Advice for your safety.

Some tips on how to make the Dinehome experience safer
  1. Use your true identity
    Dinehome is a network for you and the people living in your own city. Using your true identity and faithfully representing your person are key requirements for being a member of Dinehome.
  2. Prepara tutto
    Assicurati di discutere in anticipo tutti i dettagli dell'incontro con la tua famiglia/studente. Conoscere le tempistiche e i possibili punti di ritrovo farà risparmiare tempo e farà funzionare le cose in modo più fluido. Porta sempre con te il tuo cellulare. Assicurati di essere riconosciuto il giorno della prima cena insieme e di fissare un chiaro punto d'incontro e orario. Non esitare a contattare il tuo match alcune ore prima dell'orario del ritrovo per assicurarti che siano in orario e che non abbiamo bisogno di aiuto per raggiungere il punto di ritrovo.
  3. Sii chiaro sugli accordi
    È molto importante che qualsiasi accordo sia chiaro sin dall'inizio: concordate anticipatamente sia l’orario di inizio e l’orario di fine cena. Tieni sempre presente che possono capitare occasionalmente circostanze impreviste tali da costringere un ospite o un invitato a cancellare o posticipare la cena. In questo caso vi chiediamo gentilmente di farlo sapere alla famiglia/studente il prima possibile e ricordatevi che saper essere flessibili aiuta considerevolmente in questo caso.
  4. Introduce
    yourself to your match. Tell him/her a little bit about your family and why you are participating in Dinehome.
    Also, we recommend that you write in English the first time, stay updated and respond quickly to messages.
  5. Be yourself
    Be open about yourself. To save time when you introduce yourself, try to communicate the most important things about yourself first.
  6. Find out more about your matching
    Read their presentation and feel free to ask for more information. Be informed about other members' culture and make sure you are informed about any cultural/religious differences and different sensitivities.
  7. Arrive
    Check in advance if your family is able to pick you up at a designated point. If you are not sure where to go, do not hesitate to contact them and ask for help. If possible, check on the internet the map of the neighborhood where your host family lives before you arrive, including the route and transportation to your host family and back home.
  8. Try not to be late
    Make sure you contact your family and let them know if you are late. Don't forget to charge your phone! If you happen to be late, call your family and let them know. Make sure your phone is on and charged at all times on the day of dinner.
  9. Stay in touc
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    Exchange the necessary contact information with your family/student and contact them whenever you need to inform them of any changes to your plans.
  10. Always keep records
    We recommend that you communicate with your family/student via Email/Whatsapp to make sure there is a record of your interaction if there are any problems.
  11. Have fun!
    Relax! When you meet your family/student, make sure you are rested, positive and eager to have fun and socialize during dinner.