EstudiaChile is dedicated to improving cultural and educational connections between the United States and Chile. We strongly believe that international education promotes peace and global cooperation and our organization takes this mission as our principal goal.
We are an incorporated not-for-profit company registered under the Servicio de Impuestos Internos of Chile with the mission to “provide cultural and educational exchange opportunities for Chilean students to study in the United States and students from the US to study in Chile”.
As an organization we frame education how the historian of education Lawrence Cremin understood it “as the deliberate, systematic, and sustained effort to transmit, evoke, or acquire knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, or sensibilities, and any learning that results from that effort, direct or indirect, intended or unintended.” (Varenne, 2007).
Organizing ourselves from this perspective leads to the conclusion that there is no one simple way to promote education between the US and Chile. Whether you want to learn by studying-abroad as an undergraduate, backpacking across Patagonia, working as a professor at a university, or teaching English at an institute, EstudiaChile believes that our mission is moved forward by citizen diplomacy and the everyday communication that will take place as you understand Chile and Chileans share with you about their culture.