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

Francisca Salas
Francisca Salas
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 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.
Pía Mena
Pía Mena
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

Isabel Schröder
Isabel Schröder
Isabel is from Germany and studied International Communication and Translation. She did a semester abroad in Argentina in 2017. After that it was clear to her that she would return to Latin America after graduating. Her passion for different cultures and her interest in intercultural exchange brought her to do her internship at ContactChile.
Languages: German, Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Can cook delicious food from few ingredients.
Fun fact: Must pet every dog she comes across.

Tourism, Spanish Courses

Felicitas Zoppi
Felicitas Zoppi
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 Busana
Marina Busana
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 Valenzuela
Ana Valenzuela
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 Stagnaro
Carolina Stagnaro
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.

Back Office

Andrea Muñoz
Andrea Muñoz
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
Bella
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.
Eva María Berglund
Eva María Berglund
Eva Maria is Swedish and studied international economics. She has been living in different countries in Latin America for several years, where she has worked with NGOs and the Swedish Government. After having lived in Chile in 2011, she came back to the country in 2019.
Languages: Swedish, English, Spanish.
Hidden talent: She is famous for her preparation of Swedish cinnamon rolls.
Fun fact: She loves eating potato chips with ice cream.
Kristy Contreras
Kristy Contreras
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 Sarmiento
Roxana Sarmiento
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.
Languages: Spanish.
Hidden talent: Poisonous spider’s defender.
Fun fact: Metallica’s number one fan.

Finances

Gabriela Quintana
Gabriela Quintana
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.

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.
Languages: German, Spanish, English.
Hidden talent: Opera singer.
Fun fact: Survives the bike paths of Santiago.
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. She's also a Ontological and Transpersonal Coach. As an associate of ContactChile, she supervises the Housing Department.
Languages: Spanish.
Hidden talent: Anytime dancer, she even dances TV commercials.
Fun fact: Unaccomplished dream, become a jazz singer.

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