Santiago is the Capital City of Chile, and surrounded by the Andes Mountains. The first tribes arrived in Chile by the Bering Strait, and probably the South Pacific, more than 10,000 years ago. Although recent archaeological finds would date the first migrations to 40,000 years.
Chile was the last area of the Americas to be populated by various Indian tribes, most notably the Mapuche (literally, “people of the Earth”) who were the most sophisticated civilization of the time. Around 1450, the Incas invaded Chile, but could never occupy the Mapuche territory. The Inca presence did not last long though, less than a century later the arrival of the Spaniards began a new era in Chile, with exploration and discovery of the Straits of Magellan. Today Chile is a thriving nation with friendly locals creating a strong demand for English teaching jobs.