► Medellin Home Stays | Host Families
Colombian families enjoy spending time with visitors by sharing their customs and knowledge with them. The families that are a part of our program must go through a strict registration process. We require our families to go through an application process so that we choose hosts who are social and who have friends and nice neighbors. You will feel comfortable practicing your Spanish with a varied group of nice people and it won't feel like work at all!
We have a list of requirements that a family must pass before we accept them. Some of the requirements for eligibility are: a stable family atmosphere, a safe neighborhood, accessibility to public transport, Internet access, private and quiet room for the student. In the family's home you will be provided with home cooked meals (we can satisfy any special dietary requirements). The meals are generally traditional Colombian dishes which include fresh fruits and juices, soups, bread, meat, fish, salads, rice, corn, potatoes, and of course the delicious local coffee!
You will have a private room, so you can come and go as you please. Washing and drying of clothes can be done for you by the family. In the house you will be treated like another family member so you are free to use any of the facilities in the house including the television, kitchen, bathroom, etc. whenever you like.
We have many different types of families and homes available. Based on your preferences we can choose a family which will provide a great experience for you! For example, if you are interested in staying outside of the city, we can arrange a homestay in farming communities. We have homestays in Medellín, Bogotá, Caragena, Pereida, Santa Marta and Cali.