We offer several options, but we always recommend that you try the experience of living with a native family. This allows you to grow in your learning process and gives you valuable elements of what it means to travel in a country: getting to know the people, their way of life, their beliefs and customs. The administrative costs for arranging accommodation are 40 USD.
"An experience like no other.
Living with a Colombian family is the best way to become familiar with the Spanish language and, above all, with Colombia’s unique culture. Centro Catalina works with a selection of loyal, friendly and welcoming host families.
We personally visit all our families and maintain close contact with them to ensure good service and quality.
What type of room?
All rooms are private, for your personal use. If you are traveling with your partner or a friend, it is possible to have a double room. If you want a private bathroom, it is possible to arrange it for an additional charge.
What is included in the meals?
The homestay includes breakfast for 7 nights.
If you wish, it is possible to add dinner for an additional charge.
Where do the families live?
In Cartagena, all host families are located a maximum of 25 minutes walk from the school. Medellin is a larger city, so the distance can vary between 15 and 45 minutes on foot. However, they are always close to subway stations and public transportation for ease of access.
"Breeze, sun and sea... relax and feel comfortable."
A perfect option for students looking for a more private option, but in the company of friends. In Cartagena you can live in a shared apartment. They are 2 bedroom apartments, so it is a very nice option if you like to be quiet. The apartment has sea views, swimming pool and is located 15-20 minutes walk from the school.
Nuestra residencia de estudiantes en Medellín ofrece todas las comodidades, además de ser un espacio de encuentro y diversión. Las habitaciones son amplias y puedes escoger tener tu baño privado si lo prefieres. Puedes usar la cocina para preparar comidas con tus amigos. El jardín tiene un barbacoa y chimenea para las noches frescas. El WiFi es gratuito y el desayuno está incluido.
Price per week (7 nights):
209 USD for a private room
259 USD for a private room + private bathroom.
Included: breakfast, weekly maid service, WiFi, safe, desk, terrace, patio, garden, shared kitchen, BBQ area.
"Your home in Colombia".
"We accompany you from the beginning to the end of your stay".
For your convenience, we offer a personalised transfer service from your arrival at the airport.
Our manager will be waiting to take you to your accommodation.
If you need it, we can also take you back to the airport for the day of your return, so you don’t have to worry about anything.