Tag Archives: Educación

Exams and Recognition in Chilean Schools

Procedures, requirements and all information related to the Exams and Recognition of Chilean Schools and Universities EXAMS Students wishing to attend a university must take the undergraduate University Entrance Exam – Prueba de Selección Universitaria (PSU) prepared by el Departamento de Evaluación, Medición y Registro Educacional (DEMRE) under la Universidad de Chile. This score ranges from 150-850, and determines admission […]

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School Application Process in Chile

Procedures, requirements and all information related to Chilean School Applications Private Primary and Secondary Schools All private and public primary and secondary schools require an application process as opposed to simply enrolling into a school within your district or comuna. Students can apply anywhere, and are not restricted to study where they are domiciled if applying to a public school, […]

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Private Schools in Chile

One of the main concerns for expatriates in Chile is providing the best education for their Children, whether alternative education or deciding between private and public schooling. Private education makes up about 7% of primary and secondary education mainly concentrated in Santiago. Most expatriates in Chile choose private schools since they generally offer higher quality and standards for education, smaller […]

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Higher Education in Chile: Overview

Procedures, requirements and all information related to Tertiary Education in Chile Chile has 60 public and private universities in addition to over 100 technical and vocational institutes. At the university level, students are divided by faculty then major then by year. Undergraduate students study for four to seven years depending on their major. Programs for four or five years usually […]

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Chilean Education System: An Overview

Procedures, requirements and all information related to the Education System in Chile The Education System The education system in Chile is divided by the following levels: Preschool (educación parvularia): Sala cuna – From 85 days days old – 2 years old Nivel medio – Ages 2 – 4 Transición – Ages 4 to 6 Primary/Elementary school (educación básica): Compulsory; Grades […]

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Calidad, Lucro y Gratuidad

He intentado empezar a escribir esta entrada varias veces, y 3 meses después de iniciadas las movilizaciones…creo recién haber madurado y entendido mejor la idea como para dar una opinión sobre el fondo de las peticiones del movimiento.       Me parece que el fondo son 3 pilares: Calidad, Lucro y Gratuidad. Aunque al parecer salen pedidas anexadas como […]

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Why Go to Class?

(Begin Rant) I have one question for all of those people who go to class and either text, IM, watch Youtube videos, check their Facebook, surf the internet and email instead of taking notes: Why go to class? I understand that it is tempting to text or surf the internet if you use a laptop to take notes or have […]

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Santa God

It has been 22 years that I have been on this earth, and every year I feel more and more at odds with the Christmas holiday. It’s not Christianity or Jesus, but it is the way Christmas is conventionally celebrated. I think it is evident that the holiday has become less about religion and more about materialistic values. I know […]

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