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Educational Opportunities In Chile For Foreign Students

Studying in a foreign country is the dream of many students. Some simply want to experience life in another country and culture, others want to embrace a new and different educational opportunity, and still others want to experience a new adventure or make new friends while earning an education. In the last 10 years, Chile […]



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Posted January 23, 2013 in Culture | Add Your Comment »

Know Your Bomberos

There are two types of bomberos in Chile. Can you tell them apart? Firefighters The first type of bombero is the Chilean firefighter. These brave souls are an all-volunteer army of firefighters spread across the country. The fact that they are not paid is amazing to me. Back home we had mostly full-time firefighters paid […]



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Posted January 9, 2013 in Culture | 1 Comment »

Favorite Chilean New Year’s Traditions

Perhaps the most notable celebration in Chile on New Year’s Eve is the massive fireworks show in Valparaiso. Typically the weather is beautiful (it is summer time in the southern hemisphere) and watching the fireworks over the water offers a great visual treat. However, there are several other Chilean New Year’s traditions that people do […]



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Posted December 26, 2012 in Culture | 3 Comments »

Barros Luco Sandwich

The Barros Luco sandwich is one of Chile’s many famous sandwiches. After all, Chileans do love a great sandwich. What Is the Barros Luco Sandwich? The Barros Luco is a Chilean beef sandwich. Basically it consists of slices of steak with a generous serving of melted cheese stuck between bread. The sandwich is served warm […]



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Posted December 12, 2012 in Food | 5 Comments »

Chilean Empanadas Recipe

Chilean Empanadas are one of Chile’s most popular foods. Empanadas have two parts: the outer dough shell and what is put in it, called el pino. Here is a Chilean empanadas recipe with photos that my friend Sary and her mother sent to me. Filling Ingredients (el Pino) (Makes about 20 empanadas) 5 large onions […]



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Posted November 14, 2012 in Food | Add Your Comment »

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