Family Homestay in Antigua Guatemala
A family homestay has many advantages for students. Compared with staying at a hotel, it is a very economical option to have a private room, three meals a day, and friendly and supportive hosts who are very willing to help you practice your Spanish and introduce you to Latin Americal customs. Sharing their everyday lives for a while gives you valuable insights into the Latin American way of life.
Guatemalans are famous for their hospitality and many students stay in touch with their host families long after their Spanish course has ended and they've returned home.
Our host families are located in the south and southeast of Antigua's historic center, within a few blocks from the school. The walk from the homestay to the school takes no more than five to ten minutes. Just about everything of interest in town is within easy walking distance and no lengthy bus or taxi rides are necessary.
Host families in Antigua Guatemala typically have several rooms for students and may host up to six or seven students at a time, particularly during the high season. Connecting with fellow students is very easy in a homestay and many students go out together or go on day trips or weekend tours together.
Many host families speak English on at least an elementary level. Generally, however, they try to avoid speaking English with their guests and speak Spanish as much as possible.