Experience "full cultural and Spanish immersion" in a warm family atmosphere
It is very important to us that our students are happy in their accommodation. Our home stay program is a very important part of their overall experience. During the stay in Ecuador, students, interns and volunteers will live within selected Ecuadorian families which will provide comfortable a single room, three daily meals (break fast, lunch and dinner) and laundry service once a week.
All the host-families have been carefully selected by our staff. Our selection process assures that all our students, interns and volunteers will have a comfortable and pleasant stay in Ecuador.
The stay in a host family provides the intern, volunteers or students the opportunity to gain special insight into the Ecuadorian society through experiencing daily life, customs and values. Participants will be received as a member of the family and will be involved in the daily activities of that family, offering the chance of putting in practice and improving the acquired language skills.
All families that work with ELEP are chosen according to your profile and requirements. A 'host family' can be a married couple or a single person, with or without children and/or pets. Your host will, of course, be a native Spanish speaker. All our host families reside in short walking distance or bus ride away, in quiet and safe residential sectors of the city and close to everything such as supermarkets, cafe-internet, medical centers, post offices, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, educational centers, libraries, cultural places, historical downtown, dance clubs, bus stations, airport, etc.
Our philosophy here is that people who come to Ecuador from other countries and choose to live with a family do so for a reason: to experience the Latin and Ecuadorian culture.
In short, whatever your need, ELEP has a suitable family for you.