Homestay

Homestay with an Ecuadorian Family

At Vida Verde, we believe that living at a Homestay in Quito with a local family is one of the most powerful ways to make your Ecuadorian experience unforgettable. Don´t believe us? Here are just a few reasons to book a family homestay with us!

Immersion

Research shows that the most effective way to learn a language is through authentic immersion.  Through Vida Verde´s Spanish classes, you will gain a solid understanding of the grammatical components of the language and will be given plenty of time to converse with our teachers and other students.  However, true language learning takes practice, practice, practice.  By staying with a host family, you will increase your exposure to the native language.  You will learn the typical expressions and vocabulary of your Ecuadorian family in the context of every day life.  Who knows, you may even start dreaming in Spanish!

Become an Adopted Child

Being in a foreign country while learning the native language can be an isolating experience.  Luckily, over the years, Vida Verde has found caring families who will treat you as if you were their own children during your homestay in Quito!  You will share meals and free time with them.  They oftentimes will include you in their weekend plans and excursions.

Life in a new city can be daunting.  Not only will your family do everything in their power to make you feel at home in their house, but they will help you adjust to life in Quito.   Your family will show you around the neighborhood and teach you the best places to go.  They will also help you navigate the city and give you invaluable insight on typical pricing in Quito!  Finally, at the end of a long day of study and fun, it is great to know that you have loving people to return to at home!

Experience Authentic Culture

Want to know what it really is like to be an Ecuadorian?  What better way than to experience life in the home of an actual Ecuadorian?  While living with a host family, you will be able to absorb aspects of life that would be impossible to understand without being in an Ecuadorian home.   You will learn the ins and outs of a typical Ecuadorian family; who cooks, who cleans, what do Ecuadorians do for fun, how do they relax.  You will eat typical food and maybe even learn how to cook like an Ecuadorian.  You will be able to partake in cultural holidays and traditions which would be inaccessible otherwise.  Living with a host family truly is the best way to understand Ecuador.  Your host family is your window into the Ecuadorian world.

Book with a Host Family Today

Inevitably, the relationships and memories you develop with your host family will be more cherished than any material possession you will buy or any Spanish speaking skills you gain.  Choose a Homestay in Quito today!

What is Included

  • A private bedroom
  • Morning and evening meals each day
  • High speed WiFi access
  • In-home laundry service
  • Shared or private bathroom
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Towels and sheets
  • A safe location in the Floresta neighborhood of Quito (within 10 minutes walking distance from Vida Verde)
  • Family approved by the Vida Verde staff

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