This form will help us select the best host family for you...
Please note: this form is ONLY required if you plan to live with a local host family while having Spanish classes and/or Volunteering. All applicants must also complete our Registration Form and Online Placement Test.
Congratulations for being part of our Latin Cultural & Spanish Immersion Program!
Before we select your host family in Boquete, Panama City and/or Bocas del Toro, Panama, we ask you to please fill out the following questionnaire.
If you take your time to carefully fill out this interview we will be able to know more about your expectations, your preferences and other things that will definitely be very useful for us when we sit down to select the most appropriate and convenient host family for you.
Selecting the right host family for each individual is the key of a successful home stay during your Spanish studies abroad.
But please remember: a host family is not a hotel
, and your host mom and dad aren't your maids. They will be opening their doors to you, but if you expect to be "served", then a hotel might be better for you (which is perfectly fine). You can check other accommodation options here...
Please take into account that you'll be living with a modest family in a developing central American country
. Living standards here are not as high as in your home country, and we would like you to know that you'll not find the same comfort/luxury that you may be used to. Many homes have roosters, or neighbors with roosters, and/or dogs. Panama is a tropical country and we do have insects, but none that will eat you. Also food and meals might not be like back at home. The cuisine in Panama is pretty basic, but please always feel free to give your host family any feedback. Please keep in mind however, that by requesting a home stay, you agree to adapt to their lifestyle and habits
. Don't ask the family to adapt to you. A home stay is not for everyone (for example, don't expect hot water), and if you think that this may affect the quality of your stay, we would recommend you to stay at a hotel or a hostel instead.
You and your host family play a very important role in this program and this is why we ask you to please let us know any feedback you might consider important to make this experience even more rewarding.
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