The International School Nido de Aguilas

2018 WWW HS Programs

Important Dates to Remember

Tuesday, August 7

Week Without Walls Fair (12:30pm for students, 7:00pm for parents/guardians).

Sunday, August 12

WWW electronic registration will be sent via email at 7pm.

August 13 - 17

Signed parental authorization slips are due in front of HS office. Registration is NOT complete without BOTH electronic registration and the signed paper document. Prompt attention to both parts could affect registration for the WWW program if space is limited.

Monday, August 20

Preliminary list of students successfully registered in WWW programs will be on display in front of the HS office.

August 20-25

Students can request program changes with signed parental authorization and pending available space.

monday, August 27

Student registration closes.

September 7, 12:00 - 1:15pm

First meeting between WWW providers, students, and chaperoning teachers.

Students and teachers will meet in their WWW groups twice more in October to further prepare for this amazing learning opportunity.

Parents are invited to meet the program leaders at 1:15, after the student meeting concludes.

This year's WWW program will take place November 3rd - 10th.

GET YOUR GEAR

15% discount or more at Andes Gear in Mall Sport, *if participating in outdoor-based programming.
If unsure, email questions to zbeaty@nido.cl or sguerrero@nido.cl


Also, check Lila’sList.com or the Nido Neighbors (nidoneighbors@googlegroups.com) email group .
Rentals available at: http://www.highmountainla.com/rental/ OR https://www.limitesur.cl/t/arriendos OR https://sherpalife.cl/rental/


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THE FRESHMEN EXPERIENCES

Bike, Kayaks & Horses

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 9 2018

Location: Colchagua

Operating Company: Grado Sur Expediciones www.gradosur.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $395.000-$450.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy:

80% reimbursement 2 months before trip, 50% reimbursement 1 month before trip, no refunds 2 weeks before the trip.

Multisport is a special educational program prepared for Nido students. It is a trip combining three different activities in one of Chile’s most traditional locations. But this trip is more than that, it is also a personal challenge, since every member of this adventure will have to face his/her own personal goals.

The trip entails gently pushing the comfort zone of our physical and mental abilities, organization skills, even our ability to work as a group.

With very clear educational goals, our group of students will travel through Colchagua Valley learning about traditions, history, flora, fauna today’s life.

Students will use bikes, kayaks and horses to see and discover interesting and beautiful corners of Colchagua from Santa Cruz all the way to the coast.

As leaders of this trip, we will put a especial emphasis on “LEAVE NO TRACE” concept, TEAM WORK and LEADERSHIP.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

BIKE Tour por Santiago


Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $326.000 to $349.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

  • Develop teamwork, cooperative work attitudes, leadership and effective communication.
  • Facilitate personal, community and ecological development through Outdoor Adventure.
  • Knowledge of oneself, of the potentialities and limitations of each one.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Strengthen the school curriculum in subjects such as science, geography, native flora and fauna and water cycle.
  • Discover bicycle routes in Santiago and its mountains from a different perspective.
  • Have fun!

SPANISH PROGRAM

Cumbres de Santiago


Duration and Dates: 5 days / 1 night Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $220.000 to $261.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

GENERAL OBJECTIVE
  • Encourage students in the development of leadership and communication skills.
  • Develop skills for self-knowledge and to cultivate a self-sustaining concept of self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Strengthen trust, communication, cooperation and participation in an environment of coordination of common tasks.
  • Learn some of the summits of Santiago.
  • Learn trekking techniques and mountain camp.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.

SPANISH PROGRAM

Los Pellines - Travesía Nevados de Chillán

Duration and Dates: 6 days / 5 nights Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 2017

Location: Chillan

Operating Company: Los Pellines www.lospellines.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $500.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: Percentage of return, only for group more than 30 people; a. 70% for who retires 30 days before the trip; b. 50% for 15 days prior to the trip who retires; c. 25% for 5 days prior to the trip who retires; d. 0% for less than 30 people group.

More than 9 years running the Travesia for Week without Walls, has led us to build awesome outdoor experiences in the foothills of the volcano complex Nevados de Chillan. It’s a personal challenge for sure, where teamwork, leadership and trespassing goals as a community, are the main objectives of the experience. Through adventures like horseback riding, biking and hiking, relational skills are developed. Your team is in charge of the expedition, cooking, setting tents, handle resources, and all this guided by the Pellines crew in an incredible scenery, between the Andes, native forests, bonfires, stories and new exciting experiences.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

EQUIPMENT ENGLISH

EQUIPMENT SPANISH

Maitencillo Polynesian Canoe, Bikes & Kayaks

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 9 2018

Location: Region del Valparaiso

Operating Company: 4 Vientos Kayak/ Gisela Rosenberg

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $425.000 CLP if student brings own bicycle

$450.000 CLP if renting bike from 4 Vientos Kayak

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund up to 15 days before trip.

