WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
Arrive at Chiclayo (CIX) Airport between 6am and 8pm on the Sunday and you will be met by local staff and taken to the project site.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Either in the standard residence or in homestay with a local family:
The location is close Chiclayo were there are several houses close to the beach and close to the school (walking distance 1-10 minutes), where students and participants can live. Standard is higher than average Peruvian standard, but please consider that Peru is still a third world country. Power outages or internet failures are not unusual.
Each house has space for 8-30 participants. Rooms are spacious and completely furnished with a table, a chair, a dresser/wardrobe, a mirror and a lockable box or drawer to lock in valuables. We provide bed linen. All houses have several shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen equipped with all necessary cooking utensils and a shared fridge. There common are eating areas as well as roof top terraces with hammocks to relax after a long day.
All common facilities are cleaned at least once per week, usually way more often, depending on need. Rooms are to be cleaned by the participants themselves, we provide cleaning equipment.
It is also possible to accommodate in a homestay with a local family, experiencing the Peruvian lifestyle and culture. Especially if you want/need to achieve a high Spanish level, this gives you more chance to practice.
The host families are carefully researched and have experience in offering great service to all our students. They receive you and treat you as a member of their family. All of the host families are conveniently located in quiet and safe areas and have a comfortable, over average standard of living. All host families offer Wifi, some give you access to a washing machine. Some families also offer private bathrooms.
On your first day of work, either your host family will accompany you or a coordinator will pick you up at your house.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
All meals are included, even on weekends, and are usually typical Peruvian dishes.
Standard Residence - Monday to Friday all meals are included, served at our school. Saturday and Sunday brunch and dinner is provided. Vegetarian/vegan food options are available.
Homestay - All meals are included, even on weekends.