Home stay in Peru
Living at a family home stay in Peru is the only real option for those looking to improve their Spanish skills and experience a cultural immersion.
Living with our home stay families is one of the most popular parts of our programs. This is where we differ from some elective and Spanish language learning organizations who place participants in shared rooms in a building full of other English speaking students.
We want participants to immerse themselves into Spanish language and Peruvian culture, and have the most enriching experience possible. For this reason our families only accept a maximum of 4 students.
Our home stay families
The thought of staying with a family in South America may seem a little daunting. However, you really have nothing to be worried about.
In Trujillo our students stay in private rooms with great local families, all located within a 10 minute walk of our centre. The families are all professional households, from a variety of back grounds including university professors, company managers and social workers.
In most households there is someone with a little English, but most family members have none. This is ideal for developing your Spanish language skills whilst at home. We and our program participants consider our families to be providing an extra Spanish program each day.
We choose our families partly because they are local to us, but more importantly because they take an interest in our students. Many have worked with us for years, and still retain friendships with program participants who stayed with them years before. You will see many of our families mentioned on our testimonial page.
All our home stay families in Trujillo:
- Are located within 10 minutes walk of our centre
- Are families we have worked with for several years
- Offer comfortable homes including wi-fi and cable TV
- Provide private rooms, many with private bathrooms
Who are our families?
Betty teaches health care management and her husband teaches engineering at a local university. Anna, is a mother and grandmother, and her husband manages a large travel company. Paquita cares for her granddaughters along with her husband, an agricultural engineer. Rosa has 3 daughters: A lawyer, an architect and a doctor. She also cares for her grandson.
How is the food?
We recieve participants from across the world and with a variety of backgrounds and requirements. Therefore our families have learnt to cater for all dietary preferences and needs. Whatever your need our families be will happy to meet it.
Families provide breakfast and lunch each day. You will find that breakfast is similar to what you may have in your home county. However, lunch is the main meal of the day in Peru, so expect to feel pretty full by the end of it. Our home stay moms make a point of offering different local dishes each day. By the end of your stay, you will have had a Peruvian culinary and social immersion.
Living with a local family will make your experience abroad truly special.