Working Holiday in a Surf School
- Quick facts
- Program Description
Leisure sector (surf schools, surf shops, surf hotels, water sports providers, etc.)
Chile, on the Pacific coast between Arica and the island of Chiloé
Depending on the program place, possible tasks:
- Surfing equipment sale/rental
- Selling surf lessons
- Preparing/maintaining equipment
- Helping with cleaning and repair
- Assisting with surf lessons and coordination training
- Assisting in administration and marketing
- Customer Service
- Doing translation
- Working in the cafeteria (if available)
- Hotel work (if placed in the surf hotel)
Between 30 - 40 hours/week (depend on program place)
Between November and April, start and end dates are flexible
Minimum 4 weeks, maximum 3 months
Single or shared room. The accommodation is provided by the program place and is usually located directly on-site.
Meals are included in the form of breakfast, half-board or full-board. Meals are provided either as served meals, groceries or money for self-catering.
Internet is usually available at the program place and can be used free of charge.
Through the office of Chile Inside in Santiago de Chile (English-speaking).
24/7 Emergency Number
With your booking documents you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, so that you can reach us in case of emergency, 7 days a week, around the clock.
There are no application deadlines. We recommend submitting the application documents as early as possible, but at least 12 weeks before the desired start of the program. For short-term applications, please get in touch with us.
The conclusion of a travel health insurance for Chile is required. You can get insurance coverage, at reasonable rates and trailored for our Work & Travel programs, online with us. See: Travel Health Insurance
- Gain valuable work experience in Chile
- Participation possible even without prior knowledge
- Accommodation included
- Board included (full or partial)
- No application deadlines
- Flexible start and end dates
- Individual placement offer
- Preferences regarding the favorite location can be considered
- English-speaking in-country support
- Programs are situated in the most beautiful places of the country
Chile has an incredible 2,670 miles of coastline! The perfect waves of the Pacific are equally popular in both the national and international surfing scene. Inland, there are also a sheer number of beautiful lakes and rivers, that offer best conditions for excellent water sports almost everywhere in the country.
Especially in the last two decades, water sports, especially surfing, both as a leisure activity, and as for competitions experienced a real boom in Chile. Surf schools and water sports operators have been set up on more and more beaches and the hype about surfing is steadily increasing. In addition to the Chilean, international surfers have meanwhile discovered the Pacific coast of Chile. Regularly also internationally renowned competitions take place here.
Some of our program places also run other businesses in addition to the surf school. These include cafés and restaurants, small hostels, guest houses and tour agencies.
Detailed information regarding your program placement will be sent to you after the placement process has been completed. So, before your adventure starts, you will know exactly where you work and live.