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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.