Who we are:
- the N° 1 agency for housing, internships, Spanish courses, and rental cars in Chile
- Your partner for all questions and projects regarding Chile
- Experts in information about Chile and intercultural contacts
What is our aim?
- To promote the exchange between Chile and other countries
- To help foreigners to settle in Chile
- To introduce interested people in the specific cultural features of this country
- To share our experiences of many years in Chile with others
Anna was raised in the north of Germany and studied International Management. After having lived in Mexico she came to Chile for an exchange year. She fell in love with the country and decided to stay. Since 2015 she forms part of our team.
Claudia is a professional actress and translator for English and French with work experience in Chile, France, Canada and the UK. She has worked in different areas, however her strongest passions are arts and intercultural relations. Claudia is part of our team since 2009.
Languages: French, Spanish, English (and a little bit of Italian)
Hidden talent: Breakdancer (no acrobatics though)
Fun fact: Egg-lover (in all ways… yummi!)
David is French and has lived in England, Germany, Spain and Australia. He came to ContactChile in 2015 because he loves languages and he is eager to keep improving his service customer experience in a multicultural environment.
Languages: French, Spanish, English, German.
Hidden talent: Making Quiches.
Fun fact: Lives with a cat … while being allergic to cats.
Fernanda, German-Chilean, grew up in Germany and studied Sociology in Chile. She has worked as an assistant professor and in the field of international cooperation. Her interest in intercultural relations brought her to ContactChile in 2014.
Languages: Spanish, German, English.
Hidden talent: Illegitimate daughter of Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra.
Fun fact: Has a contagious supersonic laugh.
Tessa, raised in the United States, got her degree in Linguistics and Psychology. Before moving to Chile, she had done exchanges in Germany, Chile and Spain. The opportunity to speak English, German and Spanish every day in an enjoyable environment brought her to ContactChile at the end of 2014.
Languages: English, German, Spanish.
Hidden talent: Expert skier.
Fun fact: Has lived in four countries in the past few years.
Tourism, Spanish Courses
Sonja grew up in Switzerland and has already worked several years in the tourism area. After an exchange year in Ecuador and a South America trip, she decided to stay in Chile. Her interest for intercultural exchange and travel brought her to ContactChile in 2015.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French.
Hidden talent: Plays the accordion.
Fun fact: Has a driver’s license for tractors.
Marketing & PR
Carolina, Chilean-Italian born in Santiago studied Advertising and Communications at Universidad Diego Portales. She has broad experience in the marketing area and lived in different countries including France, Italy and South Africa. Due to her passion for cultures and experience abroad, she came to join ContactChile in 2012 where she is in charge of our Marketing Department.
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French.
Hidden talent: Expert dark chocolate taster.
Fun fact: Was kicked from behind and thrown into a lake by an ostrich.
Margarita Retamal is a Translation-Interpreter in English and Spanish, recently graduated from Marketing Engineering. Her passion for English started when she lived one year as an exchange student in the United States. She has worked as interpreter in embassies. The opportunity to speak English and work in marketing brought her to ContactChile.
Languages: Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: She plays tennis.
Fun fact: She doesn´t cook, she even burns up the salads.
Carolina, German-Chilean born in Germany, studied Advertising and English Translation. Carolina has worked in the advertising field, customer service and as a freelance translator. Her wish to be part of a multicultural working team brought her to ContactChile.
Languages: Spanish, English, German.
Hidden talent: She is a song dictionary, give her any word and she will sing you a song.
Fun fact: Has a diploma from Mcgyver’s academy, she improvises with simple materials.
Mane Aguila, born in Chile and raised in the U.S. She studied Tourism Engineering Management. Has broad experience in tourism, language and teaching. Her passion for tourism and intercultural relations brought her to ContactChile in 2015.
Languages: Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Enthusiast dancer.
Fun fact: Has survived a hurricane, earthquake and tornado.
Roxana was born in Santiago and she’s been related to ContactChile for several years. Since 2012 she cooperates with the office operations. Thanks to her dedication and commitment, she won an important place in our international team.
Hidden talent: Poisonous spider’s defender.
Fun fact: Metallica’s number one fan.
Angela is Chilean, she is a business administrator with more than six years of experience working in the area. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends during her free time and she loves traveling and getting to know different places.
Hidden talent: Volunteer at an orphanage.
Fun fact: She has resisted two assaults, and they still haven’t got anything from her.
Ingrid was born and grew up in Chile. She studied accounting. For many years she was employed as customer service assistant before she started to work for ContactChile as accounting assistant in 2013.
Hidden talent: Girl scout and singer.
Fun fact: Survivor of drowning and a furious dog.
Malte Sieber, raised near Berlin where he studied German and English at Humboldt University, is a journalist and publisher. Living in Chile since 1992, he ran a German language weekly for several years and has edited a variety of tourism-related publications. In 2000 he founded ContactChile Gestiones Interculturales and has been its General Manager since then.
Languages: German, Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Opera singer.
Fun fact: Survives the bike paths of Santiago.
Rossana Vidal was born and raised in Santiago. She comes to us from the world of theater, where she worked as an actress and director/producer. She gained intercultural experience during several theater internships in Germany. As an associate of ContactChile, she supervises the housing area.
Hidden talent: Anytime dancer, she even dances TV commercials.
Fun fact: Unaccomplished dream, become a jazz singer.