A homestay is the best way to discover the real Ecuador
The homestay program of EIL Ecuador lets you practice Spanish, live with a local family, and be part of Ecuadorian life and culture!
Homestay in Ecuador
Are you 18 or older? Want to see life from another reality? Do you want to discover a rich and warm culture?
Try the our homestay program to discover the real Ecuador.
A selected family is waiting for you with open arms!
You will become yet another member of the family and will have the opportunity to practice Spanish and learn the values, interests, food, entertainment, dances, etc in Ecuadorian life and culture!
Homestays last from one week and up to a year in cities and villages.
Our family coordinator in Quito and our regional representatives in various parts of Ecuador carefully select the host families.
The coordinator and local representatives have as their the mission to make your homestay an unforgettable experience; therefore they will be in contact with you and the family.
Furthermore, you can combine the homestay program with Spanish classes at the EIL Language Center of Ecuador and/or volunteer on a community service project.
Feel part of an Ecuadorian family!
- Be older than 18
- Have some knowledge of Spanish
- Be eager to share and learn the culture
The homestay can be 1 week or longer
It is a minimum of one week
The homestay program is open all year around. You can begin your program on the first weekend of each month
We should receive your application at least 8 weeks before the start date of the program
Homestays are available both in cities and in rural areas in Ecuador
- Be 18 years or older
- Be able to communicate in Spanish (if you stay with a host family while taking Spanish classes, only basic Spanish is needed)
- Want to share and get to know a new culture