Study Abroad in Chile


Ecela Santiago
Study Spanish in Santiago
Named world’s best tourist destination by New York Times.

Ecela Viña del Mar
Study Spanish in Viña del Mar
A top South American beach resort and famous for its gardens.

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When you learn Spanish in Chile, whether you’re studying abroad in Santiago or Viña del Mar, you’ll get the chance to indulge in a unique culture that’s filled with beauty and extravagance. From exploring the Andes Mountains to relaxing seaside by the Pacific Ocean, Chile boasts an incredibly diverse climate and landscape. For many people, there’s no better place to learn Spanish than in Chile.

Study Abroad in Chile

Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, Santiago is the capital city of Chile and home to Ecela Santiago. Visually, the city is truly breathtaking. With snowcapped mountains extending across the horizon combined with the city’s lavish skyscrapers and shopping centers, Santiago is truly a remarkable place – and a favorite among many students learning Spanish in Chile.

For beach lovers, Viña del Mar may be the perfect spot to study abroad in Chile. This resort town attracts travelers from around the world who come seeking luxury in a tropical atmosphere. Viña del Mar is one of Chile’s most affluent destinations – five-star hotels, restaurants and theaters are just a few of the places students can practice speaking Spanish during their stay.

Interested in making the most of your trip in Chile? Ecela Santiago and Ecela Viña del Mar are both conveniently located near great restaurants, plazas and markets. It’s no more than a two-hour bus ride from one school to the next, and both study abroad programs follow the same itineraries and start times. In fact, many students choose to extend their trip so they can visit both destinations.

Both school locations allow you to practice what you’ve learned and expand your study of Spanish while you’re in Chile. The country is ripe with new opportunities to learn Spanish and experience cultural diversity. At Ecela Spanish, we understand that the experiences you have in the classroom are just one aspect to becoming Spanish language experts. The food, culture, landscape, and the many great people you’ll meet along the way are just as essential for a complete immersion experience.

Have a Chilean Adventure Like no Other

Not only is Chile culturally diverse, but it’s also one of the most geographically diverse regions in the world. In fact, the beautiful and unique landscape of Chile make this a top destination choice for tourists. Whether it’s hiking through the mountains or snorkeling deep in the Pacific Ocean, you’ll have the chance to satisfy your curiosities through thrilling exploration.

While there’s a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from for those who want to enjoy the terrain, Chile also boasts a vibrant city life. Compared to the rest of South America, Chile is one of the most prosperous countries, which results in a plethora of fine dining experiences and shopping opportunities. Our Santiago location truly provides the best of both worlds – combining outdoor adventures with urban extravagance.

Like the country as a whole, each of Chile’s cities is incredibly diverse. In Viña del Mar for example, you’ll find an array of sandy beaches and tropical tourist attractions, but just on the outskirts you might be surprised to see such a beautiful countryside sitting comfortably within Viña del Mar’s colorful topography.

When you study abroad in Chile, you’ll never forget the exciting adventures with your new friends and classmates. As one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, Chile continues to grow socially, economically, and culturally, cementing it as a top tourist destination among Latin American nations. If you think you’re ready to begin your Chilean adventure, just click on the green button below and get all the details you need from course information and pricing, to housing and activity schedules.

 

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Chile Travel Guides and Resources

Explore a few of our favorite travel resources and begin planning your trip today.

World Travel Guide’s Chile Travel Information
Travel and Leisure’s Chile Travel Guide
Lonely Planet’s Chile Travel Guide

Testimonials About Ecela Chile

It was everything I had hoped for: accommodating, professional and effective.

I learned about Ecela from a friend. Based on his enthusiastic recommendation, I signed up for group classes and private lessons. It was everything I had hoped for: accommodating, professional and effective. Additionally, there were many great extracurricular activities. What I didn’t fully appreciate while I was at Ecela but am now realizing is that Ecela is a truly welcoming place. The staff cares for each other, works hard, strives for excellence and likes to have fun. As a student I became part of the “Ecela family.” Their caring, fun-loving attitudes extend to you, making Ecela a great experience.

by Carl N from USA

 

I had a better experience than I ever could have imagined.

When I decided to study at Ecela, I was looking for a school that had good classes and a comfortable environment.  But when I got there, I had a better experience than I ever could have imagined.

The class structure was organized, and the small classes helped me learn quickly.

Also the school’s excursions are a great opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.  The salsa classes and the barbecues were the most fun.

The school’s staff was really kind and professional.

I recommend this school to everyone.

by Leslie H from Barbados

 

I really liked all of the school trips, meet-ups, and parties that I went to while I was there. 

My experience in Chile with ECELA was the best experience of my life.  The school is very good, and the staff is very friendly, kind, and professional.  I really liked all of the school trips, meet-ups, and parties that I went to while I was there. 

I studied at Ecela for six weeks, and I learned quite a bit of Spanish with all of the instructors, who were really good.  Another thing that I liked a lot was meeting people from different countries and cultures. 

And I liked Chile a lot because the people there are “LA RAJAAAAA!”  They’re awesome, and this is such a beauuutiful country!!!

by Brenda Melo from Brazil

 

I’ve learned a lot of Spanish, and made many new friends.

Today is my last day at Ecela.  I’m a little sad because I don’t like saying goodbye.  I spent two very educational and fun weeks here.  I’ve learned a lot of Spanish, and made many new friends.  I really love Buenos Aires.  Fortunately I can stay in the city for another two weeks before returning to the dark winter in Sweden.  A huge thank you to everyone at Ecela and above all to Pablo, my class’s excellent instructor!!

by Inger Söderqvist from Sweden

 

I originally signed up to go to the school for 6 weeks but liked it so much that I signed up for another 6 weeks and then again for another 8 weeks. True Story.

The staff are some of the most helpful and friendly people you will ever meet. Also the teachers are fantastic and extremely fun and interesting to learn Spanish from. One of my favorite parts of my experience was that I was always meeting new people from many different countries and walks of life.

I stayed in the student housing which was such a nice house and only 5 minutes from the school, and there I was able to truly get to know some of my fellow students and friends. Some of the people I met I now consider great friends and truly plan on seeing them again.

I originally signed up to go to the school for 6 weeks but liked it so much that I signed up for another 6 weeks and then again for another 8 weeks, true story.

by Burke Tipps from USA