5 days and 4 nights program in Maitencillo, V Región (two hours from Santiago)

In this program students will learn to paddle in Polynesian canoe (Va'a) with the best instructors in chile of this discipline.

They can also paddle in sea kayak, starting fron Maitencillo cove, a perfect place to learn and practice this discipline.

Finally, they will have the oportunity to ride a MTB bike and improve their technique, through forest and coastal landscapes.

All this under the context of tranquility and nature of Maitencillo.

EQUIPMENT LIST

NOLS Neophytes in Patagonia


Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 10 , 2018

Location: Patagonia - Chile

Operating Company: NOLS National Outdoors Leadership School / www.nols.edu

Vaccinations: Suggested Tetanus

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $1200 USD (doesn’t includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: 15 days prior to the program there are not reimbursement

IMPORTANT: It is mandatory that students have their own Insurance. The school has Protocol and plan in case of emergency of evacuation. We have run this type of courses in Chile from 1996 and from 1965 around the world.

These course are specifically designed for young people wanting to learn backcountry skills and find leadership opportunities. These wilderness classrooms provide an ideal setting to challenge yourself and build your leadership abilities.
When you return home, you'll have the skills needed to plan your own backcountry trips and the leadership qualities to succeed in whatever else put your mind to.

GEAR LIST

NOLS AGREEMENT

HEALTH FORM

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The Maule River Experience

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 2017

Location: Region del Maule

Operating Company: C.O.E www.coe.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $400.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: If students withdraw their participation for whatever reason within 15 days of the start of the program we will retain 80% of the program cost.

Share and enjoy an ecological adventure, a unique and unforgettable experience; scenic landscapes, and mystical and magical culture and history.

This learning process is designed to strengthen personal growth, by connecting you with nature on a deep level through outdoor challenges, sensitization, environmental awareness, leadership, coexistence, and teamwork.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

EQUIPMENT ENGLISH

EQUIPMENT SPANISH

VIDEO LINK


Travesía Interparques

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights

Location: Altos de Lircay - Parque 7 tazas

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $463.000 to $508.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: To be confirmed.

OBJECTIVES
  • Value the unique character of each person and the diversity of the way of being.
  • Develop teamwork, attitudes of cooperative work, leadership, and effective communication.
  • Facilitate personal, community and ecological development through Outdoor Adventure.
  • Knowledge of oneself, of the potentialities and the limitations of each one.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Strengthen the school curriculum in subjects such as science, geography, native flora and fauna, water cycle.
  • Have fun!!

SPANISH PROGRAM

Vision For Chile

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 - Nov. 8, 2018

Location: La Pintana

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $100.000-$150.000 CLP

House of Hope is located in the community of La Pintana, a community in which there are many social conflicts, segregation, poverty, drug addiction, adolescent pregnancies, and many children’s homes, the majority under SENAME. Our program is focused on:

  • Tutoring in schools with various needs in classes of English, sports, kitchen training (students from Nido bring recipes and teach).
  • Work on construction. We continue working on the community center where each week we serve about 50 students from children’s homes under SENAME and children from the area, and maintain a residence for youth who have no home after their stay in the Girls’ Homes.

Electronic Music Lab


Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Andres Fuentes Cannobbio /decipherfilm@googlemail.com

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $220.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

In this workshop you will make a trip to the world of sound and use the environment as the main source of inspiration for composition, recording, and manipulation of sound material.

Here you will learn experimental techniques of electronic musical creation based on improvisation and repetition. We show you how to use synthesizers and modulation effects, create your own worlds of unique sounds, then to mix and master, thus obtaining a final product that you can share on social networks: YOUR OWN MUSIC!

ENGLISH PROGRAM

ADVENTURE CHALLENGES

Araucania Touring Bike Challenge *New Program*


Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 9, 2018

Location: Araucania Region

Operating Company: Touring Bike Rental / www.touringbikerental.com

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 650.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: % of reimbursement, depending on dates or number of days prior to program

  • Cancelation 3 months before 80% returns
  • Cancelation 2 months before 50% returns
  • Cancelation 1 month before 15% returns

This 7 day program will take place between Icalma, Casa Blanca, Parque Conguillio and much more. The activity represents the opportunity for students to accomplish things they never thought possible, like traveling on a real touring bicycle carrying their own gear using panniers and racks, to explore the real araucania, team up to build their camp grounds, to learn outdoors activities that will be useful for their future, like learning to cook what nature gives, to fix their bike or help their mate´s on the road. Immerse in the real mapuche world and culture experience their daily life. How about trekking while we learning about photography.

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Pared Sur Camp Patagonia *New Program*


Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 4, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Carretera Austral Sur - Lago General Carrera

Operating Company: Pared Sur / www.paredsur.cl

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 890.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: $300.000 non-refundable registration regardless of the date. Once the trip has started there is no refund in case of return for any reason.

