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.