We know you came here hungry for new experiences, and we would like you to taste the Italian culture and cuisine, for free.
Dinehome gives you the possibility to meet with a local family and take delight in sharing cultural and linguistic differences.
Participating in Dinehome as a host student consists of having dinner with an Italian 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.
Dinehome has no additional cost but for the transport to reach the host family house.
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 your Italian, 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.
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."
the age limit to join is 30 years old