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Spanish in Patagonia School

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Study Spanish is Ok but...hostel or homestay?
13 years ago, June 29th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #15788  
I am studing Spanish in Patagonia School, the school is excellent it is in Bariloche. Bariloche is a wonderful city, now is winter, is snowing. I am living in a homestay, friendly family who gave me an inisght into their culture and made me feel like I was part of Argentinian society. My friends says: Hostel is funny homestay is boring. What do you think? Reply to this

13 years ago, July 5th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #16069  
I would have to agree with you. I am just finishing my study abroad program in Valparaiso, and I think I definatly got more out of staying with a family then living in a hostel. My family really taught me about the Chilean culture, down to how to eat the bread! The hostel may have been funny, but I don't think you could really grasp the cultural, especially with being surrounded by more tourists then natives. Also when living with a host family, you might have host brothers or sisters that can tell you where to go for all the good fiestas! Reply to this

13 years ago, July 19th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #16619  
It´s really touch and go with homestays. I have had two this summer. The one in Bariloche was incredible- I really felt like part of the family, and my spanish improved a ton. In BsAs, it wasn´t that great. It was an older woman who takes in students for extra income and that´s about it. Reply to this

13 years ago, September 16th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #19549  
My last host family was excellent, but I had the same problem in Buenos Aires, my family needed the money I was a problem for them. Reply to this

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