Living with a local family during your stay gives you much more than just a place to sleep and eat. It’s an opportunity to experience the culture of Yucatán through regular interactions and exchanges with people who you may be surprised to realize are some of the best teachers of language and culture because they speak and live it daily. In Yucatán, the people are known for their kindness, hospitality and desire to share. In true intercultural fashion, both you and your family will learn an incredible wealth of information about each other’s culture without even realizing it!
The family is also the strongest thread in the fabric of Mexican society. For this reason, we at PICY strongly encourage all of our students to stay with local families during our programs. Homestays are not mandatory, however, and we are happy to explore other options with students who prefer to explore different living situations.
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