Foreigners need to apply for a work visa before arriving it can be done after, but it is a lot harder to get one. Temporary permits are issued to spouses and people with a contract. Under-the-table jobs are normally not well paid, lack the mandatory health insurance and retirement plans, and are a reason to get deported.
Another way to work in Chile is to Volunteer for the English Opens Doors Program. It is sponsored by the United Nations Development Program and the Chilean Ministry of Education and places volunteers in schools throughout Chile to be English teaching assistants. The program provides volunteers a home-stay with a Chilean family, meals, a participation bonus of CLP60,000 for each month of completed service, health insurance, TEFL training, and access to an online Spanish course. There is no fee for participation.
Along with Mexico and Argentina, Chile continues to grow as a preferred destination for studies abroad. It is not uncommon to find groups of European or North American students taking interdisciplinary studies in Spanish language or Latin American culture and history in one of its many reputed universities:
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (http://www.puc.cl/) -One of the best universities in Chile with several courses taught in English.
Universidad de Chile (http://www.uchile.cl/) - Another top university in Chile
Universidad de Santiago de Chile (http://www.usach.cl/)
Universidad Central de Chile (http://www.ucentral.cl/)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (http://www.pucv.cl/)
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (http://www.utfsm.cl/)
Universidad de Viña del Mar - International Office (http://www.uvm.cl/oiie/)
Universidad Diego Portales - International Relations (http://www.udp.cl/rrii/)
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (http://www.uai.cl/)
Universidad de Valparaíso (http://www.uv.cl/)
In Southern ChileUniversidad de Concepcion Universidad de la Frontera Universidad Austral de ChileUniversidad de Los LagosUniversidad de Magallanes
Universidad de Concepcion (http://www.udec.cl)
Universidad de la Frontera (http://www.ufro.cl)
Universidad Austral de Chile
Universidad de Los Lagos
Universidad de Magallanes