Nicaragua Spanish School – Live with a Nicaraguan family!

Spanish School Nicaragua offers you the best way to learn Spanish fast  living with a host Nicaraguan family. “Learning fast” means fullimmersion, and full-immersion means homestay. By living in an “around the clock” environment of Spanish communication, your brain is forced to accept the need to learn more rapidly, and to actually begin “thinking” in Spanish sooner. We believe that homestay is an important component of language acquisition, and we encourage all our students to take advantage of this marvelous opportunity. Our homestay families are experienced at hosting students and they enjoy participating in your learning process.

When we choose a family, the most important quality we seek is that they have a genuine interest and  desire to host a foreign student. Our families are open-minded, interesting, and generous hosts who will always offer you an ideal environment for practicing your Spanish. They have been carefully selected for their hospitality, warmth and friendliness.While each family is compensated for providing the use of their home and preparing your meals, it is their interest in sharing their culture and learning about yours which motivates them more.


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The best way put into practice the Spanish you learn in the classroom is homestay, because It provides you more opportunities to encounter and practice the words and phrases which are relevant to your everyday life. you have to think in Spanish all the time. Staying with a Nicaraguan family will be a rewarding experience, and many students continue to communicate with their host family in Spanish long after they finish classes and return to their home country.

Homestay is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Nicaraguan
culture. In between home and school you will encounter the residents of Estelí as they go about their lives. If you wish you can also sit in the park and observe children playing, couples talking, or vendors selling their wares.

Homestays typically begin on Sunday and end on Saturday mid-day, but special arrangements may be possible. The minimum homestay placement is one week (seven nights), but it can be extended for as long as you wish. The weekly price is not adjusted for late arrival, early departure, or any absence during the week.
When you fill out your registration form please advise us of any preferences such as vegetarian, smoker, or if you are travelling with an animal.
If for any reason a student feels uncomfortable with his or her host family, we will be happy to resolve the concern or to arrange for another family. Each home has been vetted and inspected by the School, and most families have a long-standing relationship with the School. Homestay with a Nicaraguan family is a tremendously rewarding experience and highly recommended.


  • We are the only Spanish school in Esteli offering hot water.
  • Private bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • WiFi internet access.
  • Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Monday thru Saturday. (Homestay families have Sundays off. Students can purchase and prepare their own food on Sunday, or eat at a wide variety of reasonably-priced restaurants or stalls throughout the city.)
  • Laundry services are not included, but may be available in some homes.
  • You will be happy with your homestay family, or we will work with you to make it so.
  • Cost: See our pricing page.
  • Use our Contact Page to email us and register for classes and homestay.
    For those who prefer hotel, hostel, or other accommodations while taking Spanish classes with us, there
    are numerous comfortable and reliable options available in Estelí. Locations around Parque Central and
    to the south along Avenida Central will be the most proximal to buses and our School at: Ave 3 SE and
    16th Street SE.

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Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.