Italian Homestay and School Integration

Location: Italy: Florence

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021

Nacel International

Rue de la Comtesse Cécile Rodez, 12000 France


Our Homestay and School Integration in Italy program offers students the opportunity to experience the Italian way of life and to discover the typical life of a young Italian teenager. They live with an Italian host family and attend a local high school, during the school year, like any Italian student.

Students are welcomed by their host families as if they were a member of the family, and they spend evenings and weekends with their host families. During the weekdays (between September and June), they will go to a local high school with a host sister or brother or a young member of the family.

The program is open to participants 14 to 18 years old (at the date of departure). They start anytime of the year, between September and June, stay in Italy for 2, 4, 8, or 12 weeks. Students are placed in any region according to availability, and it isn’t possible to request a specific geographic area or environment.

- A minimum of two year of Italian language study (one year for the summer program)
- Students will be interviewed in their home country before being accepted
- Participants must show that they are mature enough to participate in the program


In addition to the family integration, the participant will have the chance to go to a public Italian school "Scuela Superiore" with the host sister or brother or with a neighbour (the Italian student and the participant may not be in the same class). They may not be in the same school, in rare cases.

Thus, during the weekdays, the participants will attend all the classes whatever the subjects are: Italian, Mathematics, history, geography, English, Spanish, science, and many other options. The participant is expected to attend all the classes. The aim of this integration is to discover the Italian school system and, overall, have a social integration with Italian teenagers.

This program is perfect for someone who is eager to improve his Italian while discovering the way of life of Italian teenagers.

* Typical day at the school
Classes usually take place during the morning of week days, including Saturday.

The schedule generally goes from 8:00 am to 1:00-2:00 pm. Lunch is not served in the Italian schools.

Class attendance is compulsory, and if a student misses one or more days of school he/she must have a written justification by the family. Similarly students are not allowed to enter late, or exit from school in advance, without a written permission of the family or, in case of some sudden illness, without the intervention of a teacher or of the Preside himself.

Italian students have a lot of homework to do at home. You should attempt to complete your homework as well, from the very beginning, in order to get used to it and to participate more actively to the school life.

Type of Programs
  • Student Exchange
  • Language Immersion
  • Experiential Learning
  • Outdoor Education

  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Italian

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Administration fees
* 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

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Italy


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application
Year Founded