Do you have to know Italian?

Posted by Danielle Bernard 3 years 9 months ago


Hi Danielle, no you don't need to know a single word of Italian. My first year I went in not knowing any and it was no problem. Most of the host families you stay with will speak some level of English and during camp hours you're not supposed to speak any Italian anyways. There are times where Google translate will be your best friend though.

Not at all!

You stay with families that have at least one member who speaks English!!
As well as your management team all speak English.

You do not need to speak Italian in order to apply for our camps. While knowledge of the language can be an advantage, our camps are full English immersion and we discourage tutors from speaking Italian with the children. Every camp has local Italian staff (including the director and helpers) who may assist with any language barriers.