Sant’Anna Institute’s host families are located throughout Sorrento and are able to accommodate up to three students in each home. Living with a host family is the best way to immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture, as well as learn the secrets of Italian cuisine. Host families will provide breakfast daily and students can choose the option to have dinner with the host family, too. Students will receive:
· Bed in a private or shared room with Sant’Anna students
· WiFi connection
· Access to laundry
Being able to stay with a host family will not only be an amazing way to learn the Italian language quickly but the student will also be able to make a lifelong connection with the family. Homestay accommodations are on a first-come first-serve basis, so it’s highly recommended to apply early! For students who truly want the authentic Italian experience, staying with a local family will be an excellent opportunity to experience the different culture through the wonderful food, daily interactions with the family, and ability to create a lifelong bond right here in Sorrento.
For any questions regarding home stay accomodations, click the Contact Us tab to speak with a staff member!
“Living with a host family has to be the best decision I have
ever made while studying abroad. I remember the first day
we met, I did not know what to expect. My family welcomed
my roommate, Steph, and I with open arms. [They] feed us
until our stomachs are full and help us understand and learn
about the Italian culture in a different light. Over the past
month we have bonded and truly grown to be family. It’s so
nice to go home to smiles and an Italian home. They look out
for us and take us places around Sorrento, as well! I couldn’t
be more blessed for the family I am living with!”
—Stephanie Mele, Spring 2016
"I really feel like I have a home away from home. My Mama and Papa Italiano are very special to me. They get so excited to hear about my day and different adventures I get myself into! [My host sisters] Dona and Katia have shown me so many neat places and introduced me to many of their friends! My italian host family has truly made my experience here special and I wouldn’t trade them for anything!"
—Katie Hibbard, Spring 2016