I was placed in a university in Santiago, Chile. It was an ideal placement for me because I had already lived there for a few months before and was already familiar with the city and their colloquial way of speaking.
How long for?
The placement lasted an academic year—from September through to June, but as I was in the summer hemisphere, I got my summer holidays in January, which was really nice!
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