CARRETERA AUSTRAL- LAKE GENERAL CARRERA- PATAGONIA

Navigation to the Marble Cathedral - Mountain bike Carretera Austral- Kayak Lake General Carrera- Trekking Lakes General Carrera, Bertrand, Negro and Baker- Canopy Pared Sur Camp- Hot tubs (wooden tubs) - Gastronomy- Barbecue with local people- Bonfire- Costume Party.

In the core of the Chilean Patagonia, a great lake shows their pristine turquoise water surrounded by a wild and moving environment. It´s the Lake General Carrera, the biggest and most wonderful in Chile located in the limits of the Northern Ice camps, where rise amazing ice mountains that shape and beautify this powerful natured land.

In this wonderful region which was recently connected to the rest of Chile by the Carretera Austral, we have created an innovative concept of trips surrounded by nature from our comfortable Base Camp ¨Pared-Sur Camp – Patagonia¨, located in the most beautiful riverside of Lake General Carrera. Here we provide the best of the experience of the camp with comfort and style, supplemented with a highly attractive programme of excursions and activities.

That is how we are going to discover by boat the unique beauty of the Marble Cathedrals, walk along the paths between lakes and woods, cycle through the most beautiful stretch of the Carretera Austral and row in kayak by the pristine waters of Lake General Carrera in our mild bay. We will also know the intricate Cerro Castillo, the cave paintings in Alero de

Las Manos and the pristine River Baker. We will share the traditions and food with real people from the Patagonia and in our land we will enjoy Canopy and pleasant hot baths in our hot-tubs by the lake among other activities.

We invite you and your class to discover the heart of the Patagonia in the style of Pared Sur Camp.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

Trek Cochamo Valley & Kayak North Patagonia *New Program*


Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Osorno & Patagonia

Operating Company: Jass Puerto Varas / www.jasspuertovaras.com

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 900.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations, the total amount of the reservation is refunded except for the value of the plane ticket if it has already been purchased when it is made 20 days before the starting date of the trip. Between 20 days and 7 days before the start date of the trip, 60% of the total value of the trip is refunded. After that date, there is no refund.

We invite you to discover the best of Cochamó Valley and of Reloncaví fjord the in the Patagonian Andes of Chile. We begin with a 3 days expedition walking in the famous Valley world known for its vertical granit walls, crystal clear rivers and native forests of Alerces milenar trees. Coming back from the Andes cordillera mountains, we will leave our backpack and start sea kayaking for a 3 days navigation, first on Reloncavi fjord and then on Llanquihue Lake nearby Puerto Varas town.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

GEAR LIST

LISTA DE EQUIPO

Trek Tagua Tagua & Kayak North Patagonia


Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Osorno & Patagonia

Operating Company: Jass Puerto Varas / www.jasspuertovaras.com

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 900.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations, the total amount of the reservation is refunded except for the value of the plane ticket if it has already been purchased when it is made 20 days before the starting date of the trip. Between 20 days and 7 days before the start date of the trip, 60% of the total value of the trip is refunded. After that date, there is no refund.

We invite you to discover the best of the Lake District in the Patagonian Andes of Chile. We begin with local hikes on the Osorno Volcano, and then we will trade our walking boots for kayaking paddle to navigate Reloncavi fjord for a 2-day expedition before entering the deep old native forest in the Tagua Tagua Park. Here we will walk in the forest of Alerce trees, Ulmo and Lenca, some more that 2.500 years old. We will cross crystal clear rivers and admire great waterfalls. Get submerged in the landscapes of this beautiful Region.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

GEAR LIST

LISTA DE EQUIPO

Cochamó Valley Expedition


Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Patagonia

Operating Company: Travel Animal / www.travelanimal.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $690.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy:

1.- Cancellations 60 days before departure: 100% refund

2.- Cancellations 30 days before departure: 50% refund

Travel Animal invites you to trek for a week to a unique place in Patagonia: Cochamó valley, also known as the Chilean Yosemite, is one of the most impressive places in Chile. With its gigantic granite walls, turquoise rivers and a dense native forest, it is the paradise for outdoor lovers.

Together with our team of guides and instructors we have designed an special adventure that allow students to take their outdoors skills to the next level as we travel and climb the most impressive places of this acclaimed valley.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

SPANISH PROGRAM

GEAR LIST

NOLS Expedition

Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 3, 2018 – Nov. 10, 2018

Location: Patagonia - Chile

Operating Company: NOLS National Outdoors Leadership School / www.nols.edu

Vaccinations: Suggested Tetanus

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $1400 USD (doesn’t includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: 15 days prior to the program there are no reimbursements

IMPORTANT: It is mandatory students has their own Insurance. The school has Protocol and plan in case of emergency of evacuation. We have ran these types of courses in Chile since 1996 and around the world since 1965.

