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.


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.


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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    Hispanic Studies Program:

    • Fall 2018: 2,985 €
      September 8 – December 20, 2018
      Housing deposit deadline: June 2, 2018
    • Spring 2019: 3,300€
      January 26 – May 26, 2019
      Housing deposit deadline: November 10, 2018

    PIU Program (integration)

    • Fall 2018: costs / month 820€
    • Spring 2019: costs / month 834€
  • Language Programs:

    • September 2018 (1 week): 226 €
      September 2 – September 8, 2018
    • January 2019 (2 weeks): – €
      January 13 – January 26, 2019
    • Summer Program 2019 (3 weeks): 645 €
      1st session: June 2 – June 22, 2019
      2nd session: June 23 – July 13, 2019



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