Introduction Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. Offering strikingly beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean from the top of its numerous hills, it is reminiscent of San Francisco. Come volunteer abroad in Valparaíso, Chile with API! “It was perfect in every way! I came to Chile with some personal goals, and I am happy I met them." Lourdes P.