We are a family

I'm a student

The first hosting experience within everyone’s reach, connecting Italian families with Erasmus students for unique home-dining moments.


Hospitality made easy

Only a dinner-a-week commitment and no extra bed needed by the family.

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Tailored for you

Each pairing is uniquely hand-crafted to match your preferences.

Discover a new bridge between international students and local families!

Dinehome offers an innovative way to host. To make people feel welcomed in your home, you just need a relaxed dining area and a cosy kitchen!

How does Dinehome work?

Dinehome allows you to discover a new culture and speak a foreign language in a familiar and hospitable environment. Families and students are carefully paired and dine together once a week.

Happy host family having dinner with international student
drawing of earth globe - cultural exchange
Cultural exchange.
Figli che praticano lingua straniere
Practice a foreign language with native
Amici in tutto il mondo
Friends all over the world.
*The match with native speakers is subject to availability.
Disegno del globo terrestre - scambi culturali
Cultural exchange.
Studenti che praticano lingua locale
Practice Italian.
Immerse yourself into the Italian

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satisfaction rate 93%

Agnethe K.

It is an amazing opportunity that you cannot let pass. You get the chance to learn about the Italian’s way of life and practice your Italian.

Dec 7, 2018
Antonia G.

It's a great opportunity to meet nice people, to improve language skills and to get to know the Italian kitchen.

Jan 7, 2019
Matthew S.

Take the opportunity if you can, it's a fantastic experience and really adds to the year abroad.

Dec 3, 2018
Umair H.

This is the special and very good service and opportunity to spend time with Italian families offered be Dinehome.

Nov 19, 2018
Sarah C.

I would recommend it for making connections with local families in Italy.

Nov 18, 2018
Neha R.

It is a great cultural experience that I would recommend.

Nov 22, 2018
Ahmed E.

It's an amazing experience to exchange culture and share conversation with people you would have never met if it wasn't for this program!

Nov 25, 2018
Jannell T.

Such a great first-hand experience. My host family was so kind and open to meeting me. Every dinner has been a great experience!

Dec 14, 2018
Benedikt C.

It’s a great opportunity to practice Italian in a nice, homey atmosphere and learn more about Italian culture from a family.

Dec 14, 2018
Irina B.

I am spending most of the time at school, speaking English and surrounded by americans. There are days I forget that I live in Italy, because I do not get to interact to any Italians.

Sep 27, 2017
Muhammad S.

I realize that by just roaming around the city I won't be able to make a better connection to it as compared to having lively chats with people who live here.

Sep 27, 2017
Giulia M.

As an international student in Bologna it is easy to rest inside the "Erasmus bubble" and lose any contact to locals. I am a curious person, always looking for new experiences and adventures.

Sep 28, 2017
Simon A.

I'd like to develop my Italian, and build a connection to people in Bologna to better understand the city I'm living in. I live in a bubble of foreign students, and it'd be great to escape from that.

Oct 2, 2017
Jitka N.

I love Italian culture and I would like to meet new people and see a typical family in Italia.

Apr 11, 2018
Erick M.

The perfect way to meet an authentic Italian family.

Apr 12, 2018
Kaia S.

It seems to be difficult to get to know the real Bologna being an Erasmus student. I am very interested in seeing how a real Bolognese family lives.

Apr 9, 2018
Sabah H.

I'd love to become familiar with an Italian family in a home environment, and have an opportunity to practice and better my Italian, or help others with their English if they should so desire.

Oct 13, 2017
Rosie B.

It is lovely to spend some time in a family environment and get to known some locals so that I can feel at home when I miss my own family!

Nov 8, 2017
Bianca A.

DineHome is a wonderful idea to get in touch with the Italian language, food and culture and there is no better way to get to know it than with an Italian family.

Feb 28, 2018