ACCOMMODATION OPTION - INTRODUCTION
Suitable accommodation is an important component to a professional, effective Spanish Program. That's why our school currently offers 2 different options of accommodation within the city of Cusco: local guest families (two categories) and the Student Houses,one located in the school's building and the other one right in front, and Student Flats, located in residential neighborhoods in Cusco. A student may arrange his/her own accommodation in Cusco and simply participate in the language course. However, we recommend the total package if a student wishes to maximise his/her language skills. The experience of living with a Peruvian family or living with other students in one of the school's residences provides more practice opportunities and therefore enhances a student's ability to converse in Spanish.
GUEST FAMILY (STANDARD)
The Guest Family option has been developed particularly for those who wish to make a cultural journey with the aim of not only learning the Spanish language but also about Peru, through the experiences, life and customs of a Peruvian family.
Our guest families are carefully chosen and monitored through regular inspections and student feedback. Most of them live about 20-30 minutes walking distance from the school. The student will always have his/her own private room and will share other facilities with the family. Guest families provide two meals a day. Special diets, such as those for vegetarians, diabetics may be catered for.
GUEST FAMILY PLUS (EXTRA)
Currently, we are working with families in both Standard and Plus Packages. The Plus Package offers students a slightly higher comfort level, in terms of the house and room being of a larger size, the food being more adapted to the students' desires, and a courtyard or garden. The Lodging Plus package is especially suited for those who want to be away from the bustling city centre.
STUDENT HOUSE SUECIA
Here, Our Shcool offers accommodation for those who enjoy contact with other students from different parts of the world and who love to live within the city center of Cusco, at one block from the Main Square. Breakfast and lunch are included in this option.
One of the Student Houses is located within the school building at Calle Suecia. There is a total of 14 rooms with shared toilets, a common kitchen/living room and a big, sunny terrace with a view over Cusco.
The other one is right in front of the schoolbuilding. Here you find a total of 8 rooms, most of them with private toilets, two common areas with a lovely view over the city of Cusco (a hall and a living room), a balcony and a small patio.
For those who plan a longer stay in Cusco and who want to live independently, participating in daily life activities and situations such as preparing your own meals and go shopping at the colorful Peruvian markets etc.,
OUR MEAL PLAN
Our School also offers a package where students may live independently in the school's flats or in a hotel and have their meals included, either with a local family or in a local restaurant. This is an excellent option for students who wish to maximize their learning opportunities and know more about Peruvian culture by dining with a family and practicing Spanish conversation - or enjoy having contact with other travelers and buying a cheap package of meals - while maintaining an independent living option in a luxury hostal.
Option out of Cusco
Currently, Our Spanish Program runs at three locations: the city of Cusco, the village of Urubamba (in the Sacred Valley of the Incas) and in the Rainforest of Tambopata.
For a more detailed description of the programs out of Cusco, please go to the section "Spanish in the Rainforest" and "Spanish in the Sacred Valley".
Daily contact with a host family will quickly enhance your understanding of local customs and culture.