Homestay and High School in Italy
Are you looking to discover the beauty and colors of the Italian culture, while attending a short-term high school exchange program? Or maybe just experience a summer homestay immersion program in Italy?
Our Italian homestay immersion in Italy offers students the opportunity to experience the Italian way of life, and allow them to discover the typical life of a young Italian teenager, by living with an Italian host family and eventually attending a local Italian high school like Italian students do, during the school year, or no school, during the summer. The program lasts from 2 to 12 weeks. During the Italian homestay immersion in Italy, students will be welcomed by their Italian host families as if they were a new member. During the weekdays (between September and June), he/she will go to a local high school with a host sister or brother, to learn more about the Italian educational system. If coming during the summer vacations, you will for sure not attend school but enjoy an Italian summer with your siblings!
Students will improve their knowledge of the Italian culture and language through active participation in family, school and community life. The program gives students an opportunity to spend a certain period of time, studying at an Italian high school and living with an Italian volunteer family. Some schools organize extra-curricular activities in the afternoon (sports, theater etc.). The school year starts in the middle of September and ends towards the middle of June. You may also come during the summer holidays.
During the homestay immersion in Italy, accommodation is provided by an Italian host family, with full board.
During their short stay in Italy, students will have the opportunity to spend their weeks with a volunteer host family. During this time, you will be able to share your culture with them, and they will be also expecting you to learn and get involved with day to day family activities.
The volunteer family hosts the student on a full board basis. We will place the student with a carefully selected Italian family or families, for the duration of the program. Host families are interviewed at home, to insure that they have the capacity and economic resources to properly host a teenage exchange student. Host families come from varied social and economic backgrounds, and live in a variety of locations (in a big town, in a small city, in a village or on a farm...). Wherever the student’s host family lives, there are wonderful things to discover and absorb.
Homestay immersion in Italy: available all year round. The school immersion program can start anytime during the school year. The summer immersion program takes place in July and August.
Please indicate your preferred start and end date on your application form.
Italian homestay and school immersion in Italy
* Price in Euros per participant.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
- Administration fees
- Host family placement on a full board basis
- Host school placement
- Airport pick-up and transfer to/from the host family
- Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program.
Price does not include
- International airfare
- Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by the family, the school or others
- Extra language courses
- School excursions, books, material, uniform, school lunches if needed, school tuition fees if any (some public schools may require the student to pay between 50 and 150 Euros administration fee)
- Local transport (from and to school as well as private)
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
You must be from 14 to 18 years of age, and you must have a minimum of 1 year of studies in Italian.
Even though this is not an academic program, we will expect students to be dedicated and interested during the daily lectures at school.
Students are required to be open minded and adaptable, as they can be placed anywhere in Italy.