Things of note since my previous update: This morning we were in our first class when the floor started shaking. We experienced a 4.9 earthquake.
Also, yesterday as we were on our bus heading back from the stunning Maipo Canyon, we were passing through the town of San José de Maipo when our bus encountered a festival. The street we had planned to take was closed, and it was very tight quarters turning, going in reverse, and getting to another road. I would like to apologize to the people of San José de Maipo for the resulting traffic backup! The town was lovely, by the way.