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Location: Santiago
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Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2012

Nosotros hablamos castellano! (pero tambien entendemos ingles....)

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Chile Earthquake

Started by Art. Last reply by Art Mar 10, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Vince Buscarello on November 26, 2011 at 11:47am

Yes, I mean everyone feels that way. but once you get down here and get into a grove you will love it. "te juro".

Practice all the spanish you can before you leave- conversationally that is. I for one didnt wish I had done more grammar exercises or anything like that. go talk to people

Comment by FJJKS on November 26, 2011 at 12:14am
I'm going in spring 2012 and I'm a bit nervous. Did u feel that way?
Comment by Melissa Weiss on February 19, 2011 at 11:19pm
Hey! I'm on the group flight too! I can't believe that we leave so soon!
Comment by Brian McDonnell on January 14, 2011 at 11:19am
Hooooola, que pasa. I'm on the group flight leaving JFK the 22nd, anyone else on it?
Comment by Vince Buscarello on December 2, 2010 at 3:03pm
Oye- ustedes que ya están en Santiago; ¿como es la vida nocturna? ¿divertido? que hacen los estudiantes normalmente- ¿fiestas de casa? ¿Discotekas?

tambien- ¿que tipo de música es popular? oigo que hay mucha reggae y dicen que hay mucho "house" (es como techno) en Sudamerica tambien.
Comment by Sara Sol on December 5, 2009 at 10:56pm
Hey can someone tell me about the weather? I've heard it gets really cold by June? I just don't know what kind of clothes/outdoor gear to take!
Comment by Paige Heisner on November 12, 2009 at 3:44pm
Ok, well, PUC is a private catholic school whereas the U of Chile is public. They are the two top schools in Chile. The campuses are spread out across the city. Chilean universities don't have central campuses, for the most part. I like both schools, but I spend most of my time at PUC because I only have one class at the other university, so I have a lot more friends that I've made that go there. PUC has the reputation for being more conservative while U of Chile has a reputation for being more liberal...it's really interesting having classes at both because you get to take part in the distinct culture that is on each campus. The other university for the Chilean Universities Program is Diego Portales but I didn't have any classes there, so I can't tell you how that is....
Comment by Laura Sprinkle on November 11, 2009 at 11:44am
I´m going in the Spring! =)
Comment by Carrie Horak on November 10, 2009 at 6:45pm
Thanks Paige, could you elaborate more on the classes you are taking and what you like/dislike about each school?
Comment by Paige Heisner on November 10, 2009 at 6:23pm
Carrie, I'm taking classes at PUC and U de Chile and they are both really great! My classes are certainly challenging, or at least they require a lot of time to be put in, but they are really worth it because I'm learning so much more than I would in a similar class at my home university. Professors are extremely understanding and helpful. I feel like what I'm telling you is very general...if you have any more specific questions let me know!
 

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