Who can participate right now? Anyone living in the EU and anyone living in Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
We will continue to update this program page.
Homestay Tutor In Italy
This is an immersion opportunity to learn Italian and enjoy the Italian culture and food for 1, 2, or 3 months. You'll live like a local with a carefully screened host family and you'll become a part of the community.
When your host family learns English, you're leaving a lifetime skill that they (and you) will never forget.
Teach English abroad in Italy for up to 15 hours each week and live like a local for up to 3 months when you help a family in Italy learn English. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before! Your new host family is more interested in learning conversational English than they are grammar. You'll have so much fun living in Italy by simply speaking English the way you normally do at home. Also, you also have a unique opportunity to learn or improve your Italian!
In a matter of hours, you're walking around your new community like a real Italian citizen. It won’t take long for the locals to start recognizing you and for you to consider your host community your new, temporary home. It’s real and authentic. Get to know the locals. Wake up each day and feel a connection.
Eligibility And Fees
The program fee is $799 for 1 month, $899 for 2 months, or $999 for 3 months.
- Be between 18+. Yes, we can place "more mature" travelers!
- Native English speakers are preferred. If you are not a native English speaker and you have a clear accent, we may be able to place you.
- Have at least a high school diploma.
Included in the program fee:
- Personalized placement with a carefully screened host family. In other words, a place to call home in Italy.
- A comfortable private bedroom for the duration of the program.
- Tutor resources.
- Meals each day except when you’re not at the host home.
- Local support in Italy, 24/7.
- Pre-departure materials.
- Italian language immersion through your host family.
Not included in the program fee:
- Airfare to and from Italy.
- Meals when you're away from the host family and traveling on your own.
- Spending money.
- International insurance.
How does GeoVisions choose host families?
Can I choose my location?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application process like?
"Loved it so much I want to go back!
Signing up to volunteer to teach English to a family in Italy was the best decision I've ever made in my life, no joke. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. It was everything I wanted out of this experience! I also could not have been placed with a better family! They we're AMAZING people and we still keep in touch! The family was extremely welcoming and I felt at home immediately!
I made so many friends! They were all more than happy to show me around their city, and introduce me to their friends and families as well! I keep in contact with many of them, and they are begging me to come back! Anytime I travel I always get suggestions of things to do from locals. I prefer this over touristy suggestions on the internet! It's a completely different and unique way to experience a city!
June 4, 2019
"Just be open to it all
Just be open to the experience and all it has to offer. There are days of frustration, nervousness, anxiety but those days don’t outweigh the absolutely amazing days. Give yourself time to adjust and once you do you’ll have an amazing time and learn so many different things. I’ve been here for two months and I already can see how much I’ve grown as a person. I do a lot of things that I’d never do back home and it’s all thanks to rolling with the punches and being open to all the possibilities of living abroad.
Every time I walk around Florence I discover something new. Italy has so much history. There are always new things to see. I also took language courses which helped me learn more about the country. Learning the language and its history was very important to me.
May 8, 2019
"Geovisions Did A Great Job Of Matching Me Up With A Good Family.
I was very pleased with the GeoVisions program. They matched me up nicely, and the family was really fun to work with and get to know.
July 21, 2019
Request More Information - Opportunities For You
This experience will look great on your CV or Resume. Learn Italian in an immersion setting. Contribute a skill that will last a lifetime.
There are no official "start dates." You can set your dates up with your host family in advance. Age range is 18+ and if you have a clear accent, you don't have to be a native-English speaker. Take the iTEP Conversation test and find out about your English level and accent.