Participants report very different family experiences on their return evaluation forms.
"My host took me to a food market and we found ourselves eating all sorts of interesting dishes."
"I rarely saw my family. My very comfortable room was above a garage and I took my meals, prepared by a maid, alone."
"I was invited to a fiesta with my extended family. Everyone treated me like a long lost cousin from the U.S. they hadn't seen in years. It was one of the best times of my life."
"The family stay was most helpful. I believe my family was willing to answer my questions, and treated me warmly. Between my family and my classes, my language ability increased tremendously - and my confidence in my own abilities did too!"