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You will stay in a prearranged homestay to assist with your Spanish language development and better understand how cultural factors play into the local healthcare system. Your homestay will be arranged by the program coordinator based on preferences you provide before departure.


Homestays are located in Puerto Escondido. You’ll have your own bedroom and will share the home with other students as well as your local host.


  • Private bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Meal plan (breakfast and lunch)

Live with

  • Local residents
  • UC students


The Oasis Language School, in the center of Puerto Escondido, is walking distance (5-20 minutes) from all homestays. Depending on your NGO assignment for your rotation, you’ll be within walking distance or a 20- or 30-minute bus ride.