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Santiago - Social Life and Activities

 
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Robert23



Joined: 01 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Santiago - Social Life and Activities Reply with quote

Hola!

Right now Im teaching in Korea and Im thinking of moving on to Chile next year. I understand Santiago is the capital where 40% of the population lives. Is there a substantial social life there for foreigners?

In Seoul, Ive gotten involved with English community theatre, hiking groups, etc. There are many bars and hot spots in town that cater to English-speakers. Basically, its really easy to have a social life and do lots of activities without knowing the native language.

Is Santiago similar in those aspects?
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Dchas11



Joined: 29 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to be honest, not from what i have seen. it helps a LOT to speak spanish in chile. still, there are exchange students and a lot of foreigners here.
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Don Alan



Joined: 11 Dec 2004
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you may be disappointed with the social scene in Santiago compared to Korea. Also, you will need to be much more conscious of your personal safety when going out late at night.
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dackinator



Joined: 17 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chileans love english people. You'll have no problems. I dont speak spanish, and its fine, people here like to try and talk english. Theres plenty of bars and clubs here to go, lots of salsa places, gyms.

Theres also regular foreigner meetups/parties which you can go to if you want to meet non-chileans, i've never gone to them but i've heard they're big.
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lohanson



Joined: 31 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im moving to Chile in a month (Im in Peru now heading down there slowly) and have met a ton of Chilleans from Santiago, all of whom have given me their contact info and offered to show me around the city. I think youll be pleasantly surprised by how nice locals are to foreigners!
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Lunkey



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
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Location: Santiago

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

following all that's been said, you can definitely have a good time in Chile if you don't speak spanish but if you do the experience will be increased tenfold.
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