Family Links is an Au-Pair Agency based in Italy established in 1993 which has successfully been placing foreign Au-Pairs within Italian families either in the summer or long-term for the past four years. 

Due to a large demand, we have recently established a "housing guest" programme aiming to promote a cultural exchange among students and young people of different Countries, by means of short stays abroad. 

Foreign students (boys & girls)  can come and spend some time with an Italian family, receiving full board & accommodation in exchange for a few hours of English tuition and conversation per week. 

Most families have children of the same age of their housing guest and do welcome him/her as part of their family, never disappointing the certainly high expectations for the world famous Italian hospitality. 

All our families are carefully screened and looking forward to welcome their housing guest with all the warmth and affection that he/she needs in a foreign country. 

We pride ourselves with being a caring agency and we always try to be very present to help the Au-pair or housing guest settling down with his/her new family. 

A  Housing Guest is a foreign student who desires to spend some time  in Italy in order to learn the Italian language and culture. He/she will be given free accommodation and a warm hospitality by an Italian family in exchange for a few hours of English tuition and conversation per week. 

Here are the general rules for both the housing guest and the host family: 

       foreign guest will be given full board & accommodation and will be treated as part of the family; 

       the housing guest will spend a minimum of 15 hours per week in English tuition and conversation with the host family, taking part to the family life; 

       the housing guest will keep his/her own bedroom and belongings in order, he/she will do his/her own laundry and will help at lunch/dinner time (laying the table, washing the plates, etc) just as a member of the familly; 

       the housing guest will adjust to the family rules such as smoking in the house, time of returning home at night (if any), time of meals, etc.; 

       the housing guest will pay for his/her own personal expenses (phone calls, meals at restaurant, entertainment, etc.) 

       the housing guest will pay for his/her own travelling expenses to and from Italy and for all his/her own travelling expenses while in Italy; 

       housing guests  coming from Countries other than members of the E. E. C. need to issue a medical insurance which will cover all their medical expenses while in Italy. 

The service is free of charge for foreign student while host families would be required  to pay  an agency fee. 

For receiving  further  information please  fill the inquiry  form: we will send the requested information by either email or ordinary mail or you can contact us directly  at: