Tag Archives: host families


Mis queridos comensales. Recetas y experiencias

Llevo muchos años compartiendo casa con estudiantes del programa y a lo largo de este tiempo mis motivaciones han cambiado mucho, como también la forma de relación. Pasó de curiosidad y cierto temor al principio hasta el interés, la ilusión y la normalidad de hoy, cuando siento que mi hogar no está completo en esos […]


Midnight Crepes

ZOË SULLIVAN-BLUM- I have had a whirlwind of experiences with my host family situation. I moved into a new homestay after a week and ever since then my experience with my host family has been everything I could have hoped for and more. The members of my Spanish family are kind, sweet, intelligent, caring people […]


In Sickness & In Health – Host Moms

RACHEL ALLEN- If you’ve been keeping up with my Tufts-Skidmore Spain blog (which so far has only been one post), you’ll remember how I said I was sleep deprived. I naively thought, “Hey this is just because I got four hours of sleep, and I’m not like the youth culture nowadays that can get 45 […]

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My Host Family

JIYOUNG SIM- Being away from your family is an essential part of studying abroad and it can also be very challenging at times. But having a good relationship with your host family will make it much easier and also let you gain much more out of your experience abroad. In many cases around me, students […]

"El hormiguero" is Liza's host family dinnertime program.

Moving In

LIZA LEONARD- I live with a lovely woman named Lola in Alcala de Henares, Madrid. As lovely as she is, the move into her home was a big transition. Lola doesn’t speak any English, and my jet-lagged, textbook Spanish, was not conducive to immediate bonding. I accepted that genuine, nuanced communication about our lives would […]