A Spanish Family

Spanish Family

A Home Away From Home

Living with a Spanish host family is a rewarding element of the Chispa programs.

When you stay with a Spanish family, you experience the way of life and culture of Spain as a local. You have an inside look into how people really live in Spain. Living in a private home also offers a warm and secure way to immerse yourself in the daily life of the country. You make more progress in language acquisition because you can practice in a real-life situation. You will pick up expressions with greater ease, and your accent will sound more authentic.

Most Spanish families live in flats or apartments. There are not many houses in Spain, especially inside city limits. Most flats have three bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and living room/dining room.

There are no “typical” Spanish families. Some families may consist of young couples. Others have children living at home. Some may be older or have grown children. Grown children living outside the home usually come visit during weekends for lunch. You would probably have the chance to interact with most of the immediate family.

Chispa host families are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture. They provide a comfortable setting for you while living in Spain. Our families offer daily meals, a clean living and study space, and weekly laundry service, linens and towels.

Living with a Spanish Family Also Means…

You will have to be considerate of others and more understanding. You need to be conscious about your actions since your host parents are now your caretakers. Make your host family aware of the little things they need to know about your day. They are interested in you and concerned about your well-being.

You may be placed with a family that speaks minimal English. This is your opportunity to practice and improve your language skills. At the end of your trip, you will be amazed how much Spanish you can speak!

Living with a Spanish family will teach you many things, and you have to make the most of it.