Students at PLQ are encouraged to immerse themselves completely in the culture of Guatemala by living with local Guatemalan families while they study. However, homestays are not obligatory and students are free to arrange alternative accommodation.
Your experiences with a Guatemalan family allows you to benefit from total immersion, since you will be practicing your Spanish in conversation at meal times three times a day, and on other occasions during the day and evening. We ask that the families correct the Spanish of the students they host to further encourage language learning. Unlike many other Spanish schools, PLQ places only one student in each home to ensure that only Spanish is spoken in the house (Note: families and couples can be housed together if requested). Homestays are assigned upon arrival at PLQ.