Accommodations: Don Quijote
Accommodation in a host family allows you to get the maximum out
of your course. Many of the host families that the school employs
have worked with them since the school was founded. The families
know from experience what the role of a host is. In a large city
like Valencia you should expect to travel about 20-25 minutes from
your home to the school. Valencia has excellent transportation so
getting there is not a problem. Breakfast and dinner are included
and prepared for you when you stay with a host family. Typically
there will be another student in the home with you.
else will you directly experience real Spanish life and nothing
could be better to help improve your language skills. However the
word 'family' should not be taken too literally, because your family
could also be a single parent who takes in students because he or
she enjoys the company. Sometimes there is also a Spanish student
living with the family.
It is obvious that you will have
to adjust a little to the rules of the house. Remember too, that
Spanish people have different eating habits. Apart from that, you
are free to do what you want. You will be given your own keys, so
you can come and go as you please. You will be able to receive phone
calls at home.
It is important to realize that
in Europe many things are smaller than North Americans are accustomed
to: cars, Cokes, and possibly your room. You may arrive at the home
on the Sunday before you classes start and you will be expected
to leave the Saturday after classes are over. It may be possible
to stay extra nights, check with us for details. If you have special
dietary needs, such as vegetarianism, it is possible for you to
stay with a host family that can accommodate this request.
share a student flat with four or five other don Quijote students.
The school will always do their best to accommodate students in
a student apartment with different nationalities. The student apartments
are not very luxurious but they have all the basic amenities: a
bed, table, chair, and a wardrobe. Each student flat has a living
room with television, a fully equipped kitchen, and a washing machine
however no telephones are available. You can make your phone calls
from one of the many phone boxes outside on the street. You share
the kitchen and the living bathroom and, together, you keep the
house clean. Every week, a don Quijote employee cleans the common
Your flat is located about 10-20
minutes away from the school. This option is great for independent
students. You will have to prepare your own meals because they are
not included with this option. You will need to bring a towel for
showering, however sheets and a pillow are provided.
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