U.S. citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. Citizens do not need to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Chile. A card will be issued for a stay up to 90 days. For stays longer than 90 days citizens will need to pay an extension fee at the Chilean Immigration Office. Passports must be in a good condition and valid for the period of stay. For up-to-date information on visa requirements, visit the website of the Embassy of Chile.
In Chile the power sockets used are of type C or L. For both those types a power plug adaptor is required. The voltage of 220-240 volts in Chile differs from the 110-120 volts in the U.S.
- Chile’s social mores reflect the European ancestry of the majority of its population
- The family occupies a central role in Chilean life, extended families are very close
- Greetings tend to be formal between acquittances but friends kiss on the cheek, once on the right cheek.
- Chileans tend to stand close to one another while talking
- For non business or medicinal events it is not rude to be late
- When addressing people refer to “Senor” or “Senora” followed by the surname
- Beckoning with the hand is considered bad form and with the index finger even worse
|Primary||1-8 Grade||Compulsory education for children aged 6 to 13. 90% of the costs are covered by the state.|
|Secondary||9-12 Grade||Grades 9 and 10 are standardized. Starting with Grade 11 students may choose to focus more on sciences or humanities.|
|Vocational||N/A||Alternatively, after compulsory education students may choose to receive technical secondary school training. After two years of standard education students may chose the type of training.|
|Higher Education||N/A||Similar to western education.|
1. Visa Information U.S. Passports & International Travel
2. Health Information Center for Disease Control and Prevention
3. Electrical Plug Adaptelec
4. Culture Crossing Guide
7. Educational System Overview Teaching Chile