Volunteer Bolivia
Volunteer Bolivia
Homestay Program
Spanish School


familyVolunteer Bolivia’s Homestay Program can make the difference between learning Spanish and using it, between seeing Bolivia and experiencing it.

When you live with a Bolivian family you can:

  • Practice what you learn in Spanish class
  • Experience daily life in Cochabamba
  • Gain insights into the local culture and realities
  • Eat 3 delicious homemade meals a day

Cochabamba0Using your Spanish in the navigation of daily life is the gateway to fluency.  Family life provides the all important development of your ear to the sounds of Spanish, in a context you understand, linking intellectual knowledge with experiential, tonal knowledge.
Your Bolivian family will also teach you local social skills and invite you into their activities and discussions.  You will receive a concrete grasp of family life and culture.  As your language skills expand, you can explore political and social topics with your new friends. Accommodations include your own room and three meals a day. Additionally, a homestay is cheaper than a hotel and an important source of income to participating families.

"I was included in every aspect of family life which made me feel really welcome. I feel very close to the family now. I don’t know how I am going to leave them, other than to come back as soon as possible." MERIEKA STENSON, USA

homestayVolunteer Bolivia offers other housing options. For instance, we can help you find a room, an apartment or a house to rent. Please let us know on the application form what your needs are and we will be happy to accommodate you.

"My family was amazing. With the tourist industry rapidly expanding it is often difficult to feel like you are getting a genuine experience. Living with a host family is as real as it gets and was by far the richest experience I had in Bolivia."  CAROLINE IVY, USA

"My family was great and the homestay will be what I remember about Bolivia." BILL PAGE, USA

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