Family Homestay in Ecuador - Meet the families!
Our Spanish school has a relationship with a number of Ecuadorian families who are interested in hosting international students for a reasonable price. We call this our family homestay program because when you participate in this program, you are not only renting a room in somebody's house, you are being welcomed into their home as if you were a member of their family. The homestay gives you the opportunity for additional practice speaking Spanish outside of the classroom, as well as the opportunity to experience some of the cultural aspects of Ecuadorian life, such as food, family life, and holidays. We prefer to place only one student per family because when students live together we have found that the temptation to speak their native language is too great. However, if it is important to you to live with other students or with a traveling companion, arrangements can be made to accommodate your needs.
New at Vida Verde: You can now indicate your host family and homestay preferences when you register. We will try to match you accordingly though we cannot guarantee availability of a particular host family.
Rosa, 1967, is the Administrative Director of Vida Verde. She has three children, Mercedes, 1981, former Spanish teacher at Vida Verde, who lives in Switzerland, Diana, 1990, Linguistics student, and Mateo, 2001, studying at Highschool.
The Proaños like to leave the city on weekends, meet up with family and play cards. Diana speaks English and German. The family lives 25 meters away from the school in a very calm residential area, La Floresta, close to uptown La Mariscal. They are non-smokers.
The Alarcóns live in an apartment in the La Floresta neighborhood within walking distance from the school. They are non-smokers. All three like to play cards at night and often go on excursions on weekends. Hipatia has a great sense of humor and is a passionate chef and loves to cook with students and friends. They have a cat.
Mariana (1950) is retired. She has two sons. One lives in the USA but regularly comes to visit the country, and the other lives in Ecuador. She enjoys meeting up with her family on the weekends and all three of them like to play games (cards, etc.) at night and do different trips on the weekend.
Once a week, she meets up with other people of the area to do different activities, such as reading or just chatting. She enjoys cooking a lot and loves to create new things.
She lives in an apartment approximately 5 minutes walk from the school and is a non-smokers with no pets.
Elsa (1955) is a housewife and José (1952) works for the Palmicultura.