Weekly dinners and lunches with an Italian family selected for you.

✓ eat Italian food.
✓ practice the local language.
✓ make new friends.

We know you came here hungry for new experiences and we want you to experience Italian culture, for real. 

Get out of the exchange-student bubble.

We believe that you can't really know a country until you know the local people. As an international student, it is easy to spend most of your time with other international students and isolate yourself from the locals.

By participating in Dinehome, you can finally break the ice with the locals and fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

You meet new people.
Make new friends.
Put yourself out there.

Dinehome is a cultural exchange project that wants to give you all the benefits of being hosted without weighing too much on your daily dynamics. Thanks to Dinehome you will discover how Italians live and eat like a real Italian. Week after week, through good food and lots of talk, you will get to know Italian culture better.

No matter if you already know Italian or you want to learn it, Dinehome is an opportunity to learn more about the local language.

The choice to propose yourself as an international student is a precious opportunity to live a unique, pleasant, fun and educational experience.

With Dinehome you will have the opportunity to meet local families and share your language and culture with them.

How it works

Being a host student with Dinehome means having dinner together with an Italian family once a week.
Dinner is held at the family's home and is kindly offered by the family
. You will always visit the same family every week: the family-student combination is fixed so that you can get to know each other better week after week and for an optimal experience, we recommend that you have at least ten dinners together.

Remember that Dinehome is a personal experience, so it is not possible to attend dinners with friends or boyfriends.

Usually Italian families also host you to practice your language/English, so during the dinners you will also have to speak English/your language and not only Italian!

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Register on Dinehome
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Let's make the best match
Italian family match
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The adventure begins
Inizia l'avventura con Dinehome
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What to expect

Italian families participating in Dinehome would like to know and mature by opening up to new values with a spirit of adaptation.

From a logistical point of view, families can be easily reached on foot, by bus or by train.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LOCAL CULTURE
Immerse yourself in the local culture
PRACTICE YOUR ITALIAN WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Practice your Italian with native speakers
SHARE YOUR HISTORY AND BACKGROUND.
Share your story and the one of your country
FEEL AT HOME
Feel at home
START NEW FRIENDSHIPS
Start new friendships

WHY Dinehome

Great experiences

93% satisfied

Really flexible

Testimonials

Listen to what some students who are already participating have to say!

Jay

"The best thing a student can get from the Dinehome program is the opportunity to get to know and build a relationship with someone they wouldn't otherwise know."

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Annalena

"I consider it a perfect way to get in touch with Italians, to learn something about their culture, to improve the language and spend pleasant evenings with delicious food".

5

Julianna

"Personally, the best thing I got from this experience was the friendship with my host family, which I know will last a long time."

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