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Social Work Projects in Chile

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Term

Throughout the year

Dates

throughout the year

Qualifications

* Intermediate level of Spanish proficiency
* Interest in Social Work
* Resume/CV in Spanish

Intern Types

  • Counseling
  • Humanities
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Languages

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Cost varies. Please inquire for details

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Santiago and provided with transportation to their host family or apartment

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Chile. Spanish classes are also provided.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Chile coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Chile. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants can choose between staying with a local host family or stay in a shared apartment. Participants staying with a host family are provided with a room and breakfast and dinner each day. By living with a family, participants will learn about the day to day rhythms of Chilean life first hand as well as sample traditional meals not usually available in restaurants.

Participants who choose to stay in an apartment have the flexibility of preparing meals at home and the opportunity to sample the many restaurants in Chile. This housing option is perfect for participants needing more independence.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Microfinance
  • Public Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Social Work
  • Translation
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application