Recent research on environmental psychology has shown that the environment has a dramatic impact on the cognitive, affective and social processes that are activated when we learn. That is why we think it is very important that accommodation is a confortable, safe, supporting and caring place for our students. We want our students’ stay to be fully integrating.
Our students can choose between the following options:
- “Duques de Soria” student dormitory
- A host family
Both options have advantages. You choose.
Our student dormitory
Our student dormitory is a comfortable and quiet place to stay. It is very convenient, as it is located in the same complex as CIAM facilities, and only 500 meters away from the city center. Staying there is a suitable option to be part of the cultural and university life of a Spanish city, and to share experiences with young people of different cultures.
The dormitory is in a 16th-century building which has been completely renovated and adapted so that everyone can feel at home. It has fully equipped single and double rooms, with wardrobes and study tables, as well as private bathrooms. The dormitory also has common rooms, including a study room, TV room, projection room, gym, laundry and ironing facilities, Wi-Fi throughout the building, 24-hour reception, and a large garden.
The student dormitory provides sheets, pillows and towels, but it does not provide soap and shampoo. There is a cleaning service of the room and bathroom every day, and bed sheets are changed once a week. Common areas are cleaned every day following COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Meal hours can be adapted to the guests, and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, including weekends and holidays.
- Price per day: 25€ in a shared double room on a full-board basis.
- Price for 15 days: 330€ in a shared double room on a full-board basis.
Living with a host family
Living with a host family is an invaluable experience, a unique opportunity to challenge oneself and develop linguistic and intercultural skills. Living with a family ensures using Spanish to communicate and it also helps breaking down prejudices and stereotypes, and having a broader perspective.
Our families are special. Soria is a city where everyone knows each other and we know our host families. In fact, they are part of our community and our project. Besides a familiar environment to spend time and talk, they offer students an individual or doubled room, the use of common spaces at the house, a private or shared bathroom, and Wi-Fi connection. The families live very close to the city center and no more than 30 minutes away from CIAM.
We select families after visiting their house, which provides information about the family members and the relationships between them. For us it is important to ensure effective communication with them, as we want our students to feel welcome.
- Price per day: 30€ in a single room on a full-board basis.
This price includes all expenses (water, electricity, gas, heating, bed sheets, towels, iron and washing machine).
Your safety is guaranteed
In order to book your accommodation, it is necessary to indicate your choice (student dormitory or host family) in the application, as well as the accommodation regime (only accommodation or accommodation on a full-board basis) and the date of arrival and departure from Soria. Once a course has begun, if students wish to extend their stay, they must talk with one of the members of the CIAM team and we will arrange it for them.
It is possible to change accommodation throughout the program if a student feels that a different option might be more suitable for them. Our team analyzes every situation and tries to find the most suitable accommodation for each student depending on their personal needs.
Students with allergies or medical conditions must inform us in the registration form and notify the student dormitory staff or their host family upon arrival.