Looking for an English Speaking Group in La Serena?

We are a social and service organization. We know La Serena and the surrounding areas. We welcome expats and Chileans who are interested in the English language and helping the community. Have a question?

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General Meetings

First Wednesday of the Month

10:00 - 12:00

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Aurora Newsletter

The IESA Coordinating Committee publishes a monthly newsletter of IESA events and happenings.  We have a lot going on!

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Looking for Something to Do?

We have several active groups.

IESA hiking group la serena chile

Hiking Group

The hikes vary in difficulty.

IESA hiking group la serena chile

Cooking Club

Learn to make interesting food and then enjoy eating it!

IESA knitting group la serena chile

Knitting Group

Meets every Tuesday at 10:30. All knitters and crocheters welcome! Club Contact: Judith Plaza

IESA hiking group la serena chile

Craft Club

Feeling crafty? Join the craft club! Club Contact: Jennifer Bolshakoff

IESA running group la serena chile

Running Group

Meets every Mon, Wed, and Fri at 0830 in front of Don Victor building, 3301 Avenida del Mar Come along for a morning jog by the beach - all fitness levels welcome! 


IESA lunch group la serena chile

Out to Lunch Bunch

An opportunity to try a different restaurant each month and speak with some of our more experienced expats. Club Contact: Lizanne Schneider

IESA's Annual Flea Market 2016

On behalf of the ICC, I would like to thank all those who participated and/or donated items for our Feria de Pulgas.  A special thanks goes out to Els, Joan, Holly, and Carol for all your hard work in organizing this event.  Because of all their hard work, IESA raised $414.900 for our charity work.

Latest News

Donation to Family of Child with Cancer

Carol and Elena Bolados, President of Padres De Niños Oncologicos De La IV Region, delivered the first “cajita feliz” to a young mother in the Parte Alta on behalf of IESA. The mother and her two-year old daughter, who has cancer, were given two reusable bags filled with much needed supplies. Thanks to Carol and Els for coordinating the donation. Next week, a second donation will go to a family in La Compañias in La Serena....

May Bubbly Happy Hour

The second monthly Bubbly Happy Hour was a huge success. Many members and friends gathered at the home of Carol Davies to share tasty nibbles and...

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