NIÑOS DEL LAGO
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I start my classes any day of the week?
You can start classes Monday through Saturday. We suggest you reserve your classes one week in advance.
What do I need to bring for classes?
Only a Spanish-language dictionary and any Spanish-language books you want to read for practice. The school provides textbooks, workbooks and exercises.
Is there Internet connection at school or at the home where I'll be staying?
Yes, there is Internet at the school and host families.
Are there ATMs in San Pedro?
There are two. One near the Panajachel dock ('embarcadero') and another at the Banrural up in the main town centre, near the market
Can I pay in dollars, or only in quetzals?
We accept dollars and quetzales.
Do you accept credit cards in the school?
Yes. There is online payment with a surcharge of 7%.
Can you arrange transportation from the airport to San Pedro?
We can arrange shuttle service from and to San Pedro from 7am to 1pm. After hours, we can arrange for a private taxi at any time.
How much is the airport transfer to San Pedro?
The shuttle costs $25; the private taxi, $100
Will the school organize my stay in the city if I arrive late at the Guatemala City airport?
Yes, we can make a reservation for the stay in hotels near the airport and arrange transportation the next day to San Pedro.
Can I live with host family, being vegetarian?
Yes, the host families are experienced with cooking for vegetarians.
Can I start living with the family on the day I arrive, or do I have to find a hotel the first night?
You can live with a family starting on the day you get to San Pedro, any day of the week, as long as you have made a reservation.
Do the host families speak English?
Yes, enough to get by.
What gifts I can bring my family and how many members are there?
This is difficult to say, because families are assigned as students arrive. Bring some postcards, pens, shirts and so on.
Can I change my host family or teacher if I am not happy with either?
Yes. You can also change to experience living with another family or learning with a different teacher. We are very flexible.
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