An important part of your Spanish language immersion program is the accommodations at the ANDERS LANGUAGES®' residences.
They will guarantee permanent exposure to the Spanish language in a familiar yet professional way, without the informality of a host family or the impersonality of a hotel or apartment.
A hotel or apartment offers the advantage of high privacy and comfort levels. But regardless how comfortable your hotel is, it is impersonal and you might feel isolated from what's happening around you.
Living with a local host family is a great way to continue using Spanish and learn more about the local culture. But since you are a guest in someone else’s home, you need to adapt to the house rules and be prepared to compromise the privacy and comfort levels you are used to.
At the ANDERS LANGUAGES® residences you will find the best of both worlds, with the amenities and privacy only a hotel can offer and the warmth and informal feel of a homestay.
Homestays are not the most successful and comfortable option for adults.
First, homestays require you to sacrifice privacy.
Also, the comfort levels a host family offers are often lower than the ones our students are used to.
And third, quality cannot be guaranteed with a homestay…
It’s a myth that homestays will provide you with continuous exposure to the Spanish language.
Families are not paid to be Spanish teachers but to offer accommodation and meals.
And even if the host family do want to help you with your Spanish, they won’t be able to do so in a professional way, so they might, unwillingly, give you confusing information.
If that is what you prefer, you can do so.
However, the accommodations offered at our immersion residence offer the privacy of a hotel but in a cozier atmosphere.
Plus, in most cases there will be other students at the immersion residences, so if you stay in a hotel you might miss the opportunity for some human interaction…
So why would you choose a hotel?
Please take into account accommodation at our immersion residences is offered at no cost. Therefore, in case you want to be accommodated in a hotel there won’t be any discount.
“Studying and staying in the same place is great! It offers all the comfort of a hotel, with no need to commute. And it allows you to be with the others students, too.”
- BONNIE & KENN –
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