Spanish World Institute offers the option of living alone or with other students and share common amenities
The accommodation service is an essential component of our school. We carefully select host families as well as the other options.
Before arriving in Bogotá, each student receives a short description of the type of accommodation. If it is a host family it includes details of the various interests of the family members and information about the house and its location. We suggest that students complete all the accommodation arrangements several weeks before arriving.
The students have the opportunity to live with Colombian host families, where they can not only practice the Spanish language in a real context but will also have the chance to taste the Colombian culture. Students can be provided with two meals per day (breakfast and dinner), only breakfast.
Meal times with the host family are valuable opportunities for students to practice Spanish.
Spanish World Institute offers the option of living alone or with other students and share common amenities. This type of self-catering accommodation involves sharing a house and amenities. Some of the rooms are single but there is the possibility to share a room with other students.
For short medium or long stay, we offer quiet and modern apartments of one or two bedroom located in the upper class neighborhood of Chapinero Alto in a perfect central location: a few kilometers away from northern entertainment areas (Zona T, Zona G, Zona Rosa, Parque 93, Usaquen, Macarena) and historical city center (Candelaria). It is a self-catering which means students must purchase and prepare their meals.
Besides finding the hotels mentioned above, we recommend you to use trivago, the hotel comparison site, to find the accommodation that best suits your needs
There are some hostels close to the school which offer private rooms and dorms.
Spanish World Institute has its own Welfare Officer to assist students. All students have an orientation meeting on arrival, when they are given the SWI's Handbook, which contains a listing of services available through the School, as well as information about accommodation and all aspects of life in Bogotá.
The Accommodation and Welfare Officer provides counseling and assistance and is always available for students to discuss any problems that may arise.
Spanish World Institute has its own transfer service for students arriving at Bogota airport (El Dorado). Students are welcomed by one of the School's drivers who take them directly to their accommodation.