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The first two months of an abroad high school adventure

By Maria Paz Montes Monsalve at CIEE

Hello dear readers! This is María Paz, the High School Coordinator of Valparaíso - Chile, and I'm writing this blog to shed light on what happens during the first two... keep reading

Chile; an introduction

By Sofia L.

Cold winds, warm welcoming embraces and romantic poetry; different styles, different food, different money, these summarize the first weeks in Chile but, despite it all, the smiles are not so... keep reading

Reflections From My First Year Home

By Josie M.

As of today, I have been back in the States for a year. I thought that now would be a good time to reflect on how this year has been... keep reading

Weekend Trip to Pucón

By Inga G.

On Thursday night, after a long day of school, I went to bed with a mind full of excitement and anticipation for the morning and the weekend to come. When... keep reading


The beginning of a new adventure: High School Abroad Orientation Weeks

By Maria Paz Montes Monsalve at CIEE

These have been busy days for us in Valparaíso! We welcomed our Liberal Arts, Language in Context, and High School Abroad, which is always a time of excitement, adaptation, and... keep reading


Spring 2019 Arrival and Orientation in Valparaíso, Chile

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Earlier this month, a new group of CIEE High School Abroad participants arrived in Chile to start their semester abroad living in the beautiful coastal city of Valparaíso. CIEE's High... keep reading


Art, lettering and advertisement

By Maria Paz Montes Monsalve at CIEE

There are a bunch of things that Valparaíso is known for in Chile. Can you name a few? Chorrillana is one of them; trolebuses and ascensores are another; the art... keep reading


Q+A with Global Navigator Josie M.

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Josie M. spent a summer abroad with CIEE in Valparaiso, and is now studying for a year with us in Chile, thanks to the North Carolina DeNoyelles Scholarship. Read all... keep reading