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Ceica Peru offers three accommodation options for your stay in Arequipa. Immerse yourself in Peruvian life by staying with a host family, stay in the school building for conveniently located facilities, or live it up in a private apartment.

Staying with a host family

We provide comfortable accommodation with Peruvian families, staying with a family will allow the student to practice Spanish intensively; also to learn more about our culture and the customs of the normal Arequipenian families.


Furthermore, the student will share the daily activities of the family such as going shopping, visiting small villages near Arequipa, cooking traditional food, celebration birthday parties, etc.


An important part of the accommodation is that the family will take care of the health of the student, mainly through the careful cleaning and cooking of food. The family will prepare special meals for vegetarian students and in case of sickness.


The student can choose between room and breakfast, room with half or full board (includes breakfast, lunch and evening meals).

Staying in the school building

Rooms totally furnished to share in a safe and well located apartment in the school building in Calle Los Arces. Los Arces is surrounded by such a variety of restaurants, from cheap and cheerful local food to fine Peruvian and International cuisine and everything in between (including an excellent vegetarian restaurant on the same street).


The district is vibrant and exciting whilst safe, there are many kinds of shopping and pampering options and all just a short distance from the city centre and Yanahuara. You can walk to both and soak up the atmosphere of the streets or hop on a local bus for an entertaining experience or simply grab a cab. It is also close to the airport, a direct bus journey to the bus station, and on the main route for catching direct buses to outlying villages of interest such as Yura (thermal waters & great walking) and Paucapata (walking through ancient Inca terraces to other villages & having lunch).


The school is good for long visits and for people how are looking for a nice, friendly  and  comfortable place to stay.  You can use all the common areas as kitchen, living,  dining room, TV Cable, DVD, Stereo Sound Equipment, etc. Hot water 24/day.  The price include electricity, water, maintenance and local taxes. The accommodation doesn’t include towels and toiletries like toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and others.

Staying in a private apartment

We offer a comfortable apartment with 2 bedrooms with a beautiful view of the mountains and the countryside, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large hot water bathroom, area 74 m2, includes cable TV, and Wi Fi Internet, 3 blocks from the Plaza de Cayma.


There is public transportation two blocks from the house, but it is possible to walk to the city center in approximately 20 minutes.


The climate is mild in the area - it is very pleasant almost all year round.

To see the prices for our accommodation, click here.

  • What do you recommend, group or one on one lessons?"
    We always recommend one to one lessons, because your teacher will focus on your specific needs and you can reach your personal goals. In groups normally some students progress faster than others which causes frustration in both the less able, who feel left behind, and more able students, who become impatient. On the other hand, group lessons are great for friends that come together and support each other in learning Spanish.
  • What are the class schedules?
    The normal schedule is from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.30 or from 9:00 to 01:00 during the rainy season. For students who want flexible schedules, the lessons are in the afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. Also, for students who request it, we can arrange classes weekends.
  • Are group lessons available?
    Sometimes we have group lessons, for students that come together, or who speak the same language and have the same level in Spanish. Group lessons are for beginners to intermediate. For advance students we only offer one to one lessons.
  • What if I don't speak any Spanish?
    Don`t worry. We usually have students that have never had contact with Spanish before, our texts books are designed for complete beginners and our teachers have lot of experience in teaching complete beginners.
  • If I'm a complete beginner, what can I learn in one week?"
    The articles, the verb to be, the most used adverbs, adjectives and nouns in Spanish, how to ask questions, how to answer them, useful information for buying tickets, booking hostels, buying clothes, etc. In terms of grammar your will learn the present tense, present perfect and going to. In short a survival course which is enough for travelling around
  • How much time do I need to become fluent in Spanish?
    This depends on the effort that a student invests in learning Spanish. Our experience shows that a person who does not speak any Spanish, with a 40-hour course can manage basic communication in Spanish, for example he or she will be able to buy things and to request basic information in Spanish. To become fluent maybe you need to study at least 6 months if you don´t have any knowledge of the language.
  • Do the teachers give homework?
    Yes - they always give you homework or they request you to review what you have studied that day. It is important that you do this, so you can progress faster and the teacher can teach you more.
  • What languages do your teachers speak?
    Most of them speak English, some of them German and French. Bilingual teachers are available for beginners and basic levels, but for intermediate to advanced students only Spanish is used. In any case most of the class will be in Spanish from the beginning.
  • Do your teachers have university degrees?
    Yes, our teachers have University Degrees, most of them in Education and some in Language and Linguistics. Some of them have a Diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
  • Do I work with only one teacher for 4 hours?
    No, usually when students take 4 or more hours per day, they work with two different teachers, changing after two hours. You will you keep the same teachers for the whole course unless you request a change.
  • Do I need to bring any study materials with me?
    The school will provide all your study materials, but if you could bring a good dictionary, a notebook and a pen.
  • Is there a minimum or maximum age for enrollment?
    No - students of all ages are welcome. We have had students from 3 to 75 years old.
  • Can I change my program after enrollment?
    This depends on the kind of change. For example, if you wish to take more hours we can usually arrange that. However, if you wish to reduce your number of hours, you will only be able to do this after the first week, because teachers’ schedules are planned for the whole week bearing in mind your booking.
  • Can I study for a few weeks, then take a break, and then continue for another couple of weeks?"
    Yes, this is possible, but when you return you might not have the same teachers, you will work with the teachers that are available at the moment.
  • When can I start my course?
    You can start one to one Spanish lessons any day of the week, not necessarily on a Monday, but you should book in advance to ensure that teachers are available.
  • Do your teachers work on public holidays?
    Yes, but we don’t work at Christmas and New Year. If you miss lessons because of these holidays we will reschedule them.
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