During the week, you start the day with breakfast at your host family, generally around 7:00AM to 8:00AM. Most often, you eat with some of the family members or with other program participants who are staying at the house.
From there, you make your way to Maximo Nivel or directly to your project. You either have mornings free or afternoons free, and every day you have time to meet other travelers, local students, socialize, and do some exploring. You can spend some time with your host family, explore the city, take excursions, and hang out at the Maximo institute. Be sure to take advantage of the many free activities we have including salsa classes, cooking lessons, Tandem Conversation Program, and more.
There are plenty of great restaurant options around Maximo Nivel. Be sure to get out and try some of the local dishes and do some looking around.
In the evening, you have dinner with your host family. After dinner, families like to sit and talk about their day and hear about yours—remember, this helps you become more involved in the daily routine of your host family. If you won’t be home until later, or if you’re going out to a restaurant with friends—just let your host family know you’ll not be there for dinner.
At night, your evenings are free to relax at your accommodations or to enjoy the nightlife with friends. You have your own key to the family-stay house and you’re free to come and go as you please. However, we ask you respect the routine and house rules of the family. If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly! It’s important to follow the Maximo Nivel safety rules—we want you to have a fun and safe experience abroad.