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Bike, hike, and swim as you travel from Santiago to Easter Island to discover how diverse geography and natural environments influence the life and resources of local communities.
Santiago, Chile; Valparaiso, Chile
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Begin your Experiment in Valparaíso, a coastal city known for its colorful hillside homes, where you will get to know your group and take Spanish language classes. You will develop global awareness and understanding of environmental challenges as you traverse the country from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountains. Visit a local farmer’s market and take a cooking class before a group bike ride through lush valleys and hiking through La Campana National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 

Continue practicing your Spanish as you become immersed in the daily life of a Chilean family during your homestay. You will participate in a community service project to learn about traditional and sustainable agricultural practices. Depart for the Chiloé Archipelago, a chain of 40 majestic islands.

Travel to mysterious Easter Island, one of the most unique places on Earth, to explore its rare geography and natural beauty. You will enjoy walks on the beach and visit the moai, the legendary stone statues carved by the indigenous Rapa Nui people. Wrap up your journey by visiting Santiago, Chile’s capital city, to explore the city by bike or foot and reflect with your group.

Does not include international airfare.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds participate through a variety of need-based scholarships. In 2016, The Experiment awarded a total of $2.4 Million in financial aid and scholarships.

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