Living with a Host Family
The best way to practice your Spanish is to
stay with a host family.
In this way, you will get to know how people think about themselves;
what makes them Spanish or Catalan; and what are the issues they
like to discuss at dinner/lunch time. You will learn more about
the Spanish way of living through informal conversations with
your host family. We at the Spanish department believe that staying
with a host family is the best way to learn about cultural differences,
practice your Spanish, while eating exquisite Spanish home cooked
Also you will be able to live independently because you will have
your own keys.
The families who work with Unversidad Autónoma de Barcelona –International
Programs, have been carefully selected and live close to
the Universidad where classes will take place. Most of the times you will not need
to take any bus or metro.
These families receive international students frequently, and they
know how to take you in with a friendly and warm treatment from
your very first day.
Your Spanish family will provide you with two meals: breakfast
While living with a family, your clothes will be washed at least
once a week.
Keep in mind that you cannot place phone calls from your host
family's house, but you can receive them. Also, you can get a phone
card in Barcelona or with your company back home and place calls
from anywhere. Cell phones are also a good idea.