The approved local families will provide you with a comfortable and clean private room (or shared for people traveling together), and three meals per day as part of your weekly tuition.  Living with a family enables you to interact on a daily basis and helps to develop your comprehension and speaking abilities. Our families are carefully screened and their homes inspected by school staff to ensure peace of mind while taking advantage of experiencing the Guatemalan culture first-hand.

The Guatemalan diet traditionally consists of locally grown, freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, accompanied by fresh-made corn tortillas and other staples.  The families will make any necessary effort to meet your specific dietary need such as vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, gluten free, or any other type of diet that you request.  Please let us know before you arrive what your dietary needs are.

If you prefer to live in an apartment for longer term stays, SISAI will be happy to help you find a place in one of the neighborhoods near the school.

The city of Xela boasts a wide variety of hotels in various price ranges. It is our pleasure to help our students to make contact with the hotels and assist in reservations if this is your housing preference. It is usually necessary for the student to provide a deposit in advance for the first night.

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