Chile’s popularity as a destination for study abroad programs has grown consistently over the past few years because the welcoming and friendly people of Chile is what makes this country a special destination.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 20, 2011
Interest in Chile Spanish schools and study abroad programs continues to grow reports AmeriSpan Study Abroad, a leader in facilitating study abroad programs. AmeriSpan has been offering a variety of educational programs in Chile for many years, and the schools have been receiving great interest from students and adults who come from different backgrounds.
Despite a series of earthquakes that shook various regions of the country in 2010, many continue to flock to learn Spanish in Chile. The reasons are many, including a cosmopolitan society based on being a Chilean citizen, not on having a specific ethnic background. The multi-ethnic Chilean society is composed of a great variety of peoples such as indigenous Americans and those with European ancestry from a number of European nations such as Spain and Germany. Chileans are very sociable people and are very understanding of those who are making an effort to learn Spanish, making the country a very appealing place to learn the Spanish language.
AmeriSpan has made available a diverse array of study programs in Chile, including the Spanish immersion classes in Santiago, Pichilemu and Vina del Mar. Tuition at the popular semester in Chile program at the Universidad de Vina del Mar is substantially lower compared to other study abroad organizations. Other programs include volunteer and internship placements, the SALUD Medical Spanish Courses for nursing and medical students and Spanish for professionals. Finally, there also are the Spanish and Surfing and Spanish and Skiing programs for people who want to couple leisure and learning in one experience. The diversity of programs available cater to students and adults from various backgrounds.
“Chile’s popularity as a destination for study abroad programs has grown consistently over the past few years in spite of a powerful earthquake in early 2010. The country offers visitors a wide variety of climates and a range of activities from skiing to wine tasting. However, the welcoming and friendly people of Chile is what makes this country a special destination,” remarked John Slocum, AmeriSpan’s co-founder.
AmeriSpan Study Abroad has been a leader in study abroad for more than 18 years with more than 35,000 past participants. With more than 100 study abroad, language-learning and volunteer programs worldwide, the organization offers programs for participants of all ages, language level and interests. Long an innovator in study abroad, the Philadelphia-based organization was recently named a finalist for the ‘Star Award’ for Best Agency in North America for the fourth consecutive year. AmeriSpan was honored to receive the award in each of the past 2 years. The industry’s prestigious Star Award is voted by organizations worldwide and awarded annually.