ACADEMIA STUDENT RESIDENCE IN SUCRE
Academia Latinoamericana in Sucre, offers a new building that gives you the freedom and independence of having your own space while enjoying the social benefits of living in a house with other international students.
This accommodation in Sucre includes four single rooms, four double rooms and one triple room all with private bathroom. Self–catering kitchen, hot water in the showers and a beautiful view from the terrace to the historical city of Sucre.
Host Family / Homestay
The accommodation in Sucre with a host family includes two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), a private room and laundry service once a week.
Our host families: Families belong to Bolivia’s middle class, although you should take note that living standards in Bolivia are much lower than in Europe or North America. Family homes are usually located no more than a 20 to 30 minute walk to school. If you choose to stay with a family you should recognize that a certain degree of flexibility will be required to adjust to Bolivian customs and way of life.
Family consideration: One of the most important parts of your learning and cultural experience is the homestay. Costs of your homestay accommodation are included in the weekly course rates. You don’t have to bring gifts for the family, but it is a nice gesture to do so (some ideas: chocolates or candy, a picture frame or something local from your home town). If you need an extra sheet, blanket, a new light bulb or anything else for your room, just ask your family. Overall, the homestay should be one of the highlights of your trip, but sometimes problems do arise. Notify the director of the school of any problems or if you wish to change families (there is no charge for this).
You will receive a key to the outside door and will be able to come and go as you please. You are not obligated to have your meals with the family, but you should notify them when you will not be eating at home. Food and drink served by your host family is safe.
Your host family respects your beliefs and we ask that you show that same respect for theirs. You can discuss anything with your teacher, but some subjects regarding religion, culture or politics may be inappropriate to discuss with your family. It is a good idea to bring some pictures of your family, friends, your house and even a map that shows where you live. These can be used to begin conversations with the host family.
For those of you who may want to bring gifts for your foreign hosts, here are a few suggestions: For the Señora: Box of chocolates, fresh flowers, towels, table cloth, etc. For the Children: Balloons, gums, cassettes of current popular music, local city/state T-shirts, baseball cap.
Groups of families staying together: A few homestays can accommodate you.
Private bath: Very few homes can provide a private bath for the student.
Extra homestay nights: Available at extra cost. Homestay included in cost starts the day before classes and ends the day after classes.
Laundry service: Provided by host family.
Airport pickup: Upon request your host family will pick you up from the airport. Extra fee: $ 20.
Distance to school: Most families live a 10-20 minute walk from school.
Apartment rental: Students can try to arrange for it on their own, on arrival. Not that easy.