Summer Homestay Immersion in Mexico

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!

2018 Dates and Prices

Individual Immersion Program

Dates: Arrive any weekday between July 9 and August 3 and stay for 3 or 4 weeks!
Price: $1,600* (Airfare not included)
Deadline to apply: April 8, 2018

Includes an individual host family placement, meals, pre-departure orientation materials, ground transportation, ongoing support, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

Group Immersion Program

Dates: TBD for 2018
Price: TBD for 2018
Deadline to apply: TBD for 2018

Includes an individual host family placement, meals, airfare to and from Portland International Airport, ground transportation, overnight orientation prior to departure, a chaperone who will travel with the group, ongoing support, a 3-day tour of Mexico City, and comprehensive medical and accident insurance. This program is likely to fill. We recommend that you apply early! 

Group Leader: TBD

*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.

Program Structure

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. 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.

Prerequisites

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!

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

Student Feedback

“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.

~Hayden~