"The family was very nice. I was given a warm welcome by the family. Their family life was a bit different like it’s for me in Austria. But it was a great new experience to see how everyday life of an extended family is like."
Age: From 14 to 18 Years Old
Dates: September to May.
Length: 4, 8 or 12 weeks
Price: From 1840 EUR
Are you looking to discover the beauty and colors of the Italian culture, while attending a short-term high school exchange program?
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 attending a local Italian high school like Italian students do, during the school year. The program lasts from 4 to 12 weeks. During the Italian homestay and school 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.
• Nacel’s homestay with an Italian host family provides firsthand opportunity to understand the Italian culture, and improve language communication skills.
• Our Host families are volunteers.
• The Italian homestay program will improve the student’s knowledge of Italian culture and language through active participation in family, school and community life.
• The Italian homestay and school integration program is a good way to test and prepare a student to apply for a longer academic program.
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 stars in the middle of September and ends towards the middle of June.
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.
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 between mid September and the end of May only. The program can start anytime of the school year.
Please indicate your preferred start and end date on your application form.
Italian homestay and school immersion in Italy
|Italy||Italian Homestay and High School||All across Italy||4 weeks||IMIT1||1 840 EUROS|
|Italy||Italian Homestay and High School||All across Italy||8 weeks||IMIT2||2 590 EUROS|
|Italy||Italian Homestay and High School||All across Italy||12 weeks||IMIT3||3 790 EUROS|
Dates: Between mid September and the end of May. The program can start anytime of the year.
-Host family placement on a full board basis
-Host school placement
-Airport pick-up and transfer to the host family
-Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program
Price does not include:
-International Travel insurance
-Visa, passport and medical exam fees
-Extra activities organized by the family, the school or others
-Extra language courses
-Personal expenses and pocket money
-Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
-Application fees (65 euros)