You can choose to stay and live
with a middle class Cusquenian family and experience the way they live
during your stay here. We highly recommend a family stay above a stay in
a hostel or hotel, because in this way you pick up the every day
vocabulary more easily. You are encouraged to communicate in Spanish, as
in most cases the family doesn’t speak any English. The family will also
take you to different places you normally wouldn't go to.
The familie picks you up from
the airport in Cusco, offers you a private room with keys to their home,
hot water and 3 meals a day (3 important times to speak Spanish).
You can experience the
Cusquenian life in a different, more independent way. When you choose to
stay in an apartment, you will have to buy and prepare your own food,
meaning that you have do purchases in the many open air markets, local
shops or supermarkets.
The apartments are situated in a
safe area in the center of Cusco, near the school and the main square,
at about 5 minutes walking distance. Normally there will be more
students staying in the same complex, so if you want to, contacts are
The apartments are meant for 1
or 2 persons. they are completely furnished, including a private
bathroom (hot water), and private and fully equipped kitchen with all
the cooking gear you need.
Every apartment has a double bed
or 2 single beds, a living area with sofas a coffee table, cable
television, commode, refrigerator and a cooking stove