Chile is an incredible location for internships abroad, and our internship sites in the coastal town of Viña del Mar provide a quaint yet vibrant experience and a fascinating opportunity to experience life in Chile. While you will be well taken care of, this is an experience that will push you outside your comfort zone and help you see things from a different perspective, especially in the context of Latin American culture, politics, and lifestyle. Your time here will be unforgettable — but be warned, you may never be the same.
1. To Learn Spanish
Whether you have never spoken a word of the language or you’ve been studying it all your life, nothing can replace the experience of true language immersion. By living your life in Spanish, you will pick it up faster than you ever imagined, both in your language classes in Viña del Mar and when buying street food on the way home from your internship. As one of the world’s most widely spoken languages, learning Spanish will boost your resume and provide you with a tangible skill that you learned while interning abroad. In addition, learning the language opens up the doors for you to travel all around Latin America and Spain hassle-free. You will be able to communicate with anyone you meet!
2. To Gain Real-World Experience
Rich with industry, art, and business, Chile is an ideal location for interning abroad. As one of the most developed countries in Latin America, the experience you gain here will surpass so many opportunities you may find in your home country. With the help of our knowledgeable advisors and expert coordinators, you will be placed in a relevant position in your field that will only help you to learn and advance in your industry. No matter what your field of interest is, an internship in Chile is sure to stand out on any resume and prove to employers that you are a capable, adaptable, and necessary member of their team.
3. To Make Connections
One of the most valuable experiences that can occur during an international internship is cultural exchange. When interning in Chile, you will have the opportunity to learn about Chilean culture, while also sharing a piece of your home with everyone around you. You will learn what it means to be a Chileno, and you will also be able to shatter stereotypes and educate your new friends and colleagues about your own country. If you put yourself out there, you may just leave with and handful (or more!) of new lifelong friends, which will always keep you coming back to Chile.
4. To Experience a New Culture
Nothing puts your own life and culture into a new perspective the way that traveling abroad does. In Chile, you will learn new skills, words, and customs, and you will have the opportunity to participate in traditions and celebrations that you cannot experience anywhere else. You will develop an appreciation for Chilean music and cinema, sample the delicacies of Chilean cuisine, and understand the history of the country and what it meant to live through its many regime changes over the 20th century. There is no better education than experiencing a place firsthand.
5. To Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
Here at World Endeavors, we strive to facilitate an experience that allows you to put yourself out there, pushing past your comfort zone and learning to thrive in a new city, country, and culture. It may be hard at first, and there may be times when you feel homesick or frustrated, but the key is to constantly challenge yourself to be a better learner. Aim to gain one new experience each day, whether that means successfully buying fruit at a local market, or stepping foot on some of the tallest mountains in the Southern Hemisphere. You will constantly be challenged, but you will learn to embrace it and come away as a stronger and more confident person.
Are you ready to get started interning abroad in Chile? Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help you along in your journey abroad. It’s time to change your world!
Posted by World Endeavors on December 2, 2016
World Endeavors believes that international travel has the power to change lives, broaden horizons, and deepen intercultural understanding. The world is undergoing rapid changes, with societies becoming more interconnected and environmentally aware; at the same time a more challenging global economy inspires in many a need to reach out and make a positive difference while seeking personal growth opportunities. There has never been a better time than now to travel abroad.