We know you have arrived here hungry for new experiences and we want you to experience Italian culture, for real.
With Dinehome you will have the opportunity to meet local families and share your language and culture with them.
Being a host student with Dinehome means having dinner together with an Italian family once a week.
Dinner is held in the family's home and is kindly offered by the family. You will always visit the same family every week: thefamily-student pairing is fixed so that you can get to know each other better week after week and, for the best experience, we recommend that you have at least ten dinners together .
Remember that Dinehome is a personal experience, so it is not possible to participate in dinners with friends or boyfriends.
Usually Italian families also host you to practise your language/English, so during the dinners you will also have to speak English/your language and not just Italian!
The Italian families who participate in Dinehome want to learn and mature by opening up to new values with a spirit of adaptation.
From a logistical point of view, the families are easily accessible on foot, by bus or by train.
Listen to what some of the students who are already participating have to say!
"The best thing a student can receive from the Dinehome programme is the opportunity to get to know and build a relationship with someone they would not otherwise know."
"I consider it a perfect way to get in touch with Italians, to learn something about their culture, to improve the language and to spend pleasant evenings with delicious food."
"Personally, the best thing I got from this experience was the friendship with my host family, which I know will last a long time."