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
- The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Photo and Video Contest.
1st prize: Alicia Silvestri
2nd prize: Cameron Revington
Voter’s choice: Joshua Russell
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest. For more information, visit the Annual Photo and Video Contest webpage.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange? Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, consult the list.
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