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Immigrating to Santiago

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Immigrating to Santiago

I am French but have been living in South Africa for the last 10 years. My family (husband and 2 daughters) is planning to move to Santiago next year.

Coming from South Africa I would like to know how security is. What would the best international school be. Any recommendation in terms of area for accommodation? Is is better to buy or to rent? I have heard that Chileans are fantastic people.


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1. Re: Immigrating to Santiago

Hi, Céline. You would be better off looking at some websites specifically geared to people moving to Chile. This website is really just for visitors. If you put 'expats in Chile' into google or a similar search engine, you will get lots of information. Good luck.

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2. Re: Immigrating to Santiago

Dancingmolly is right, but here is a very short answer to your questions - the best international school is Nido de Aguilas, but there are Chilean private schools that might be better including the Grange (English), the Colegio Alemán (German), Santiago College (English) and Alliance Française. There are also good public (state) schools, but these are difficult to enter for non-Chileans.

Santiago is the most secure city in Latin America. One does not worry unduly about teenagers wandering around on their own at night. I would rent when you first turn up to get a good feel about where you might want to buy.

There is a wide choice in barrios in which to live. It depends a lot on what lifestyle you like or whether you prefer a house or an apartment.

Santiago is great for sports. There is even a cricket club.

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3. Re: Immigrating to Santiago

Just for you to know...

I have a couple of french friends here....they love Chile and Santiago.

They came as visitors and returned after a couple of year in France...their children are in Alianza Francesa school, quiet expensive for us, maybe not for you anyway....

By the way, Chile is a nice place to live, safe and with many beautiful and diferent areas to know sush as desert, altiplano, patagonia, islands and many others and chilean people is quiet freidnly.

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