Teach English In Chile

Country Overview

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With a spectacular landscape of volcanic peaks shooting into the sky among deserts and green valleys, Chile and its people will have a profound impact on you. Wherever you go in this relaxed culture, you’ll be able to participate in local customs, share your own traditions, learn from those around you, and have encounters that forever will change your outlook on life. Along the way, you’ll improve your Spanish, expand your international resume, and help others.

Chile is an exciting destination for those who love the outdoors. You can ski in the Andes east of Santiago, or eat seafood in a beachfront café in Viña del Mar before dipping your toes in warm, white sand. Those with a sense of adventure can use their time off to travel, exploring places like the starkly beautiful Atacama Desert, the mysterious stone idols of Easter Island, or the glaciers far to the south.

Chile is one of Latin America’s most prosperous nations, and its people know that the nation’s well-being depends on a well-educated, globalized work force. The government has made improving English skills a national imperative, and there’s a hunger for knowledge that starts early and extends into adulthood. This creates a high demand for qualified English teachers throughout the country.

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Featured Programs

Locations

Want to teach at a white-sand beach resort on the Pacific coast? How about working in a dynamic urban center within sight of the snow-capped Andes? Teach in Chile positions are available at nine campuses of the DuocUC system of technical colleges in the capital city of Santiago, the interior town of Melipilla, the seaport of Valparaíso, and the nearby beach of Viña del Mar. Teach in Chile - Professional assignments are centered in homes and businesses in the capital city of Santiago and the southern coastal city of Concepcion. Regardless of where you teach, you’ll have your own Chilean adventures inside and outside the classroom.

A rewarding job opportunity

  • Paid teaching placements through a leading Chilean technical university and a private language-learning institute
  • Opportunities to teach in a variety of environments, from traditional university classrooms to homes and workplaces
  • Teaching support, including curriculum, teaching aids, and training workshops
  • Applicants without teaching credentials can complete CIEE’s online TEFL certification course between acceptance and departure

Teaching programs that deliver more

  • An exciting and enriching four-day orientation in Santiago
  • An immersive experience to teach and work alongside Chileans
  • A midyear reflection workshop that bring Teach in Chile program participants together to socialize and engage in intercultural growth
  • Gives them opportunities to travel and explore

Assistance to ease your journey

  • Logistical support from CIEE staff members before you depart for Chile
  • Temporary housing while you look for a place of your own
  • A school coordinator who helps you adapt to Chilean teaching and cultural differences. The coordinator is a key support resource to offer professional advice and help you adjust
  • International medical insurance and 24-hour worldwide assistance provided through CIEE iNext
  • 24-hour, in-country emergency support services from CIEE staff members in Santiago
  • Visa application guidance (apply in person at the Chilean Embassy or Consulate)

What People are Saying

  • "Great experience – good training/orientation, help every step of the way, good stipend, room for lots of independence, helps people (like me) fulfill dreams!"

    Julia B. | Teach in Chile

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

WHY DOES CIEE CHARGE A PROGRAM FEE?

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Our approach is to offer a high level of preparation and support at every step of your journey toward teaching abroad. It’s different than what some of our competitors do, but based on participant feedback, we think it’s really valuable!

Before you go, we’ll guide you through the visa process and share lots of useful logistical tips and advice from former teachers. Our US-based staff is here to respond to questions by phone and email. After arriving, you will receive an in-depth orientation to prepare you for living and teaching in a new country, and to network with other teachers. Our in-country staff and representatives are there to support you during your experience, including 24/7 availability for emergency situations, and US residents will receive international travel and emergency medical insurance.

Your program fee covers the costs of those services and the staff and facilities that make them possible. It’s not enough for us to just match someone up with a job and call it a day – our goal is to give them the support and preparation they need to have a successful and rewarding experience!

WHEN IS THE PROGRAM FEE DUE?

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A $50 application fee is due at the time of application submission, to let us devote our effort and attention to serious applicants. Once CIEE accepts your application, a $500 commitment deposit ($1,000 if TEFL is included) is due within 10 calendar days. The remaining balance of the program fee is due after you receive a job placement, which happens roughly 1-3 months after you make the deposit.

Each of our programs has a different total program fee, based on the features included. To see these, please visit one of our programs.

I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE YET, CAN I STILL APPLY?

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Yes! You’ll need a bachelor’s degree to go on our Teach Abroad programs, but we welcome applications from graduating seniors. You should ask your academic advisor for a letter confirming your expected date of graduation, and you can upload that to your online application in place of your actual degree. Check with your school to confirm when your diploma will be delivered to you, and email a scan to your coordinator at that time.

HOW WILL CIEE HELP ME GET READY BEFORE DEPARTURE?

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This is an area where our program really shines. We put a lot of effort into helping people get ready and making sure they are well-informed and know what to expect.

CIEE will provide pre-departure guides with cultural tips, advice from former teachers, and information on logistical topics like phones, internet, and banking.

CIEE will give you detailed instructions for the documents and/or visas necessary for the program you select.

CIEE’s Participant Blogs are a great way to get a first-hand perspective on what it’s actually like to work and live abroad on our program!

Finally, before they go, we ask all our participants to review health, travel and safety information from the US Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of State, and sign up for regular updates from the STEP program.

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