Homestay in Cuba, Spain, Argentina
Homestay Programs in Cuba, Spain & Argentina
What is a Study Abroad Homestay?
Homestay Families – or host families – are wonderful people who, for many different reasons, decide to invite foreign language learning students into their homes.
Living with a homestay family in Cuba, Spain or Argentina is one of the best ways to integrate into your program’s city and culture is through our practice of homestays. This allows you to actually live with a local family, to sit with them at dinner, to speak Spanish regularly outside the classroom setting and truly learn what it feels like to be a member of the community.
Our Housing Coordinator chooses housing placements very carefully. Most of the families who host Spanish Studies Abroad students have been working with us for years and come with the highest recommendations from former students.
Your señora will give you a set of keys to your house, so you will be able to go out and experience life abroad on your own schedule. With that comes the responsibility of keeping your family informed of your plans; let them know if you will be home late or if you plan to miss a meal.
Many students report back that their host family was one of the most wonderful and enriching part of their study abroad experience, and stay in touch with their host mothers for years after they return to the US. If you are excited about truly immersing yourself in the local culture, this is hands down the very best way to do so.