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
Francisca, Chilean, at age 14 migrated to Germany and studied Foreign Languages in Hamburg. She has worked in diplomatic entities and in immigration matters. Always interested in intercultural relations, she joins the ContactChile team in 2019.
Languages: Spanish, German, English
Hidden talent: She can eat tons of chocolate and doesn't get fat
Fun fact: She loves mystic and esoteric therapies
María Elena Águila
María Elena, 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: Amateur boxer.
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
Nicole comes from Switzerland and is currently studying at the Institute for Translation and Interpreting of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Her passion for travelling, her interest in multilingual communication and her contact with international clients led her to ContactChile for her semester abroad.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French.
Hidden talent: Dives down to 40m and climbs up to 4000m.a.s.l.
Fun fact: Has hiccups after lunch.
Tourism, Spanish Courses
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.
Marina is from Switzerland and studied International Affairs. An exchange semester at the Colegio Suizo brought her for the first time to Santiago. Her interest in different cultures and countries motivated her to be part of ContactChile's Travel Department.
Languages: German, Spanish, English, French and a bit of Portuguese.
Hidden talent: Nearly nows how to dance „Cueca“
Fun fact: Never travels without chocolate.
Marketing & PR
Ana is chilean, she studied journalism in Santiago, and has worked in marketing and digital media areas. She is very interested in knowing different cultures, countries and languages. This has led her to travel to several countries in the world and to live for a year in Germany in 2018.
Languages: Spanish, english
Hidden talent: She is learning to paint in watercolor.
Fun fact: She loves cheese, Argentine rock and bossanova.
Carolina, Chilean-Italian, studied Advertising and Communications in Santiago. She has over 15 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.
Gaby, born and raised in Chile, studied Accounting and currently finishing her Audit studies at the University of Santiago. Despite her relationship with numbers, she is passionate about languages and people, which has led her to develop always in the field of customer service and sales. She is always looking for something new to learn and a place to travel.
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese.
Hidden talent: Extreme sportswoman, practice Taekwondo, Archery, Trekking and all the disciplines that cross her path.
Fun fact: She loves airplanes and race cars and dreams of being a pilot of both.
Kristy is Mexican and studied Marketing. She was an Au Pair for two years in the United States and after experiencing living abroad, traveling and meeting new people, she decided to take another risk and set herself a new goal: to move to Chile in 2019.
Languages: Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: She dances cumbia and salsa very well.
Fun fact: As a good Mexican, she loves to put hot sauce on all kinds of food.
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.
Loreto is Chilean. Her mother is a dressmaker and her father an accountant. She first studied costume design and then began working in her father's company as an accountant, where she gained experience and finally discovered the field for herself. To deepen her knowledge, she is currently studying Accounting, and in her spare time you can often see her with a notebook drawing.
Languages: Spanish, English and a little Korean.
Hidden talent: She sings as loud as Mariah Carey, but only to annoy her sister.
Fun fact: She is the eldest of six siblings, but everyone thinks she is the youngest.
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.