• The ContactChile team

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

Housing

Claudia Gálvez
Claudia Gálvez
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.
Dörte Schulz
Dörte Schulz
Dörte, touristic assistant from Berlin, studied Tourism & Travel Management in Worms, Germany. Her passion for travelling brought her to Chile for an exchange semester. At ContactChile she was hired after doing an internship in 2008.
Fernanda Wammes
Fernanda Wammes
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.
Jessica Vargas
Jessica Vargas
Jessica, raised in Franconia, studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg and met her Chilean husband while she was doing an exchange semester in Santiago. After 4 years living in Germany, she returned to Santiago, where she joined our team in 2013.
Macarena Alvarez
Macarena Alvarez
Macarena has the Chilean and Spanish nationality. She studied Translation in English, French and Spanish and worked in the tourism area and as a language teacher. She loves the cultural exchange and is happy to form part of the ContactChile team.

Internships, Work & Travel, High School, Relocation

Nora Sieverding
Nora Sieverding
Nora is from Germany and studied philosophy, theater, film and media in Frankfurt before moving to Santiago de Chile in 2010. Among others, she worked as a freelance lecturer and translator. Since the end of 2013 she is part of the ContactChile team.
Tessa Makepeace
Tessa Makepeace
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.

Tourism, Spanish Courses

Magdalena Vadersen
Magdalena Vadersen
Magdalena, born in Berlin, studied economics and logistics. While traveling around the world, she fell in love with the people, the waves and the sunny weather in Chile. Since September 2013 she is part of our team in the travel services area.

Marketing & PR

Carolina Stagnaro
Carolina Stagnaro
Carolina, Chilean-Italian born in Santiago studied Advertising and Communications at Universidad Diego Portales. She has lived and worked in different countries including France, Italy and South Africa. Due to her passion for cultures and experience abroad, she came to join ContactChile where she is in charge of the Marketing Area.

Back Office

Carolina Brinkschulte
Carolina Brinkschulte
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.
Daniela Collar
Daniela Collar
Daniela is from Argentina and studied Business Administration in Buenos Aires before gaining experience at commercial and human resources departments of multinational companies. She has visited over 30 countries and lived in Brazil and the U.S. before moving to Chile with her husband. Her multicultural experiences and her passion for customer service brought her to ContactChile.

Finances

Angela Romero
Angela Romero
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.
Ingrid Durán
Ingrid Durán
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.

Management

Malte Sieber
Malte Sieber
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.
Rossana Vidal
Rossana Vidal
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.

About us