EPA! offer home-stay accommodation with a Spanish-speaking host family. EPA! host families are carefully screened to ensure they provide a pleasant and safe “home away from home” for our students, and families are selected on several criteria: location, lodging quality, furniture, nearby facilities, equipment and food. Families are also selected on the basis of their hospitality and positive feedback from past EPA! students. Although you will have your own keys to come and go as you please, you will have to respect some rules and schedules, especially for mealtimes.
Living with a host family can help you learn Spanish faster while experiencing Latin American customs and culture first hand. Students often develop very close relationships with their hosts, friendships that can last a lifetime. Students will have a private room and breakfast and dinner are included in the price. Students also have the possibility to be in a host family without meals.
All accommodations are booked from Saturday prior to the beginning of the course until Saturday (noon) after it finishes. The rooms are cleaned weekly and the bed linen is also changed every week. Please bring your own towels. Internet access is included in the fees.
We offer the option of finding the right apartment for you within Panama City. There are different options of apartment depending of the size and amenities you would like to stay.
This option is for people who would like to be more independent and the budget is not so limited. Most of the time you will need to pay a deposit prior staying at the apartment that will be refund it after your stay.
Most Facilities include:
Shared apartments are offered to EPA! by members of the local population who are eager to share their apartment with our students. As with homestays, this accommodation is carefully selected on a variety of criteria. This option gives you complete freedom and gives you access to all facilities, kitchen, bathroom, etc. This is an excellent option for those looking for independence, but who still wish to practice Spanish at home. No meals are included in the fees.
Bed linen is changed every week but students need to clean their own rooms each week. Please bring your own towels. Internet access is included in the fees.
In order to make sure you have as many options as possible before you choose the best place for your stay in Panama, we have an agreement with some small hotels and Boutique hotels in the city.
Contact EPA! for further information on the different options!