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Lodging & Arrival Information - Sucre, Bolivia  



Homestays One of the most important components of your Spanish language and cultural experience in Bolivia is the home stay experience. Home stay accommodation includes two meals (breakfast and lunch), private room, shared bathroom, and laundry service once a week. A few homes can provide a private bath for the student. Host families belong to Bolivia's middle class, although students should take note that living standards in Bolivia are much different than Europe or North America. Family homes are located in neighborhoods usually not more than a 15 to 20 minute walk to school. Participants choosing to stay with a family should recognize that a certain degree of flexibility will be required to adjust to the Bolivian customs and way of life.

You do not have to bring gifts for the family but it is a nice gesture to do so (some ideas: chocolate or candy, a picture frame or something of local significance from your home town). If you need an extra bed sheet, blanket, a new light or anything else, ask your family. Overall, the homestay should be one of the highlights of your trip. You will receive a key to the outside door and will be able to come and go as you please. You are not obligated to eat your meals with the family, but you should notify them when you will not be eating at home. Food and drink served by your host family is safe.

Extra homestay nights are available at additional cost. Homestay included in cost starts the day before classes and ends the day after class completion.

Homestays for Families A few homestays can accommodate families. Child care in the homestay may be possible upon special request and at additional cost. There is a discount for children under 5 (same room as parents, unless host family happens to have extra space).

Apartments Any student can try to arrange for an apartment on his/her own upon arrival, but availability is very limited.

Lodging information is sent 7 - 14 days prior to departure. Information of where to go and how to get there will be sent to students prior to departure. In addition, NRCSA will send emergency contact in case of any problem.


Arrival Information

The host family will pick students up at the Sucre airport or train station upon arrival. Information of where to go to be met will be sent to students prior to departure.


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