Host families linked to BU Madrid range from single señoras to larger families, such as couples with young or grown-up children and even grandparents. We collaborate only with families that will offer personalized attention to our students, such as by preparing food for special diets (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) or by taking care of their students if a problem such as an illness or other emergency arises.
Homestays are located in the central neighborhoods of Madrid (which themselves span a wide portion of the city), and are always close to a metro stop and easily reached by other types of public transportation. All students will have their own rooms and will be provided all meals, except Friday and Saturday dinners. Students may indicate their preferences for home stays (location, type of family, special diet, allergies, etc.) on the housing questionnaire before program departure. These forms are extremely helpful in matching students with families.