Welcome Aboard!


 

Dear International Students, Professionals and Visitors,

The experience of meeting a beautiful, peaceful and reliable country as Chile and its various advantages can be a great and extraordinary experience in your lives. Whether studying at universities or perform practical internships at one of our partner companies, as well as the chance to meet a business plan in our city and / or country can mean the beginning of an attractive alliance.

We pleasantly invite you to visit our “Sun City”, Quilpué, in the mild climate of the V region of Chile, where you will find a wide range of different industries and fields from which to learn and visit. Knowing their hard-working people with great solidarity and hospitality that will make you feel at home.

You are cordially invited to visit us. On behalf of the members of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the City of Quilpué, you are welcomed!

 oscar-bruna Mr. Oscar Bruna

President Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the City of Quilpué, capital of the Marga Marga Province, Valparaíso Región, Chile.

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mariasoledadMaría Soledad Díaz  – On Site Director

María Soledad as On Site Director is relating Go Abroad-Chile among several institutions and organizations to give the higher standard for different programs we organize in Chile to either to students and/or professionals interested to learn about our country while their stay in Chile. Her job is to assure in providing best choices to whoever wants to join different instances with us as a part of her commitment to offer best abroad service. She was born in Valparaíso, Chile, and currently lives in Quilpué. She studied Hotel Management at Inacap University in Viña del Mar and holds two Diplomas; one in Business, Finances and Management, and another one in Protocol and Public Relations. She also has lived two years in Canada when she was a student and learnt also English advanced at the Fraser Valley College in Chilliwack, BC, Canada. She has a wide experience on working in Business administration for different and several companies as well as an English tutoring with two International Certifications to teach English as Second Language.As Business administrator and a woman committed to social Community Service, she has founded a non-profit organization related to mental disabled young adults, called APAREM. She is chairwoman of Board Direction since 2012 and mostly encourage other families to bring their young adults to work in a protected environment and show and express all abilities they have and be member of “Mis Manos, Mi voz” workshop. Also introducing this organization into the community and make difference of how important is to give a space of development to these young special people. She develops all her business skills to make this organization to succeed among many difficulties throughout getting funds and introduce products made by kids into the market to become auto-sustainable. After a hard work time through these past 3 years, she has been recognized and awarded by City Hall and the Community of Quilpué as a Social Non-Profit Entrepreneur 2015.

Mauricio_bruna Mauricio Bruna – Associate Director Business and Entrepreneurship Programs in Chile

Business Engineer from Universidad de Las Americas with a major in Business Administration; Accountant from Duoc UC. Oscar has a Diploma in Business Management and a Diploma in Business from Pontificia Universidad Católica. Another Diploma in Business from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. With experience in management development, administration, finance and strategic management exercises various positions in companies of different economic sectors. Currently he holds the position of Professional Coordinator at the Ministry of Economy of the Region of Valparaiso. He also advises unions and trade associations, conducts development and economic analysis of regional projects, among other activities.

violetaVioleta Nuñez – Housing Coordinator for international students

Violeta began an uncommon activity 20 years ago. She was extending an emergent market: to look for accommodation for foreign students and professionals. The Valparaiso Region has a numerous university student population, and a large part of this population comes from abroad. Taking this into account she focused her work towards students and professionals from different parts of the world, looking for suitable accommodation for them.

Website: Violeta Nuñez – Housing Coordinator for international students

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Claudia Gillman Acuna
Environmental Development Area Coordinator

Mrs. Claudia Gillman- Acuna has over 15 years of experience in the Environmental Industry as an Environmental Consultant/Engineer. She has worked for educational centers and universities as well as the Chilean governmental entity as an Engineer training under M.O.P (Public Work Ministry) Talca office in their management project of the Mataquito river basin for 5 years prior to her arrival to the United States of America. Mrs Gillman started her first year of professional career in the United States working for ALLFLEX, USA implementing a program to re-use and recycle cardboards goods. Mrs. Gillman acquired 9 years of experience working for Pass Associates and PSI, Inc within the United States implementing, performing, and managing environmental and property condition site issues. In addition to serving as an Asbestos Consultant, Mrs. Gillman also performed Asbestos inspections, Asbestos management plans, Asbestos project designs, Asbestos Air monitoring, Asbestos Surveys, and Lead-Based Paint Inspections. Mrs. Gillman Acuna attained 2 more years of experience with CARDNO U.S.A an Engineering Consulting Australian based company. Mrs. Gillman performed Project Manager Duties on the remediation of hazardous material at DFW airport, weekly review of timesheets, schedules, subcontractor invoices, and expenses, manage hazardous materials in buildings and participated as a Junior Industrial Hygienist. Mrs. Gillman-Acuna recently moved back to reside in Chile with plans in mind to develop and implement air areas and personal baselines and respiratory protection programs at all industry levels, educate students in foreign environmental policies as well as getting involved in the city halls with environmental planning.

Sandra Steffens Study Abroad Programs Coordinator

Sandra Steffens is the person in charge of attending meetings at k-12 schools, higher institutions or companies in order to represent our partners from abroad here in Chile. She has the position of Study Abroad Programs Coordinator – Outgoings and her job is to accompany the students and coordinate all the stages involved in the study abroad process. She was born in Valparaíso, Chile, and currently lives in Viña del Mar. She studied English at the Pontificia Catholic University of Valparaíso and holds two degrees; a Bachelor degree on English Language and Literature and English Teacher. She also has a Technical degree on Management specialized in Marketing granted by the Viña del Mar University.

She loves working with children. She got her first job with third graders in a small school and she has kept on working in the school system ever since teaching English in all levels from kindergarten to senior high school students. However, her preference for children has not been an obstacle to teach adults of all ages as well. She has been able to combine her schedule at schools with part time jobs at prestigious institutes and universities. That is why she has gained a wide range of teaching experience by incorporating different methodological approaches. She focus her attention on developing the student’s skills all along with making each student feel as comfortable as possible within this process and leading them to experience blended learning classes. Her idea is to first demonstrate to all her students that they can be able to learn English no matter what experiences they have had before. This eclectic approach has helped her teach English to any type of student, especially to those adults over 50 years old who want to incorporate this language to their daily lives. In fact, she confesses that they may be her favorite students simply because they prove that there is no age to learn this language if you have the will to do it and if you are willing to play like a kid sometimes while reinforcing their knowledge. This has been her job for ten years already at the Pontificia Catholic University of Valparaiso.

anamariaAna María Cabello – Manager

As Manager, Ana María oversees all the organization’s relationship development strategies and provides day-to-day leadership and vision. She is responsible for academic programs, budget oversight, academic planning and overall academic vision. Ana María has extensive experience in international education as study abroad programs administrator, professor of Spanish as a foreign language and assisting international students from different parts of the world. Ana María is a native Chilean born in Valparaíso. She studied English Teaching at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Ana María also holds a Diploma in International Relations and a Diploma in Business Management. Member of the Association of International Educators since 2000.

Website: Ana María Cabello – International Educator

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Paola Vera
GoAbroad Travel Agency Coordinator

Paola was born in the city of Quilpué. Prior to joining GoAbroadTRAVEL, she worked for LAN CHILE. She is an engineer who enjoys working with international and Chilean participants interested in going abroad.
Paola is responsible for coordinating the participant’s travel needs. Schedules hotel and flight accommodations and procures necessary documentation such as passports, visas, or other clearances. Ensures that travel needs are met within the constraints of the participants travel budget.

E-mail:paola.vera@goabroad-chile.cl

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Rodrigo Sotomayor – IT Technical Support Officer

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