City of Castro

Castro is the capital of the Chiloé Province in the Los Lagos Region and the largest city in Island. The city is about 165.1 sq. miles and it has population of 41,667 based on 2012 census. It was established in 1567 and is the third oldest city in whole Chile. The city is interesting because of those …

Parque National Chile in Chiloe

The National Park of Chile in Chiloe is besides absolutely amazing nature and view, is also very well known for extreme weather conditions. Actually their conditions are so extreme that brands like Patagonia and North Face are testing their new gear here, before they start to sell it. These are the pictures from the park …

Patagonia

My next couple posts will be about our trip to Patagonia. Patagonia is very westernized and commercial term. When we spoke to the locals, they do not really recognize Patagonia, but here is the clarification from multiple points. What is Patagonia? When people, usually in Western World, talk or say they are going to Patagonia, …

Grading System in Chile

The grading system in Chile is very different than we are used to in the United States. The system ranges from 0-7, while 7 is the best and 0 is the worst. There are couple interesting facts about it: 7 is the best as you can get and it is very rare if someone gets. …

Intercultural Problems of Latin America

This class was the most interesting I ever had. I had the class on Tuesday and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the whole idea was to improve local business. In the beginning we created groups of four students. My fellow group members were from United States, Czech Republic, Germany, and Belgium. We …

International Marketing Class

International Marketing was on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It was not the most convenient class, since I was living 25 minutes by bus from the school, so I had to wake up at 6:30 to get ready, eat a breakfast, shower, and walk to the bus station. I have to …

International Business Class

The first class that I signed up for was International Business. I had this class on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:20 to 12:50 and we had “lab” on Wednesday from 9:40 to 11:20. The “lab” is very different than Biological or Chemistry lab. Usually, we had few speakers and the Teacher Assistants (TA) were explaining …

University of Chile: Faculdad de Economia y Negocios

I have been talking only about Chile, Santiago, and all the culture related topics, but I have never mentioned the school or any of my classes or school. Last Tuesday, I have officially ended my semester in University of Chile in Faculdad de Economia y Negocios. University of Chile in Spanish Universidad de Chile was …

Fondas or Fiesta Patrias

Fondas, or Fiestas Patrias, is the most popular holiday in Chile because it celebrates the “birthday” of Chile. Yes, you probably imagine July 4th, but not exactly. Fondas or the celebrations last for whole two weeks, not only a day. Most, but not all, fondas take place at parks. It costs 5.000 Chilean Peso ($8 USD) …