One of the most common ways that English-speakers contribute to education in Chile is to teach English. Young graduates who want to develop their professional experience find that going abroad to work is a great way to fill out a resume and develop valuable job-skills.
Many graduates choose to teach English. In Chile, there are many options to teach English; from private English institutes, to private elementary schools and high schools, to university level programs, and many other options. The English Opens Doors Program, of the Ministry of Education, is one way to volunteer to teach English in Chile.
By using EstudiaChile to promote the opportunities to teach and work in Chile, I am able to promote the more important goal to build intercultural understanding and friendship between the US and Chile. As with the idea that Allport (1954) developed “contact” is key for people to learn about each other.