We welcome partners or a family member
Family Homestay Accommodation
The importance of where you live
Accommodation in private rooms and two meals per day are included in our course fees.
From experience, we have learned that the quality of your accommodation here is as important as that of your medical Spanish program or clinical rotation.
Accommodation is often overlooked when considering a program abroad. However, its importance is evident once you arrive at your destination. Therefore, we put a lot of effort into ensuring that our program participants are comfortable and happy with their homes here.
Fully immerse yourself in Spanish to get the most from your experience in Peru
Learning a language abroad with an immersion program is much more helpful than taking classes in your home country.
Our language courses and time spent in a clinical environment are essential to developing Spanish skills here. However, another vital part of this language-learning process is to live in Spanish by staying in family accommodation.
We have worked with a select group of families for several years. The families are all professional households in middle-class areas of the city, with comfortable homes. Typically adult family members include engineers, doctors, and college faculty.
Family accommodation households are warm and welcoming and understand that each student has different needs. In each home, at least one family member has at least a basic level of English.
You will have your own room, and the homes all have WiFi, cable TV, etc.
You will have a key to your house and are free to come and go as you please.
Quality accommodation, great food, and a caring environment.
What about the food?
Our families provide breakfast and lunch daily (Sundays, breakfast only). Lunch is the big meal of the day here, and it will be a variety of local dishes. The meals are something students continuously tell us they love.
The families are flexible and are accustomed to meeting any dietary needs you may have.
Are there other students?
In each household, there are generally between one and four program participants. You can choose to be in a homestay alone or with other participants.
All the families are located within a 10-minute walk of our center.
Please look at our testimonials, where many past participants have written about their homestay experience and other aspects of the programs.
When to arrive?
Programs begin on a Monday. However, our families welcome students to stay with them from the Saturday morning before programs start.
Can I bring a family member?
Yes, sometimes participants do come with a family member. Please see what we offer family or partners accompanying you.
The City and beyond
I elected to live in a home stay with a Peruvian family, which was also really helpful for improving my conversational Spanish. My Peruvian parents were tremendously warm and hospitable, and since their children were around my age, the entire household embraced me as a member of the family. There are other options available in terms of living arrangements, but I would strongly recommend going with the home stay option.
I definitely recommend staying with a host family. My host mother, Ana, was one of the kindest warmest people i have ever met. Waking up to have breakfast with her was one of the highlights of my day, an excellent way to learn about Peruvian culture and she taught me so much Spanish. I felt at home, safe and excited about each meal and each day.
The last and best component of my life in Trujillo was my awesome host family. My host mother, Ana, cooked the most delicious foods and introduced me to an abundance of Peruvian favorites while also asking me what foods I would like. The family truly brought me in as one of their own and even invited me to their grandson’s baptism at the local church. I truly felt like a member of their family.
My host family was the greatest, I was only in Peru for four weeks and I was so sad to leave them. Betty and Antonio truly made me feel like a part of the family. Their son, Sergio, came to visit from Lima one weekend and took us all around Trujillo. Betty took time with us each morning at breakfast to teach us new vocabulary words and Antonio spent many afternoons discussing Peruvian politics, social classes, and other big issues with us in the garden.