The Experience

At Syracuse Madrid, we believe that living with a host family is one of the most important aspects of the study abroad experience. In the homestay, you’ll learn customs that are different from your own, and you’ll experience new emotions as you are integrated into the daily life of a Spanish household.

Spanish families are usually affable and hospitable, and their objective is to create a welcoming environment where you can feel at home during your stay.

The experience of each student is unique, as there is no such thing as a typical family. You may live with a traditional family with children, a married couple, or a single person who may be an older widow or a younger professional.

Students generally feel that the homestay is one of the most enriching aspects of their study abroad experience. With the help of locals, students make a much smoother transition when trying to adapt to a new environment. If you come to Madrid with an open mind and a willingness to learn a new culture, you’ll have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.