Homestays with host families anywhere in Spain
There is no compensation, this is an Accommodation Exchange
Middle-class families in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain, offer full board (free meals and accommodation) with your own room in the family's home. This offer mostly applies to English speakers from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. (Although it is open to non-Natives of English if they have a flawless accent).
Most people who take advantage of this are TYPICALLY UNDER 30 years old. This is usually what families REQUEST.
Host families can't wait to have Native English Speakers over so they can practice English at home!
In exchange all you need to do is engage in conversational English for 2 hours every evening with the host family, Monday to Thursday. You can do your own thing during the day and Friday to Sunday!
Your deal is making sure the family engages in English for TWO hours per night Mon-Thurs, and for this you are getting full board and free accommodation with the family. You may only speak in English at home with the family. Unless there is a parent who does not speak English in which case you can practice your Spanish. But when the children are present, it is English only.
This is NOT a job we are offering, but a chance to live in Spain for a few weeks (at least 6 weeks, maybe less due to Coronavirus demands by familes) or months and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle at its fullest!
This is an offer of accommodation with wonderful families who really can't wait to practice English at home, with you.
Living with a Spanish family means you will be welcomed into a comfortable home. You won’t have to worry about finding a room in a student apartment or buying blankets and towels. You will be a guest of someone who really wants to share their home with you!
This is a great option for those who may not be ready for complete independence and who may be prone to homesickness.
As we previously mentioned, the Homestay gives an amazing opportunity to get an inside look at a typical Spanish family home. You’ll not only get to experience the quirks of a typical Spanish apartment complex or house compound but you’ll get to experience the apartment/house and its neighbourhood through your host family. You’ll spend your meals with them, watch their favourite tv series, and whatever else the family likes to do. This is something that you would never see if you just lived in a student residence or lived in a student apartment.
Duties: You are responsible to keep your own room tidy and proper at all times. This way if there is a maid in the home they can easily clean up. There is NO eating in the room. Eating should be carried out in the dining room or kitchen. You may NOT bring strangers home at any time. Doing this is a cause to be expelled.
Outside: You can earn some money by privately tutoring English outside the family, take Spanish lessons, visit the city or travel during the weekends -- this is totally up to you. IF you can LEGALLY work in Europe you can also find a job.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please send us your Résumé/CV and we will contact you for an interview over WhatsApp, or Skype. Before you commit, we will put you in touch with the family (via videocall) so that you can find out more about them, making sure it is a good match.
We will also NEED a Background Check. See how to get one here:
References and testimonials upon request.
Homestays are a minimum of 1.5 months, and typically last for up to 3 months (Length is flexible) or sometimes even longer.
The usual registration fee is Euro250. This registration fee is payable ONLY once you have met the Spanish family (via videocall or in person) and you have all their details in terms of location, address, phone and e-mail. Payment is carried out once the videocall has taken place if both parties have agreed it has been a good match. The 250-euro fee covers up to 3 months only. If your homestay is longer another fee of 250 euros will be charged once another period of 3 months begins.
Plane Ticket to or within Spain is NOT included. You must pay for your own plane ticket to Spain.
Summarizing, the process is as follows:
1. We need your Résumé/CV, age, 3 pictures and period of the year you would like to come.
2. Then we need to schedule a videocall interview via WhatsApp or Skype.
3. After the videocall we will suggest a family to you (their location, photos, time of the year and period).
4. If you like the family and their location, we shall schedule a videocall via WhatsApp (or Skype) with them.
5. If both parties think it is a good match it is a go!
6. Payment via PayPal (or money transfer if you have a bank in Spain) will happen WITHIN 24 HOURS after the videocall with the family (before payment you will also have been provided with their phone, address and photos).
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.