HOST FAMILIES

The International center offers lodging with Spanish host families with full board.  The Center feels that this is the best way to learn about Spanish culture and traditions and practice and improve language skills.  All the families have been carefully chosen and will do their best to make you feel at home and enjoy your stay.  If you are a vegetarian, have food or pet allergies or have any special requirements, it is important that you advise us beforehand.  We will do everything in our power to meet your needs.

¿How is the family?

The family can be a couple with or without children or a woman with or without children.  The most important factor is a family ambience so you can experience daily family life in our country.  Some families have other students, either Spaniards or foreigners, but only Spanish is spoken at home.  You can easily make friends with the other students living in the home.

Room

The student can choose a single room or a double room to share with another student.  We always try to respect your choice but everything depends on availability.

Sheets and laundry

The host family provides you with sheets and towels so you only need to bring personal belongings.  Laundry services once or twice a week are also included.  You should ask where you should deposit your dirty clothes though it´s usually in a laundry bag or basket in the student´s room.

Telephone

Students may receive phone calls at their host family´s home but should ask for permission to use the phone to make local/national calls. There are a variety of cell phone companies which offer cell phones at competitive prices. If you have a Skype account on your smartphone, you can add money to your account and call internationally for just a few cents a minute. As an internet connection is required, you need to be in a wifi area or use your data plan.

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    DATES AND PRICES

    Hispanic Studies Program:

    • Fall 2019: 3,015€
      September 7 – December 19, 2019
      Housing deposit deadline: June 3, 2019
      Full housing payment deadline: August 28
    • Spring 2020: 3,335€
      January 25 – May 23, 2020
      Housing deposit deadline: November 8, 2019

    PIU Program (integration)

    • Fall 2019: costs / month 834€
    • Spring 2020: costs / month 846€
  • Language Programs:

    • September 2019 (1 week): 232 €
      September 1 – September 7, 2019
    • January 2020 (2 weeks): 452 €
      January 12 – January 25, 2019
    • Summer Program 2020 (3 weeks): 650 €
      1st session: May 31 – June 20, 2020
      2nd session: June 21 – July 11, 2020

RESIDENCE HALLS

SHARED APARTMENTS

The International Center does not arrange any housing in shared apartments.
The general price of a room in a shared apartment in a nice area will be around 250-350 euros
We advise you live near a metro station since UPO and the city are connected through a metro line. The best areas are:

– Triana / los Remedios
– Nervión
– City center