Logistics note

The (CR)2 summer school will be held in Universidad Austral de Chile.  Campus Isla Teja.  Los Laureles s/n, Valdivia.

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia Chile.
Foto: Alejandro Sotomayor, RRPP Universidad Austral de Chile

Invitation letter
Once an applicant is selected for participation and has paid the registration fee, a personal invitation letter can be issued on request.

Block bookings will be organized in a hotel nearby the venue. Once the applicants are selected, we will send the hotel information and booking procedure.

Arrival and departure

Sunday 17th January 2021 afternoon.
Registration starts on Monday 18th January 2021 at 08:30 am in the venue.
The opening of the Summer School is at 09:00 am.

The Summer School closes on Sunday 24th 2021 at 17:00 pm.

Detailed information on transportation from Santiago to Valdivia will be provided once the applicants are selected.

Visa & entry information

It is in the participant’s responsibility to organise a visa for Chile.

Visa applications for foreigners outside Chile are processed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the network of Chilean Consulates in the world (website)

The interested party must make their request, from any country, on the SAC Citizens website

To know the status of your visa process, you must enter the SAC Citizens page section “Ver Estado Solicitud”. The cost of the visa is only paid once approved by the Consulate of Chile. Visa procedures are personal, and no information is given to third parties.


Please make sure that your health and accident insurance is covered for your stay in Chile. The organizers of the Summer School do not take responsibilities for any kind of damage by or to its participants.

Meal arrangements

Coffee breaks:
Tea and coffee breaks will be provided by our host each day in the morning and in the afternoon. Drinking water will be available in the room.

Lunches will be provided by our host each day. The types of food (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc) must be booked in advance in the booking form. The booking form will be provided once the applicants are selected.

At participant cost. The hotel sector has several restaurants and places to eat in the evenings, which are easily accessible from the hotel. The area is safe in the evenings.

Field trip

Provided by our host.
Once the applicants are selected, we will send detailed information about the field trip.


The local currency is Chilean pesos (CLP).

Exchange rates April 2020:
1 EUR = 918 CLP
1 USD = 842 CLP


Other useful information

Official language: Spanish

Local time: Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Local Working Hours: Offices and businesses are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Shopping malls generally have longer opening hours and may be open until 9pm Monday to Sunday. Banks have shorter opening hours, from 9am to 2pm. All banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory, but 10% tipping is recommended.

Weather: The temperatures in Valdivia range from about 9°C to 24°C in January, with warm days and cool nights, but be prepared for rain.

Water: Tap water is safe to drink in Santiago & Valdivia.

Smoking: Smoking in Chile is banned in indoor public spaces and workplaces (including hotel rooms, restaurants, bars and casinos). If you wish to smoke, you must go outside of look for signs pointing out assigned smoking areas.

Voltage: In Chile the power plugs and sockets are of type C and L. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2)
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
University of Chile
Blanco Encalada 2002, Santiago, Chile