Age: From 15 to 18 Years Old
Length: 3 or 6 weeks
Price: From 1440 EUR
International students interested in discovering Portugal and the Portuguese culture will no doubt enjoy their Portuguese summer Homestay immersion in Portugal. Portuguese ranks currently as the 6th most widely spoken language in the world!
Portugal is a republic situated in south-western Europe. Its boundaries are the Atlantic Ocean on the West and South and Spain on the East and North. Besides the continental area, the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, both in the Atlantic Ocean, are part of the country. The Azores have 9 islands and Madeira 2.
Please note that this program is available for English native speakers only.
Portugal Homestay: Students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted.
A minimum of 1 year of Portuguese study is required.
Host family, full board.
Students are hosted and treated as another member of the family. Portuguese families tend to take very good care of the students they host and very often try to take them around and show them other parts of the country, but this depends on the family.
The family is still a very important element of the Portuguese social life. However, habits have changed substantially lately. Young people tend to get married later and, until then, remain living at their parents’ home. Portuguese families have very few children, one of the lowest birth rates of all Europe.
Young people have a lot of freedom to go out, from a fairly young age. They are used to being out with their peers until late hours on weekends, with the acceptance of their families.
The new family member is expected to take part in the daily activities of his or her Portuguese host family. Integration into the Portuguese family is the ultimate goal of the homestay experience. However host families are not required to organize activities, visits or excursions. The participant comes with its own spending money to cover the costs of activities during the immersion.
Portuguese summer Homestay immersion in Portugal
|Country||Program||Location||Length||Ref.||Price per week|
|Portugal||Portugal Pure Homestay||All over Portugal||3 weeks||IMPOR||1 440 EUROS|
|Portugal||Portugal Pure Homestay||All over Portugal||6 weeks||IMPOR||1 640 EUROS|
Programs are offered in June-July-August.
- Administration fees
- Host family accommodation with full board
- Airport pick-up and transfer to / from the host family
- Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program
Price does not include:
- International airfare
- International Travel insurance
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by the family or others
- Extra language courses
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
- Application fees (65 Euros)