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Equine Therapy in Chile

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Throughout the year


throughout the year


* Must be at least 18 years of age.
* Must have intermediate Spanish language skills.
* Must have a demonstrated interest or background in field.
* Must be a self-starter, creative, flexible, and able to work with a wide-range of people.

Intern Types

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Cost varies. Please inquire for details

Cost Includes:

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

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 an orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Chile.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Chile coordinator is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants share an apartment with other chileans and international volunteers

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Equestrian
  • Social Work
  • 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

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Written Application