We offer two types of accommodation in Valencia:
Home stay or apartment?
The host families we work with have of our abiding trust and we have worked together for many years. We are sure you will feel welcome and comfortable, since the Spanish culture is very warm and hospitable. Also, the host families are friendly and open, but do not expect to speak English; most of the ladies do not know how to speak it! Often the homestay option is living with a single lady and other students. You have your single room, and you share the bathroom with the family members or other students. Please take in account that it is not allowed to cook at the homestay or to use the fridge.
Yet, for many, the experience of living in an apartment with other international students from the school is completely different.
You will have a single room in the home and you will share the common areas: kitchen, living room, and bathroom. You are responsible for keeping said areas clean and buying food/groceries. Also, you are in charge of buying the necessary cleaning products, toilet paper, washing-up liquid, etc., which you will all share.
We have learned from experience that students often build good relations with their fellow roommates, probably developing a long-lasting relationship, especially when it comes to long-term stays. Although they must take into account that, most of the time, the common language is English, since it is possible that your level of Spanish will not be the same.
If you are planning on a long-term stay in Valencia, a very good option is dividing your time between both options, for example, half your stay with a home stay and subsequently moving to an apartment when you have acquired a higher level of Spanish. Besides, if you wish to continue with the type of accommodation you have previously chosen, there would not be a problem.