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Accommodations in Spain

At Escuela Internacional we believe that suitable accommodations are as important as first class teaching and facilities when your objective is to learn Spanish abroad. That is why we visit and carefully select each of the accommodations we offer our students. E.I. arranges families, student apartments, hotels and hostels in Madrid-Alcalá de Henares, Salamanca and Malaga with equal care. You can choose one or combine more than one option during your stay in Spain.

The two most popular options among E.I. students who study abroad in Spain are accommodations with a Spanish host family or in a shared international student apartment. Both of these choices offer a unique experience and the perfect compliment to your Spanish language course.

Host Family | Residence | Student Apartment |Hotels | Entire Apartments

Host Family Accommodations

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture by having us arrange your accommodations with one of Escuela Internacional’s select host families. Almost all E.I. students choose to live with a host family during the first weeks of their program. These families are chosen carefully and monitored through regular inspections and student feedback.

The benefits of immersion in a selected family

Accommodations for your Spanish Course in Spain, Host family Living with a host family is one of the best ways to learn in depth about the country that you are visiting, its culture and its people, and also allows you to listen to and learn the Spanish language in its most natural form. Daily contact with your host family will quickly enhance your understanding of local customs and culture. In no time at all you will be picking up common idiomatic phrases and expressions. In addition, you can enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the independence of having your own key. All of E.I.’s families are centrally located so that you will never have to take the bus to school.

For more information about what living with a host family is like, click here.

What is included in the price of a Host Family?

  • Single or Double Room
  • Full board (3 meals a day) or half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • Bed linens and towels
  • Laundry services are included in the price of accommodations
  • The host family can cater to your special needs or diets.
  • (Specify any special diet needs or restrictions, allergies etc… on your enrollment form so that we can do our best in accommodating them. Please contact us if you have any questions)
  • You can combine your stay in a family and a student apartment
  • (minimum two weeks in each type of accommodation)

Accommodations in Residence (in Alcalá de Henares - Madrid)

In Alcalá de Henares you may stay in a university residence. This residence is in the city and on the campus of a university.

Advantages of living in a residence

During your academic course, you will have the opportunity to meet Spanish university students who live in the same residence. There is no better way to immerse yourself into Spanish life. If you come in summer, you will live with other international students who have come from all over the world, and you will enjoy the nice weather in the pleasant and spacious gardens or using the sports facilities that the campus and the city have to offer. The residence is located in a modern area of the city with wide boulevards, shops and restaurants.

Included in the price of accommodations in the residence

  • Single room.
  • Full board (3 meals) or half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • Telephone lines from the bedrooms, (internal calls are free).
  • Free internet connections from the rooms.
  • Dining hall, with full or half board.
  • Daily cleaning service of common bathrooms and living areas.
  • Cleaning service of bedrooms every ten days with change of bed linens.
  • Laundromat.
  • Study areas, TV y video room.
  • Assembly hall.
  • Library.
  • Courts for basketball, volleyball,  soccer, as well as an indoor court.
  • Ample gardens.
  • Cultural activities, sports and recreation.
  • Parking.

     For more information about the residence click here.

Student Apartment Accommodations “the independent option”

If you would prefer to live in an apartment with other international students while you learn Spanish abroad, E.I. offers well-placed student apartments at no more than a 25 minute walk from the school.

The benefits of choosing the “independent option”

Experience a Spanish student life Sharing an apartment means that you will live with other international students and have the chance to learn about their own countries and cultures. In choosing this option you can make new, international friends that could last a lifetime!

All student apartments are furnished and have a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. They are not luxurious, but have everything you may need: a television, stove, refrigerator and washing machine. In choosing this “indedpendent option” you will need to bring bed linens and towels.

If you would like to live in an apartment with Spanish students in Spain, we can also assist you in finding a room. Please contact us for more information.

For more information about what living in a student apartment is like, click here.

What is included in the price of a Student Apartment

Accommodations for you Spanish Course in Spain

  • Single or Double Room
  • Shared use of the kitchen and other common areas of the apartment.
  • The cost of electricity and water.



Plan for these additional costs when choosing the shared apartment option:

Gas is not included in the price of a student apartment. You can estimate about 3,50 euros per week for gas expenses.
Purchasing food and / or eating in restaurants. (Find budget planning help with our price list of basic food items to compare with those of your home country.)

Hotels and Hostals

If you would prefer to stay in a hotel or a hostal, Escuela Internacional can reserve a room for you. All budgets and requirements can be accommodated.

If you should select this housing option, we advise you to make reservations through us at least one month in advance year round but especially during the summer/vacation season.

Have a look at the prices of several hotels and hostals that E.I. recommends:

Hotels in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Hotels in Málaga, Spain
Hotels in Salamanca, Spain

Entire Apartments

We can arrange accommodations for those executives or families who wish to have an entire apartment to themselves. There is a minimum stay of 1 month for those students who would like to select this accommodation option. Please read our general conditions for renting an entire apartment and contact us for more information and prices.



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