We know you came here hungry for new experiences, and we would like you to taste the local culture and cuisine, for real.
Get out of the "exchange-student bubble"
We at Dinehome believe that you don't really know a place until you meet with the locals. Being an international student, it's easy to spend most of your time with other exchange/Erasmus students and isolate yourself from the local people.
By participating in Dinehome, you will be able to break the ice with the local people and completely immerse yourself in a new culture.
Meet new people. Make new friends. Put yourself out there.
We wish to give you, as exchange university students, all the advantages of dining with a local family without overburdening your day to day routine.
Thanks to Dinehome, you are going to be able to discover how local people live, and you will eat just like real natives do. Week by week, through good food and many chats, you will get to discover the culture of the country you’re living in and get to know the local language better.
We offer you a precious opportunity to enjoy a unique, fun and educational experience with a native host family.
Dinehome gives you the possibility to meet with a local family and take delight in sharing cultural and linguistic differences.
How does it work?
Participating in Dinehome as a host student consists of having dinner with a local family once a week. The dinner is held at the host family’s house and is kindly offered by the host family. You will be invited to visit the same family every week. The student-family match is fixed to give you the opportunity to build a friendship with your host family. For a proper cultural immersion, we suggest you enjoy at least ten meals together.
Keep in mind that Dinehome is a solo experience, so it is not possible to participate with personal friends nor girl/boyfriends.
A reason why host families host you is to practice your mother tongue language / English. If you are willing to practice the local language, remember that you are expected to speak English as well!
The families seeking the Dinehome experience wish to discover and grow up by opening themselves to new cultures and values. Logistically, you can easily reach all families' homes by bus, metro or train.
Immerse yourself into the local culture
Practice The Local Language with native speakers
Share your story and culture
Feel at home
Make new friends
Read the stories of students who already enjoyed the Dinehome experience.
"The best experience that a student can gain from the Dinehome program is the opportunity to meet and build a relationship with someone whom they would never meet otherwise."
"I would totally recommmend it because I consider it as an perfect option to get in to touch with italians, to learn something about their cultures, to improve languages and to spend nice evenings with delicious food.”
"It’s a great opportunity to practice Italian in a nice, homey atmosphere and learn more about Italian culture from a family. Also it’s a beautiful cultural exchange and funny to teach English to kids."