Independence, responsibility, achievement, and fun. These qualities are the essence of these courses. In a word: adventure. In Patagonia, the Aysén región of Chile, the mountains and forests will be unlike any classroom you've ever experienced with their fresh air and fresh opportunities. You'll learn skills: backpacking, cooking, camping, and navigation with a map, and you'll also learn things like how to turn challenging situation into opportunities, how to get along with your group, and how to be a leader even when you're following.

GEAR LIST

NOLS COURSE DESCRIPTION

NOLS AGREEMENT

HEALTH FORM

Lonquimay - The Volcano, The River, The Culture


Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 8, 2017

Location: Lonquimay

Operating Company: Agreste Ltda. / jcubillos@nido.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $750.000 CLP (doesn’t include airfare)

Cancellation Policy: If trip is cancelled 15-30 days prior to the start of the trip, 30% of the full program cost will be retained by the company. If trip is canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the trip, 70% of the program cost will be retained by the company. Flights will not be reimbursed.

Located 900 meters above sea level, in the Andes Mountains, Lonquimay is a land of natural beauties, were century-old Araucarias predominate the landscape and snow capped mountains sit in the background. In winter, it is a backcountry ski and snowboarding paradise, while summer is warm enough for hikes and water sports.

During our 7-day-trip, we will not only be tourists in one of the most unexplored and beautiful places in Chile, but we will also be continually immersed in outdoor learning experiences.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

Sea Kayak Pumalin Park

Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 4 or 5, 2017 – Nov. 10 or 11, 2017

Location: Pumalin, Patagonia

Operating Company: Ko'kayaK / www.kokayak.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $725.000 CLP (doesn’t include airfare)

Cancellation Policy: Up to 1 month before departure 50% of the trip is refunded, less than one month before the trip there is no refund.

An incredible way to Discover the fjords of Pumalin park, legacy of Douglas Tompkins.

We will be paddling our expedition kayaks along hot Springs Camps (3 camps have thermal waters).

6 days in the wilderness in one of the most amazing place in the World for sea kayaking.

This trip is a real game changer and we guarantee you will not be the same person after this experience.

We will learn about the paddling, the marine ecosystem and social sustainability in Patagonia.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

White Water KAYAK

Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 4 or 5, 2017 – Nov. 10 or 11, 2017

Location: Puerto Montt

Operating Company: KO’KayaK / www.kokayak.com

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 815.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: Up to 1 month before departure 50% of the trip is refunded, less than one month before the trip there is no refund.

With a weeklong kayaking course we are sure students will learn incredible skills for the outdoors, but also for their everyday life.

This will be a very active and dynamic week as we will be paddling 6 to 7 rivers in different kinds of whitewater and with different difficulty levels.

Students will learn and by the end of the week will have to be confident in their abilities, think quickly, and put their new skills to use! This along with the flexibility and responsiveness will help students in their future professional and personal life.

Such a trip will make unforgettable connections with each other and also with nature.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

VIDEO LINK

White Water RAFTING GUIDE

Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 4 or 5, 2017 – Nov. 10 or 11, 2017

Location: Puerto Varas

Operating Company: KO’KayaK / www.kokayak.com

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $ 615.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: Up to 1 month before departure 50% of the trip is refunded, less than one month before the trip there is no refund.

With a weeklong River Rafting Guide Course, a river can be an influential classroom and a place to further learning and growth.

Throughout the week students will work up to the opportunity to guide their own raft... and to be a successful they will be required to work as a team, to trust each other, and to communicate.

They will have to be confident in their abilities, think quickly, and put their new skills to use!

A river is also a place to have fun! Big waves, cliff jumps, and 14 kilometers of friendly rapids in the Petrohue River provide plenty of excitement.

In the river they will form relationships and connections with each other and with nature which is one of the main aim of the week without walls.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

VIDEO LINK

SERVICE LEARNING

Visión For Chile

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 - Nov. 9, 2018

Location: La Pintana

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $100.000 + daily transportation (aprox. $15.000-$25.000), according to number of participants

Casa Esperanza is located in the commune of La Pintana, a commune that lives many social conflicts, segregation, poverty, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy and many residences of children (the majority collaborating of SENAME). Our program is focused on supporting schools with differential needs and work in construction. We will be working in the community center where we serve 50 students of SENAME CHILDREN'S homes and children of the sector every week, in addition to rebuilding the kitchen of our dining room for children on Saturdays and the residence for young people who do not have a home after their residence in girls' homes.

