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
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.
María Elena Águila
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.
Pia is of Canadian Chilean nationality and studied psychology in Vancouver, Canada. She joined our team in 2017. She has ample experience in customer service and has a passion for travelling and intercultural relations.
Languages: English, Spanish.
Hidden talent: Getting up very quickly after a fall.
Fun fact: Loves eating olive sandwiches.
Internships, Work & Travel, High School, Relocation
Berenike Castro Aravena
Berenike, German-Chilean, studies sustainable tourism in Germany. She visited 18 countries and lived in Germany, Australia and Chile. Due to her passion for travelling and her interest in interculturality she now forms part of the ContactChile team as an intern.
Languages: German, Spanish, English
Hidden talent: Knows how to ride a unicycle
Fun fact: Addicted to licorice
Felicitas is from Switzerland and studied History and Social Sciences. Being driven by her curiosity, she came back to Chile after her trip in the country 2016 and found by happy coincidence to ContactChile.
Languages: Swiss German, Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Still thinking about it...
Fun fact: Loves uneven numbers.
Tourism, Spanish Courses
Before Marius startet at ContactChile he did an internship as a social worker that was organized by us. Born in Frankfurt/ Germany, he lives since the beginning of 2016 in Chile. Marius is responsible of our Travel department.
Languages: German, English, Spanish.
Hidden talent: Will be discovered.
Fun fact: Brought the Frankfurt-style Green Sauce to Santiago
Marketing & PR
Carolina, Chilean-Italian, studied Advertising and Communications in Santiago. She has over 10 years' experience in the marketing area and has worked in different countries such as 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.
Andrea, born and raised in Chile, studied English / Spanish Translation in Santiago. She has broad experience in the client service area. Her interest in languages and intercultural relations made her choose ContactChile as the perfect place to work.
Languages: Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Collects cats.
Fun fact: Survived a bump on her head after a swing knocked her down at the park.
Bella has roots in England and was born 2016 in Santiago. Since 2017, she is part of the ContactChile team, contributing mainly at the reception. She likes to welcome customers and keeps the surroundings of our office under control, making sure that everything goes well at any time.
Languages: Spanish, German.
Hidden talent: Working as a photo model in her freetime.
Fun fact: Loves vegetables and organic products.
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 brought her to ContactChile where she holds the position of Commercial and Quality Manager of the Accommodation department.
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese.
Hidden talent: Is a clown-doctor
Fun fact: Mom of fraternal twins
Lena, also from Germany, has always been fascinated by languages and cultures. Due to this passion she studied Translation in Germany and France. One of her numerous travels brought her to South America – and thanks to a special relation to Chile she decided to stay! Motivated to practice different languages in an international environment, she joined our team.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French.
Hidden talent: Blot her food over herself.
Fun fact: Holds a football referee license.
Nelson, born in Venezuela. Studied psychology and has several years in the field of human resources, sales and consulting. Lived in Ecuador for a while and later moved to Chile in 2017. His curiosity for work in multicultural environments brought him to ContactChile.
Languages: Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Combine arepas and Indian food in the same dish.
Fun fact: He likes to bite people he loves.
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.
Ingrid, born and raised in Chile, has a degree in Accounting. For many years she worked in the customer service area. She joined ContactChile in 2013, and today she is in charge of our Finances Department.
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. She's also a Ontological and Transpersonal Coach. As an associate of ContactChile, she supervises the Housing Department.
Hidden talent: Anytime dancer, she even dances TV commercials.
Fun fact: Unaccomplished dream, become a jazz singer.