Lodging is usually a combination of hotels and homestays. All hotels are pre screened by our local Vida Staff members and uur host families are also carefully selected. Our staff members conduct prior in-home visits, and frequent assessments are performed to ensure a high-quality homestay experience. Families are trained in food handling, diet restrictions, cultural competency, and diversity. Homestays are usually within a very short walking distance from one another. Therefore the bilingual guides and bilingual physicians are nearby. All students are given emergency numbers to call should a concern or problem arise during a homestay.