a brand of Chile Inside SpA
Chile Inside is an intercultural agency founded in 2003 that specializes in organizing stays abroad of various kinds like volunteering, language travel and other educational programs throughout Latin America: we have been specialists in educational, leisure and language trips throughout Latin America for over two decades.
All started with our program offering in Chile. But in 2007, we have been expanding our program offerings throughout Central and South America, in addition to our well-established Chilean programs, to further enrich the experience and opportunities of our travel bound clients.
Our programs are meant for everyone. Whether you are a student, professional, or retiree, our programs are meant for those who want to experience Latin America as more than a mere tourist.
Thanks to our professional team made up of motivated, highly committed, and friendly staff, we have experienced substantial success over the years and have been able to establish an outstanding network of our "Insider" contacts.
Since two decades, we have been offering:
Most of our volunteer projects abroad do not require any special skills or qualifications. You simply need to have a positive attitude and the desire to help wherever it is needed. Living in foreign country, being immersed into a different culture, and becoming a part of a local community alongside volunteers from all over the world, can be quite the challenge. However, you can be sure that by participating in one of our projects abroad, you will have an enriching and unforgettable experience that takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you grow as a person!
Due to our collaboration with some of the best language schools in Latin America, we provide high quality language courses in almost every Latin American country. Furthermore, you can be assured that you will be provided with reliable local contacts and an extraordinary stay in the country of your choice.
In addition to being an intercultural agency that organizes study and work abroad programs, we are also committed to conserving our planet, and helping people in need.
Our mission is to encourage a new generation of ecologically aware individuals who have the skills and drive to make environmentally and socially sound decisions on a local, national, and global level.
About the founder - Marion
Growing up on at the Lake Constance in southern Germany, Marion took the big step to Chile in 2002. Without any real knowledge of Spanish, she initially only planned a stay of 6 months. But the country and its people fascinated her very much and she felt very comfortable in this long, exotic country. Marion decided to stay.
Thanks to her years of experience in the financial industry, she quickly found a job in Santiago de Chile at an international company where she was responsible for Marketing & Sales Latin America. But her deep connection to animals, nature and children strengthened her desire to make a difference. Driven by the vision of creating a bridge between committed people and meaningful social projects, Marion founded the agency Chile Inside at the end of 2003. She is committed to not only making social projects available to a broader audience, but also to creating a community that stands up for a better world. With most of the social projects that her agency offers, Marion has a strong personal connection.
Today, Chile Inside is proud to be market leader for stays abroad in Chile. As a pioneer, Marion and her agency have successfully introduced new programs such as working holidays, farm stays and au pair programs on the Chilean market. Chile Inside stands for German standard. The agency is happy to leave a lasting impact in Chile. Marion firmly believes that positive change in the world is possible through intercultural exchange and joint efforts.
After successful early years in Chile, Marion expanded her agency's offerings geographically and has been offering language and volunteer travel in 12 other countries in South and Central America under the South America Inside brand since 2007. This makes the agency a significant player in the field of volunteer work and language programs in Latin America with an excellent network of contacts. Other international study abroad organizations rely on Marion's agency to support their participants while in Latin America.
Marion is characterized by impressive sovereignty and strength of action. In a goal-oriented manner and with a sure hand, she built up the agency's extensive range of services to its current diversity. She maneuvered the company through crises such as socio-political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. Her decisive leadership and wise decisions have helped Chile Inside and South America Inside emerge stronger from these challenges.
Thanks to many travels across Latin America, Marion knows the continent like the back of her hand. She cares about animal welfare above all else. Marion has already given a safe home to numerous animals in need or saved them from starvation through feeding and fundraising campaigns.
Marion lives with her husband, daughter, dogs and cats on the outskirts of Santiago de Chile. In her free time, she loves to go hiking in the mountains around Santiago with her family and dogs.
Together with her agency, Marion looks forward to accompanying you on your meaningful trip to Latin America!