The Learn Chile project is a study abroad program for students from China, Europe, the United States, and Brazil launched by the Chilean government on the 28th of May 2014 at the Association of International Educators Fair in Santiago. To attract more students to go to Chile to study abroad, increase the number of students studying in Chile, and provide a rich life experience for international students.
Roberto Paiva, director of Pro Chile, said: “The Chile study abroad program is the flagship brand for education. It encourages international students to study in Chile. While earning a degree, they can also experience a wealth of experience. Colorful study abroad.” The project hopes that international students will become Chile’s ambassadors around the world and share their experiences of studying abroad in their own country. At the same time, the project has also become a bridge and link between Chilean native students and international students.
According to the Chilean Ministry of Education, from 2009 to 2012, the number of overseas students studying at Chilean universities increased by an average of 14% each year. Between 2012 and 2013, the average number of international students increased by 26% annually. Roberto Paiva added: “These data also show that Chile’s effort to internationalize education is fruitful.” The official website of the Chile Study Abroad Program provides students with comprehensive information on studying abroad, including 21 Chile listed. University, advice on visas for foreign students studying in Chile, preparation of related materials, practical guidelines for living, etc.