Different activities are organized in order to integrate our students not only with each other, but also with the local culture. The teachers and students meet often in the afternoons to enhance cultural exchange and to get to know each other better. This allows you to practice your Spanish in a familiar and relaxed atmosphere.
Three weekly activities (which are included in the price) are organized by our team, such as:
- Movie nights
- Salsa lessons
- Walks around the city
- Visits to museums
- Cooking lessons
- Visits to the market
- Games and karaoke
Living with a Colombian family is a great way to be in total immersion with the language and especially with Colombian culture. Depending on the family, you can have a private or shared room (both options are with shared bathroom facilites). Breakfast is included, dinner is available for USD 60 per week if requested before arrival, and laundry service is available once a week. All homestay accommodation is relatively near our Spanish school (maximum 15 minutes with public transportation).
There are two hostel options: Media Luna Hostel or Casa Caribe.
Media Luna Hostel with a unique combination of chill-out backpacker vibes and the historical feel of Cartagena, is located in the artistic area of Getseman. The hostel has free Wi-Fi access, computers, TV room, laundry facilities, lockers and luggage storage. Weekly social events are organized and the hostel also has a sunbathing deck, pool and bar. Rooms are 6-bed dormitories with shared facilities and are either fan or AC cooled. This hostel is a more lively social option with a party every Wednesday.
Casa Caribe offers a terrace and garden, and is situated in Cartagena de Indias. There is a shared lounge/TV area, free Wi-Fi access, laundry service, and 24-hour front desk. Rooms are 4-bed dormitories with shared facilities and AC cooled. Casa Caribe is quieter, so it may be a better option for those studying Spanish.
Hotel Villa Colonial
Choose between a private single room or a private double room while staying at Hotel Villa Colonial. Air-conditioning, private facilities, and daily breakfast are also included.
Please advise us if you would like additional nights accommodation before or after your program.
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation by taxi. Transfer times are restricted to the following period: 07:00 to 20:00. Outside of these times a transfer can be arranged for an additional charge.
Please inform us of any special dietary requirements beforehand. Daily breakfast is included with homestay, Casa Caribe and Hotel Villa Colonial.