This post was most recently updated on April 20th, 2019
Family Homestay in Peru
Living at a family homestay in Peru is the only real option for those looking to improve their Spanish skills and experience a cultural immersion.
Living with our homestay families is one of the most popular parts of our programs. This immersion 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 the 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 homestay 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 center. The families are all professional households, from a variety of backgrounds 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 while at home. Our program participants and we 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 homestay families in Trujillo:
- Are located within 10 minutes walk of our center
- 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 three daughters: A lawyer, an architect and a doctor. She also cares for her grandson.
How is the food?
We receive participants from across the world and with a variety of backgrounds and requirements. Therefore our families have learned to cater to all dietary preferences and needs. Whatever your need our families be will be 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 homestay 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.