Summer immersion in Mexico

Live with a welcoming Mexican host family this summer! For this program you'll travel with a group and be escorted on the flight by a chaperone who will check in with you while you're abroad.

Bienvenidos! Share a few weeks of your summer with a host family practicing Spanish, exploring Mexican cuisine, discovering ancient pyramids, and making new friends. This full immersion homestay program is the ideal way to experience daily life in Mexico from a local's perspective.

Trip Details


Host Family Immersion


Group. You will travel with a group and a bilingual chaperone who will support your experience.


Tentative travel dates: July 8 - July 29, 2019

Program Fee


Application deadline

April 15, 2019


Round-trip airfare from Portland International Airport to Mexico City. If you live outside the Portland area, you can fly to Portland and connect with the group.

Experienced, bilingual chaperone who will accompany you on the flight and check in with you while in Mexico.

A homestay with a local host family who is looking forward to including you in their day-to-day life. You will get the most out of an immersion program if you are engaged, curious, and open to all the family activities.

Opportunities to meet local teens, either in your home or in the extended family or neighborhood, who are eager to spend time with you and and share cultures.

Support from the local coordinator who will be available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your homestay experience.

Orientation materials with information about Mexico and practical advice on how to get ready for your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparation, and during your stay abroad.

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance.

Local transport to and from the airport with your host family or a local coordinator.

3-day tour of Mexico City.


  • Have completed at least 2 years of high school Spanish by the end of the 2018/19 school year.
  • Be curious about what daily life is like in another country, be ready to push yourself, and be motivated to put your Spanish skills to the test!

Why travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. Even though we have worked with thousands of students, we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!).

Established in 1981, our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through homestays and educational programs.

Apply by January 31st. This program is likely to fill so we recommend you apply early.