Summer Homestay Immersion in Spain

Enjoy experiencing Spanish culture from an insider's perspective in Spain! Our summer homestay immersion program offers you the chance to live with a Spanish host family who will invite you into their daily life and their circle of friends. You'll participate in shared meals, family gatherings, local festivals, and more… all in Spanish, of course! This is a full immersion program - once your family greets you at the airport, you'll have little or no contact with other Americans during your stay.

2017 Dates and Prices

Group Program

Dates: June 24 to July 17, 2017 (3 weeks)
Price: $3,600 (airfare from PDX included)
Deadline: Apply by February 20th, 2017 (This program is full, but our individual program is still open.)

Group program includes airfare from Portland International Airport, chaperone, host family placement, meals, overnight orientation prior to departure, ongoing support, and comprehensive accident and medical insurance. This group is likely to fill, so please apply early.

Chaperone: Lindsay Zolotoff, Spanish teacher at Newberg High School (and ANDEO alumna!) Read her bio!

Individual Progam

Dates: Choose your summer dates between June 24th and the end of July and stay for 2 to 4 weeks!
Prices(airfare not included)
2 to 3 weeks: $2,500
4 weeks: $3,050
Deadline: Apply by April 15th, 2017

Individual program includes host family placement, all meals, ground transportation, pre-departure orientation materials, ongoing support, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance. 

*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this case, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.

Program Structure

You can choose your own dates and stay for two to four weeks. You will be met by a local program representative at the airport and escorted to your host family. From then on, you will eat, sleep, and play like the Spanish do. Throughout your stay, you will have the support of the local coordinator.

All ANDEO homestay immersion programs include:

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience

Orientation materials with information about your host country and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparation, and during your stay abroad

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance

Prerequisites

We recommend this homestay immersion program for students who have studied Spanish for at least three years, who really want to use and improve their language skills, and who feel ready to dive in to a different lifestyle and culture. You won’t spend a lot of time with other American students, and you should not expect to do a lot of traveling.

Student Feedback

"I have become much more independent, my Spanish definitely improved, and I made amazing friendships, especially with my host family. It was AMAZING—probably one of the best months of my life!”

~Tara~

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