Famila Chilena | Travel | Study Abroad

The best part about my stay in Chile was my host family. They were truly everything I could have ever asked for and more. I wanted to live in a Catholic household (so I could go to mass with them) with a female as the head of the household. This was true for Mama Maria who was a strong female figure and truly kept the house running. Papa Louis, on the other hand, had plenty of stories to share and was a true historian at heart. They were the Principals of a small private collegio (elementary school). It was exciting to get to learn about them and the Chilean education system. I am thankful for everything they shared with me and how welcoming they were to me.  My host sister, Maria Jose, made sure my roommate Shadia and I knew how to get around the city. She also made sure we tried terremotos, which are a popular Chilean drink made of wine and sherbet. Rino, our little brother, was incredibly nice and polite. Overall, my stay was filled with lots of laughs and excitement. I miss them already.

This was the house where I lived in Recreo- Viña del Mar. 

This was the house where I lived in Recreo- Viña del Mar. 

Mama Maria and Papa Luis who became my second parents during my time abroad.

Mama Maria and Papa Luis who became my second parents during my time abroad.

My sister Maria Jose (or Majo which she doesn't like) and little brother Rino. 

My sister Maria Jose (or Majo which she doesn't like) and little brother Rino. 

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My bedroom in Chile. 

My bedroom in Chile. 

The elementary school that my host parents owned. 

The elementary school that my host parents owned. 

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I got to vist some of the classrooms of e nseñanza  basica, this is a kindergarden classroom. 

I got to vist some of the classrooms of enseñanza basica, this is a kindergarden classroom.