First of all, do you speak Spanish, and do you want to get better at it? Most of your classes will be in Spanish, so that's important. Second, do you like nature? If you do, Chile would be good for you. Check out this gorgeous photo-gallery to get an idea of what I'm talking about. So these are just two questions you could ask yourself – and there are many more, of course.
1. This New York Times article will give you a taste of what to do in Santiago if you have just a bit of time. So you could just consider this article as your itinerary for your first weekend, for example.
2. WikiTravel has lots of info, with information on things to see, places to stay, and lots of practical advice.
3. The Department of State has a page with heaps of information about Chile, including stuff on potential travel warnings or what to do if you get in trouble. This page has the general stats, info, and history of Chile, and this page has info for people traveling there.
4. Easter Island belongs to Chile. Who knows, you might even get the chance to swing by there... This long article explains the island's history, the mystery surrounding the statues, and how to visit it.
5. The endless expanse that is the internet.
Finally, remember 2 things: You can come by our office or set up an appointment to talk about this program, and the deadline to apply is April 5. Don't forget! Click here for the page explaining how to apply, and here for our FAQ. Send an email to Tami Lorenson - firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about whatever questions you might have. And remember? Deadline to apply is... April 5!