Living in a Cusco homestay
The experience of being in a homestay is a truly unique one. One that is full culture, immersion, love, food, and language. The homestay offers a peek into the Peruvian culture and a chance to live with actual Peruvians! With the homestay you really get immersed into the culture and lifestyle of Peru. You can ask them questions about their lives and learn about their culture. Being with a host family really offers another area of support in your life and a feeling of love. A feeling of love in a scary foreign country, a group of people looking out for you. It’s nice how you don’t always have to pay for meals, because you can get free Peruvian food from your host-mom. A free look into the culture of Peruvian cuisine! A homestay is an amazing way to practice your Spanish, or Castilliano as they call it. It’s a way to learn the language from a native speaker and very easy since they don’t speak English.
-The above post was contributed by Nina Rivela, Cusco.