Hogar Misión de María

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 - Nov. 9, 2018

Location: Nuñoa

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $100.000 CLP

Hogar Mision de Maria is an orphanage for babies and children 0 - 3 years of age. The children are given shelter and love while they wait to return to their biological families or get adopted. This WWW trip will be a week of service and will include: helping to care for and give the children individual attention and help paint and clean at the hogar. One highlight of the trip will be to take the oldest babies and children to the Granja Educativa near Talagante or other fun excursions. Students will also have an opportunity to learn some sewing and related skills as the take part in a shared activity 'Creating for Charities' with the group of Nido students working with Casa Grada.

Casa Grada

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 - Nov. 9, 2018

Location: La Pintana

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $100.000 CLP

Your activities will include wall painting, furniture fixing and diaper changing. For these children you will make a big difference in the world, and who knows, they might just pay you back likewise. A small group will play and conduct activities for nursing babies and toddlers that will appreciate your love and care. Plus, you'll spend the afternoons at Nido working with the Hogar Mision de Maria group making hand-sewn gifts for the children and learning a new skill: working with a sewing machine.

Friday will culminate with an outing of taking the children to the Buin Zoo for the day.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

CAS Colombia

Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Medellin - Colombia

Operating Company: CAS TRIPS / www.CASTrips.org

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card and Passport.

Cost: $599 to 699 USD (doesn’t includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: 30% non-refundable deposit required to secure your flight and CAS Trips booking before August 31. 70% balance payable at least 6 weeks prior to arrival. Full refund of 70% balance payment available up until 21 days prior to date of departure date, minus a US$200 cancellation fee. Refunds cannot be made for cancellations made after 21 days before departure date.

With the dramatic increase in global warming, pollution and industrial farming techniques, it is imperative that we change our mindset and begin to look at alternative, sustainable means of food production and environmental conservation.


This incredible 7-day itinerary based in and around the beautiful city of Medellin, Colombia, tackles all those issues and more, first hand.


Medellin is blessed with an extraordinary array of localized natural wonders and during this action-packed CAS Trip, we will explore it all – from organic farms to breath-taking wildlife, enthralling kayaking and snorkelling experiences through crystal clear rivers and unforgettable Andean adventures in the jungle!

"During the trip in Medellin, students will do more than 40 hours of work with Creativity, Activity and Service service projects. For example they are going to do cooking challenges, graffiti workshops with locals and are going to participate in reforestation projects. Each experience can be included in a CAS portfolio that each student will make during the trip.

We want students to continue to participate in service projects in their own countries. To achieve this we have created reflection sessions in which they explore how they can get involved in government and non-governmental projects in their own countries."


Chile Patagonia Farm to Fjords

Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Vodudahué - Chile

Operating Company: Alerce 3000 / www.alerce3000.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $1,725.00 USD (doesn’t includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: Between 15 and 29 days prior to the course start date, Alerce 3000 will retain 25 percent of the course tuition. Between 8 and 14 days prior to the course start date, Alerce will retain 50 percent of the course tuition. Less than 8 days prior to the course start date or after the course has begun, there will be no refunds.

Immerse yourself in the fiords and rivers of Vodudahué valley; experience its natural rhythms; and explore its shorelines during this eight-day kayaking and environmental leadership expedition. Imagine yourself paddling rivers and learning leadership skills, all while camping under the stars in the remote wilderness.

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Ethnics Atacama

Duration and Dates: 6 days / 5 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Atacama - Chile

Operating Company: EcoChile Travel / www.ecochile.travel

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $860.500 to 880.500 CLP (includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: TBC

We will meet at school before the sun rises and prepare for our great adventure. Our plane will leave at 8am and we will arrive at 10am to Calama. On the way to San Pedro we will stop at the stone of the coyote to enjoy the scenery and truly begin our trip. At noon we will be in Coyo, our rest and operation place, and we will have a nice traditional lunch from the area. Then we will locate in our rooms, relax and discover the farm. For the night we will have dinner and then have a night walk with sky interpretation.

ENGLISH PROGRAM

Easter Island

Duration and Dates: 6 days / 5 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 9 , 2017

Location: Isla de Pascua - Chile

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $836.000 to $951.000 CLP (includes transportation)

Cancellation Policy: The amount paid at time of registering (USD 200) would be retained by the company (zero rebate) to cover operational and administrative costs. The amount paid as down payment on and/or for issuing of air ticket would also be retained by the company. For Programs with an air travel segment, 25% of the total would be retained up to 45 days prior to traveling. From 45 to 5 days prior to traveling 50% would be retained. At less than 5 days before traveling, 100% would be retained.

A magical journey to the “belly button of the world", a very old island of volcanic origin.

We will get to know the most interesting places of Rapa Nui, such as the idyllic Anakena beach, the Moais, the quarry where the Moais were cut from and the famous volcanoes. We will be able to interact with the islanders to get to know their customs, understand their culture and the rituals unique to these people of land and sea, and also have dancing and painting classes with them.

We will be able to snorkel and Kayak to appreciate the marine life, watching turtles and different fish species.

We will grab a bike and ride around the island and finish with a traditional BBQ.

