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Offices & Departments

Press and Culture

The Public Affairs (PA) unit disseminates information on U.S. policies, American society and culture, and promotes closer U.S.-Chilean ties. Public Affairs under the U.S. Department of State's Public Diplomacy (PD) branch is responsible for the U.S. Government's overseas information and cultural programs, including the Voice of America radio and Worldnet television system. The Public Diplomacy branch supports and promotes U.S. global interests and the American Embassy's goals and objectives through its information and cultural programs.

Address and Telephones (NOT FOR VISA INQUIRIES)

Avenida Andrés Bello 2800
Las Condes,
Santiago, Chile

Switchboard: [56] (2) 2330-3000
Counselor for Public Affairs: [56] (2) 2330-3352
Press Section: [56] (2) 2330-3349
Cultural Section: [56] (2) 2330-3365
Information Resource Center (Library): [56] (2) 2330-3488

Fax: [56] (2) 2330-3160
E-Mail: ONLY for inquiring about the Embassy's informational and cultural programs. This e-mail is NOT for visa issues.

For visa related questions, call: (56-2) 2-330-3000 (option 1).

For information about visas, please visit the Visa web page.

Cultural: Programs and Services

Exchange Visitor Program from U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs -- This site includes valuable information on the Exchange Visitor (J visa) Program, including information on specific programs and categories, regulations, eligibility requirements, forms and documents, sponsor lists, contact information, and much more.

Exchange Alumni site - State Alumni is an interactive website by and for alumni of selected Department of State Exchange programs.

EducationUSA - Educational advising services for Chileans who want to study in the USA.

Fulbright scholarship programs in Chile.

Notice of Funding Opportunity - The Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy in Chile is pleased to announce funding availability through the Mission’s Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. 

RELO (Regional English Language Office) Support to English Teaching Efforts in Chile -- Online resources for English language teachers and program administrators to support the teaching of English.

Support to Binational Centers in Chile -- Binational Centers often work in close cooperation with American Embassies overseas.

Presentations of American fine arts and performing arts.

Lecture programs by U.S. Speakers.

Variety of other cultural, educational, and informational programs.

American Corners - The American Corners program embodies partnerships between United States embassies and host institutions, the goal of which is to further an understanding of U.S. lifestyles, culture, politics, legislation, and current issues.

Press: Embassy Press Office

Press inquiries for any Embassy official should first be directed to our Information Officer, who can provide current information on U.S. policy, advise on which Embassy official to contact with a specific question, and arrange interviews.

News, Press Releases and Official Texts

The press section prepares news, articles and speeches on bilateral issues.

U.S. Embassy's Website

Webpage - Public Affairs Santiago press section handles mostly all sections of embassy Santiago, Chile's webpage in English and Spanish.

U.S. Embassy's Social Media Pages

Press Section's Radio and TV Broadcasts

Local radio programs

The press section in Santiago produces two radio programs in Spanish distributed to approximately 70 radios throughout Chile:

  • Dimensión Internacional - A half-hour weekly radio discussion panel with the participation of national and international analysts.
  • Panorama - A weekly review of U.S. foreign policy and international events.
  • Voice of America Schedule - International radio broadcasting. VOA TV channel available on D-box (VTR).

Information Resource Center (IRC)

For information on almost all subjects about the United States, its policies, society, and culture, contact our Information Resource Center (IRC) through our website or by E-Mail at It provides research services and outreach information products to government officials, academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations, journalists, librarians, and cultural and business leaders.  The IRC is staffed by professional documentation and reference specialists who are equipped with the most up-to-date modern information retrieval technologies to provide you with specialized, substantive, and accurate information about the United States.

Western Hemisphere Bureau