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Meet Our Chile Resident Directors

Isabel Yevenes, Santiago

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  • TELL US SOMETHING SURPRISING ABOUT YOU.
  • Former students call me Mary Poppins.
  • WHAT IS ONE LITTLE-KNOWN FACT ABOUT SANTIAGO?
  • Santiago is a city to be discovered. There is a lot going on and it is mostly free.
  • WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING STUDENTS LEARN IN SANTIAGO?
  • They learned to be patient and more creative, and even to have fun during school days. It is a just a matter of balance.
  • WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD TO VISIT?
  • The city of Antigua, in Guatemala, especially at sunset.
  • Visit our Santiago resident office website

Mark Sinclair, Valparaíso

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  • WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A RESIDENT DIRECTOR?
  • To be a part of our students' discovery process in Chile, in terms of both language and culture learning. To help them find the resources they want/need as they gain more confidence in navigating this culture. I also enjoy hearing their stories about small surprises and big adventures.
  • TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND.
  • After finishing college in the U.S., I returned to Chile in 1988 at the beginning of the "transition to democracy" period. I hold a master's degree in Development Studies and International Education. I have lived in the Valparaíso area for last 11 years, working in study abroad and language education. My family and I live near a fishing cove just north of the city.
  • WHAT IS A VISITOR MUST-SEE IN VALPARAÍSO?
  • The beautiful and imaginative street murals and the century-old (but safe!) hillside funicular railways that connect many of the city's 42 hills with its center.
  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT BUSY WORKING?
  • I love to go take a swim in the Pacific Ocean near my home. I also love listening to music, especially live, and like Afro-Latin American, Canto Nuevo and some Latin rock music styles. Valparaíso has a very vibrant music scene!
  • WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD TO VISIT?
  • Southern Mexico, Northern India and Chile's Easter Island. Each has its own enchanting attractions for me.
  • Visit our Valparaíso resident office website
 
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