We will take a boat to explore the caves in an area known as Mataveri until finally arriving at Los Motus, small islands coming out of the sea where large colonies of birds live.

Together with some islanders we will prepare a typical dishes called Curanto, and will participate with a group of artisan workshops necklaces and carved.

Lonquimay - The Volcano, The River, The Culture


Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 8, 2017

Location: Lonquimay

Operating Company: Agreste Ltda. / jcubillos@nido.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $750.000 CLP (doesn’t include airfare)

Cancellation Policy: If trip is cancelled 15-30 days prior to the start of the trip, 30% of the full program cost will be retained by the company. If trip is canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the trip, 70% of the program cost will be retained by the company. Flights will not be reimbursed.

Located 900 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains, Lonquimay is a land of natural beauties where centuries-old Araucarias predominate the landscape and snow capped mountains sit in the background. In winter, it is a backcountry ski and snowboarding paradise, while summer is warm enough for hikes and water sports.

During our 7-day-trip, we will not only be tourists in one of the most unexplored and beautiful places in Chile, but we will also be continually immersed in outdoor learning experiences.

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Santiago Urbano & Gourmet

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Santiago & Valparaiso- Chile

Operating Company: rnunez@nido.cl / Colegio Nido de Aguilas

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $215.000 CLP (includes transportation)

Santiago Gourmet is a trip in which you will be able to experience from a non-traditional tourist perspective the streets of Santiago and Valparaiso. In addition, with your colleagues, friends and teachers you will enjoy rich dishes of typical Chilean cuisine.

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SuperFun Punta de Lobos

Duration and Dates: 6 days / 5 nights Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Punta de Lobos - Chile

Operating Company: Deportes SuperFun / www.superfun.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $700.000 to $750.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: 5 days before it starts for a 50% refund, with no refunds after that

“Punta de Lobos is part of a global biodiversity hotspot, boasting incredible marine and terrestrial resources”. –savethewaves.org

We will learn how to surf the Humboldt current as a first step to become active rangers of the coastlines while we discover how some Pre-hispanic cultural traditions of the area remain. We will learn how to live a more sustainable life and reflect on how we can do better for the future of ourselves and our communities.

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Peruvian Jungle Explorama

Duration and Dates: 7 days / 6 nights

Sat Nov 3 - Fri Nov 9 or Sun Nov 4 - Sat Nov 10, pending best flight available

Location: Iquitos, Perú

Operating Company: Amazon Explorama Lodges / www.explorama.cl

Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Tetanus (received within last 10 years)

Travel Documentation: RUT card and Passport, Notary parental approval to travel document (if student under 18 years of age), Chilean birth certificate or translated notarized birth certificate for non Chilean students (see details under General Information).

Cost: $ 1,340.00 USD (Doesn't includes airfare)

Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be 100% paid no later than 30 days before arrival of the passengers. 7 days before arrival can be canceled but with a penalty of USD$ 100 per passenger, after this date there is no refund.

A unique feature of the rainforest surrounding Iquitos is its lack of a specific rainy or dry season. There is a high water period from December through May which is caused by the melting of snow as the Andean summer begins and from the rainy season in the upper jungle. The low water period begins in June and ends with the rising waters in November. While the water level can fluctuate more than 45 feet, the warm and humid climate remains relatively constant throughout the year, giving this area its botanical category of "Everwet Tropical Forest". Normal daytime highs are 88°F and nighttime lows are 72°F

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Futaleufu Adventure

Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Futaleufu - Chile

Operating Company: C.O.E / www.coe.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $1.450.000 to 1.500.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: If students withdraw their participation for whatever reason within 15 days of the start of the program we will retain 80% of the program cost. If the school decides to cancel the program, regardless of reason, the deposit will not be returned. This sum is used for reservations, planning, development, and coordination prior to the program.

This learning process is designed to strengthen personal growth by connecting you with nature on a deep level through outdoor challenges, sensitization, environmental awareness, leadership, coexistence, and team work.

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Galapagos Islands


Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 5, 2017 – Nov. 12, 2017

Location: Galapagos, Ecuador

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil required

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $2.408 to $2.639 USD (Includes transportation)

Cancellation Policy: For Programs with an air travel segment, 25% of the total would be retained up to 45 days prior to traveling. From 45 to 5 days prior to traveling 50% would be retained. At less than 5 days before traveling, 100% would be retained.

An adventure to some of the most important islands in the world in regards to their wildlife. We will help to conserve and monitor the famous tortoises. We will conduct excursions to the Sierra Negra and Tintoreras Volcanoes where we will be able to study the sea lions, sea tortoises, sea iguanas and manta rays.

