Whenever possible, we place our participants with local, vetted host families. These families all live within a ten minute walk of the office. Participants can have their own bedroom or share with another participant of the same gender. They will share a bathroom with the family and/or other students. We generally place 2-3 students per family. Families live in modest, but comfortable, homes with electricity, hot water and western-style bathrooms. Our families are welcoming and hospitable, with ample experience in hosting students. They are often highlighted as the best part of the experience. Breakfasts and dinners with the family are included in this option.
If staying with a host family is not an option, we work with a local hostel to accommodate student groups, with 2-4 students of the same gender in a room, and shared bathrooms. Breakfasts are included in this option.
If participants are looking for a more upscale experience, we have worked with various boutique hotels in the area.