Language Exchange Homestay in Italy
La Bella Italia!
The Language Exchange Homestay (LEH) program offers the opportunity for participants to become a conversation friend in a local family while sharing their everyday life.
Participants spend approximately 15 hours per week conversing with members of the host family to improve their fluency in English. The rest of the time is yours to immerse yourself in Italian language, culture and lifestyle. Italy is home to much of the world’s greatest art, best food and happiest people who are eager to share their culture while learning about yours. Fabulous pasta, crusty bread, snowy peaks, sunny beaches, Roman ruins and the best of 12th century design – Italy offers a sensational language exchange opportunity.
Where Will You Stay?
Homestay placements are located throughout the country, including Sicily, so it is very important to be flexible about your placement location. Most host family placements are in medium to small cities with larger cities easily accessible via public transportation. As a language exchange homestay participant, you will be warmly welcomed into a host family's home, while having the opportunity to explore the area on your own.
1 month - $1,455
2 months - $1,635
3 months - $1,810
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- Host family search, screening and placement process
- Single room accommodation with carefully screened host family
- Three meals a day for duration of program
- Local office support
- Comprehensive medical insurance
- Pre-departure orientation
- Culture & Etiquette Guidebook
- Enhance your resume with experience as a Private Language Tutor
- Learn a new language through immersion in a different culture and country
- At least 18 years old - retirees welcome!
- Speak fluent English, German or Spanish (other languages depend on specific demand)
- Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or be in the process of getting one
- Relevant experience is a bonus
- Be a citizen of the EU, USA, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa or Canada
Is this Program for You?
This is the perfect program for adults of all ages looking for a true cultural immersion experience. Are you a…
- teacher planning to travel during your summer break or holidays?
- college student taking a semester off or planning to travel over the summer?
- retiree looking for adventure?
- high school graduate wanting to gain world experience before starting college?
- traveler who wants to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad?
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Interested in taking Italian classes in Italy? Check out our Language Schools in Italy.
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