  • We will go snorkeling to study the marine life from under the water.
  • We will be able to kayak to appreciate the marine life, watching turtles and different fish species.
  • We will visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Station to see the breeding program in captivity of the giant tortoise and its young.
  • We will enjoy the white sand beaches like Tortoise Bay, Amor and others.
  • We visit a coffee plant to meet its planting and harvesting process.

Into the Wild

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Punta de Choros

Operating Company: ChileSafari / www.chilesafari.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $675.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: 75% refund for cancellations 10 or more days before the Trip. 50% refund for cancellations between 10 to 5 days before the Trip. 25% refund for cancellations less than 5 days before the Trip.

"Into the wild" is an educational program designed with a holistic approach to teaching the fundamentals of the “outdoors lifestyle”. The main focuses of development include,
  • Physical: by demonstrating, teaching and practicing the skills required to learn to surf, snorkel, kayak, trek and camp.
  • Mental: by explaining the theory behind the environmental factors which affect each sport or activity and experiencing in the field.
  • Emotional: by encouraging and nurturing an environmental conscience.
"Into the wild" is an experience that will submerge the students into the fun and freedom of the “outdoors lifestyle” in one of the most recognize natural paradise of Chile, Punta de Choros and the "Humboldt penguin reserve. While at the same time generating a respect and conscience for the protection and preservation of “Mother Earth”.

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Kayak Aguas Blancas: Pucon Fire and Ice

Duration and Dates: 5 days / 1 night Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Pucon - Chile

Operating Company: Pucon Kayak Hostel / www.puconkayakhostel.com

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $590.000 to $690.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: 60 + days - 100% Refund; 31 - 60 days - 50% refund; 30 days or less - No refunds

Many students claim exploring Pucon’s river, lakes, hot springs, glaciers and volcanos while learning to whitewater kayak as the most exciting adventure yet.

In this trip you will experience: private kayak lessons including the eskimo rolling in hot springs, hiking to a glacier followed by soaking in hot springs, a downhill mountain bike ride through the Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle) forest, baking your own hand-tossed pizza, and learning what the state of Chilean rivers are in relation to giant hydropower companies. Students will even learn how to read and scout rapids, rescue techniques, and what features are fun and which ones to avoid. Now this, is a cool trip.

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MobyDick Matanzas


Duration and Dates: 5 days / 4 nights Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Matanzas

Operating Company: MobyDick Expeditions / www.mobydickexpeditions.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $688.000 to 1.715.829 CLP (depends on students)

Cancellation Policy: In order for the reservation to go through, the total value per person of the trip must be paid 60 days previous to the activity departure date. In addition, in case of a cancelation five days previous to the departure date, 30% of the value payed per person will be reimbursed. Said reimbursement will only be possible in case of an accident or illness that will have to be justified through a medical certificate that extends throughout the duration of the trip. In case of the death of a close relative, there will also be a reimbursement of 30% up until the departure date of the trip.

Moby Dick Expeditions is the outcome of a dream between three friends that decided to join forces and share with the world the potential and magnificence of their beautiful country: Chile. They are joined together by their love of nature with a clear mission: to give every student a unique experience that combines adventures, sports, and the most scenic landscapes that surround Chile’s coastline.

Our goal is to take the beauty and nobility of Moby Dick and bring it to this amazing Surf Camp that we have prepared with the team. Together we will explore Matanzas and its surroundings and learn how to Surf, enjoy a Horseback Ride, Mountain Bike and mix it all together with Yoga for the peace of mind. Our certified instructors will be at your disposition at all times. Join us today!

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PADI SCUBA Diving

Duration and Dates: 6 days / 5 nights Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 10 , 2018

Location: La Herradura

Operating Company: AquaTour / www.aquatour.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $849.000 to $920.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: 50% of the total value up to 7 days before travel

Get your PADI scuba certification! If you have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world´s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Comfortable accommodation in our seaside lodge at La Herradura village, great diving facilities in Las Tacas resort and high safety standards makes this program an unforgettable experience and will give you the opportunity to explore places you never even imagined.

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PANAMÁ Advanced Scuba Diving

Duration and Dates: 8 days / 7 nights Nov. 4, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Panama

Operating Company: Golden Frog Scuba / www.goldenfrogscuba.com

Vaccinations: Yellow Fever and tetanus.

Travel Documentation: RUT card and Passport.

Cost: $1,910 USD (doesn't includes airfare (USD$600 aprox.))

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date. If cancelled 29 days or less prior to arrival date 50% of total will be refunded.
E-Learnings (PADI’s online theory) will be ordered 21 days prior to arrival to provide enough time for students to complete on their own. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for the student to complete prior to arrival; however not required. Please be aware once the eLearning certification testing course is purchased it is non-refundable.

This Advanced SCUBA program at Golden Frog Scuba is for students who already have their OPEN WATER certification and want to become Advanced or learn another Specialty.

Dive sites include such history as remains from Sir Francis Drake’s armada (1561) and the island where Captain Morgan anchored during his attack on Portobello.

