Experience Mexican culture as part of a host family! This homestay immersion program offers you the chance to live with a Mexican host family who will invite you into their daily life and their circle of friends. Participate in shared meals, family gatherings, local festivals, and more… all in Spanish, of course!
3-week program: July 9 - 31, 2017
Includes airfare from Portland International Airport, an individual host family placement, ground transportation, a chaperone who will travel with the group, an overnight orientation, ongoing support, a 3-day tour of Mexico City, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance.
Chaperone: Susan Douglass, Spanish teacher at Cleveland High School Read Susan's bio!
Deadline: This program is full, but we still have space on our individual program. See below!
Arrive any weekday between July 10 to August 4, 2017 and stay 3 or 4 weeks.
Includes an individual host family placement, ground transportation, predeparture orienation materials, ongoing support, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance. Apply by April 15th. Airfare not included.
*We reserve the right to adjust program prices if there is a major change in the currency exchange rate. In this event, applicants may cancel and receive a full refund.
When you arrive in Mexico City, you will be met by a local coordinator and escorted to your host family. Most families live near Mexico City. For the next four weeks, you will be completely immersed into the everyday life and culture of your Mexican host family. Enjoy! Throughout your stay, you will have the support of the local coordinator. You will be escorted back to the airport at the end of your program.
We recommend this homestay immersion program for students who have studied Spanish for at least two 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. If you prefer a program that offers language classes and organized group activities, take a look at our homestay study programs in Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ecuador!
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
“This was the most valuable experience of my life. My host family was so nice; I have never felt more welcome into someone’s home before. My understanding of Mexican culture has grown a lot, and I have also learned a lot about myself. ANDEO had prepared me very well for the experience and continued to support me throughout the program.