Live like a local

Mi casa es su casa

Warm and friendly, accommodating and courtesy, host families offer you an authentic Guanajuato living experience. Unique in their character, each CONOCE homestay is designed to offer meaningful interaction in a safe and secure location. All host families provide a full range of amenities, support and services to help you live like a local.


Located in a variety of neighborhoods, the proximity to shopping, restaurants, parks and landmarks differ, however, each homestay is within reasonable walking distance (40 minutes) from the university and city center. Host families will assist you in learning the best walking routes and how to use public transportation. Before you know it, Guanajuato will feel like your home away from home.

Rooms and amenities
  • Wifi: continuous access in the homestay

  • House key: student guests will receive their own set of keys to access the home

  • Bedroom: single and double occupancy available

  • Desk: a quiet area to study is provided

  • Shared bath: in most cases student guests should expect to share a bathroom with other family members

  • Common areas: student guest may use the living room, TV area, kitchen and other common areas at the family's discretion

  • Essentials: bed linens, pillow, bath towel, iron

  • On-site office: CONOCE staff is on hand Mon. to Fri. to assist students

  • Airport pick-up: transportation from the airport (BJX) to your accommodations at the start of academic term

  • Orientation: information provided on housing rules, Mexican culture, university life, health, safety, security and more  

  • Meals: three meals daily Mon. through Sat. Two meals on Sun.

  • Weekly cleaning service: includes student guest's bedroom, bathroom and common areas  

  • Weekly laundry service: includes student guest's clothing, bed linens and bath towel

Safety and security
  • Background check: all family members 18 years of age or older provide documentation from the local authorities verifying no prior convictions

  • CONOCE staff: personnel available to student guests 24/7 in event of emergency 

  • Bedroom locks: bedrooms can be locked from the inside for additional privacy

  • Fire safety: each homestay includes a fire extinguisher and smoke detector


Regardless of your style, Guanajuato offer guests a variety of entertainment options.

  • Monthly social events: hosted by CONOCE staff, events explore cultural themes and give student guests greater insight into Mexican celebrations

  • Bars and restaurants: from small cafes to roof-top ice-cream shops to local markets and high-end restaurants, culinary options abound in Guanajuato

  • Museums: enhance your knowledge of Mexican history, art and culture in the multitude of museums throughout the city

  • Sports and outdoors: with a passion for sport, Guanajuato has numerous athletic facilities and sports leagues. The surrounding mountains are ideal for outdoor adventures whether you prefer to hike or bike.

Contact Us


Positos 46A, Zona Centro

Guanajuato, Gto. Mexico 36000

Tel: +1 561 235 4023

WhatsApp: +1 561 235 4023

© 2023 Center of New Opportunities and Continuing Education

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