WEP International Programs

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 AGE : 
  min. 19 years old

  4 to 12 weeks

  all year round


Available in France and Italy, the “Language Buddy” program offers the opportunity for participants to become a conversation friend to a local family while sharing their everyday life. They may speak to one or several family members in order to help them improve their language skills through conversation. The participant may also have to assist them with their homework. The amount of time dedicated to conversations should be 15 hours/week.

The program is open to English, French, German or Spanish speakers. Other languages depend on specific demand. 

Accommodation & meals
Participants stay with a volunteer host family who provides them with full board and a single room in exchange of their conversations with a family member. 

Terms of participation
- Be min. 19 years old
- Have English/French/German/Spanish as mother tongue (other languages on demand)
- Be a graduate or currently enrolled in Higher Education / University
- Be a student in an education-related field
- Relevant experience is a plus
- Be a European citizen or able to get a visa “waiver” that allows a stay in Italy for 12 weeks
- Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial terms
Included : host family search, screening and placement process - accommodation and meals as described - local assistance - administrative fees - various taxes
Not included : transfer - return transportation - local transportion - personal expenses - travel insurance - passport & visa fees