Planning a trip to Spain soon? Inviting a Spanish-speaking visitor into your home is a great way to prepare some basic phrases for communication in Spanish. A phrase book will teach you how to order a meal and find the train station, but there are some expressions that you can only learn from the locals.
A cambio is all about having fun with learning. From going jetskiing to dining out, visiting a museum to simply hanging out with a group of friends, there’s so many things that you can do with your Guest. Your time spent socialising can also be part of your skills exchange, as we encourage our Guests to make learning fun! The activities you choose will depend on what you Guest is interested in and what there is to do in your local area. Here are a few of our suggestions:
Taking someone new into your home for the first time ever is a reason to be excited — and maybe even a little bit nervous. You may ask yourself, “What do I do? What’s next? How can I be a good Host?” Let us tell you now there is no need to be worried. Your Guest’s stay can be pulled off without so much as a hitch: just follow this easy guide from us!
At GoCambio, we encourage our Guests and Hosts to share their experiences by leaving a review once their cambio is finished. Leaving a review for your Guest will help them receive more offers in the future by letting others know what it’s really like to host them.
At GoCambio we love discovering new user’s profiles and today we want to share an interview we had with Namie, a fantastic Host from Japan, who is looking to practice and improve her Spanish language skills. She loves cooking Japanese food and is ready to introduce Guests to the incredible Japanese culture! Here’s a bit more about what we learned from Namie:
The GoCambio philosophy is that every person has something to share with others. Here at GoCambio we are all about authentic travel experiences, and there’s nothing more authentic than an exchange of knowledge between two people, no matter how young or old they are.
Your first GoCambio guest is on the way! But how can you prepare to make this new friend’s trip one they will never forget? Put yourself in their shoes and have a warm welcome waiting for them. A great host knows how to get a house ready for their guest and you should too.
If the following statements sound like you, then you really shouldn’t even think about doing a cambio, because you definitely won’t like it. Not even a bit. Seriously. You should probably just hand in your passport right now, and knock the idea of international travel on the head entirely.
We know that people want to exchange their language skills for a place to stay. And that there are a lots of other people willing to exchange a bed in return for some informal tutoring and language practice. But what other skills could people swap? How to drive? How to cook authentic Italian food? How to play the piano? How to do screen-printing? How to twerk like Miley Cyrus?