Students will learn to work together as a team utilizing the buddy system while diving historic sites in the waters of Portobello National Park as well as viewing and learning about the colorful corals and marine life the ocean has to offer here.

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BIKE Tour por Santiago


Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $326.000 to $349.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

  • Develop teamwork, cooperative work attitudes, leadership, and effective communication.
  • Facilitate personal, community and ecological development through Outdoor Adventure.
  • Knowledge of oneself, of the potentialities and limitations of each one.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Strengthen the school curriculum in subjects such as science, geography, native flora and fauna, water cycle.
  • Discover bicycle routes in Santiago and its mountains from a different perspective.
  • Have fun!

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Cumbres de Santiago


Duration and Dates: 5 days / 1 night Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Latitud 90 / www.latitud90.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $220.000 to $261.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

GENERAL OBJECTIVE
  • Power to encourage selected students in the development of leadership and communication skills.
  • Develop skills for self-knowledge and to cultivate a self-sustaining concept of self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Strengthen trust, communication, cooperation and participation in an environment of coordination of common tasks.
  • To know some of the summits of Santiago.
  • Learn trekking techniques and mountain camp.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Digital Film


Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 10 , 2018

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Marcela Cea / marcela.cea.j@gmail.com

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport

Cost: $400.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

The creation of a short film starts with scriptwriting, which will be developed with a team. The story from beginning to end will have a duration between 6 to 10 minutes.

However, is it possible to put into action charismatic characters whose conflicts must be resolved in such a short period of time? The answer is YES, by being very creative and working as a team. That's what students will learn in scriptwriting and acting lessons.

How to communicate your ideas visually? Learning to use of film language frame by frame, in cinematography classes and production.

The content areas are: acting, scriptwriting for screenplay, filmmaking or cinematography, music appreciation and soundtrack design, production and installation.

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Electronic Music Lab


Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 11 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Andres Fuentes Cannobbio /decipherfilm@googlemail.com

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $220.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

In this workshop you will make a trip to the world of sound and use the environment as the main source of inspiration for composition, recording, and manipulation of sound material.

Here you will learn experimental techniques of electronic musical creation based on improvisation and repetition. We show you how to use synthesizers and modulation effects, create your own worlds of unique sounds, then to mix and master, thus obtaining a final product that you can share on social networks: YOUR OWN MUSIC!

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Kitchen Club

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 9 , 2018

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Kitchen Club Chile / www.kitchenclub.cl

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: Nil Required

Cost: $275.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

Kitchen Club is a cooking school and event center for people that love to cook to share experience and knowledge around the kitchen. In the relaxed dynamic of our courses and events we make everyone feel part of the culinary process.

In every class we will instruct the students about general characteristics of a cooking workshop: layout and equipment.

We will teach in a practical way the classic and modern techniques of cooking through the preparations we complete in classes.

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Photography

Duration and Dates: 5 days / Nov. 6, 2017 – Nov. 10 , 2017

Location: Santiago - Chile

Operating Company: Irma Bernhard / benhardfoto@yahoo.com

Vaccinations: Nil Required

Travel Documentation: RUT card or Passport.

Cost: $230.000 CLP

Cancellation Policy: TBC

The purpose of this workshop is to free your creative spirit and improve your techniques. Your camera will be the key for you to see the world in a new perspective, and thus be a new observer. Field activities are a bridge to learn about life, be closed to nature, and create a new vision and consciousness.

If you have some photographic experience, this workshop will inspire you to new challenges and enrich you as a person, and finally awake the artist within you. The idea behind photography workshop is to offer intensive workshops directed at gaining skills in the use of the digital camera, with a focus on learning "the photographic shot" thus ensuring successful digital images. the aim of the workshop is to foster fast-paced and intensive learning developed 100% through practice and personalized tutoring. At the end of the course all the works shall be exhibited and each participant will receive a framed version of their photographic work.

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Uni Applying/Essay Workshop


Duration and Dates: 5 days 8:00am to 13:00pm

Location: NIDO

Travel Documentation: RUT card

Cost: $50.000 CLP (2017 price - Includes light Breakfast and Lunch)

For Seniors applying to University outside Chile

Many of you are deep into university application season. Most of you are juggling multiple applications across multiple country systems. All of you are managing a full life and demanding academic schedule. Who is ready to get university application essays done? Would extended and uninterrupted time to write and individual consultation with counselors help you craft the the most authentic applications? During the five days of University Application Writing Workshop, students will work one-on-one with Ian Lally and/or Heather Marks and in small groups to brainstorm, outline and write awesome drafts for all of your personal statements/Common Application essays, UC personal insight questions and USA and World University supplemental essays. Once essays are complete, students can turn their attention to other important application items like resume and interview preparation as well as application submission. We promise, you’ll get a whole lot done!