We're dedicated to help you live your dreams of exploring the world.
Travel is the antidote to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Everyone should have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by experiencing another culture.
That's why we work with local families who want to host someone who speaks English.
We screen both our host families and our Travelers to ensure everyone is as safe as possible. Then we help with introductions and arrangements. (Don't worry, you get to make the final decision on your host family!)
As you discover a new country, a new lifestyle, and a new culture, you'll also discover a lot about yourself.
Start your adventure today with our free, five-minute application.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
HOW OUR COMPANY STARTED
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness...Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
That is the reason behind our program.
Hi there! It's Sara here, Rome Abroad's Managing Director.
In 2010, I had a friend who knew a family in Pisa. This family wanted to host a native English speaker to help their daughter. So off I went! The art, the history, the people, and the food all fascinated me. The travel bug had bitten.
To be honest, sometimes it was difficult to be out of my comfort zone. But when it was time to leave, I realized that I had grown so much in such a short time. How had my experience helped me grow?
✦ I was more confident.
✦ I was more open-minded.
✦ I had made lifelong friends.
My perspective was much more well-rounded. I had learned so much about myself, my culture, and the world in general.
Eventually I spent two more summers in Italy because I loved it so much. Then I realized that other people should get this life-changing opportunity too. But it can be expensive to live abroad. That's why we keep our program affordable.
In 2015, I started Rome Abroad. Now we’ve helped over 160 people live abroad. Although things started in Italy, now we also work with host families in Spain, China, France, and Australia.
✦ To help you have amazing experiences.
✦ To help you broaden your perspectives.
✦ To help you experience other cultures.
✦ To provide an an antidote to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
✦ To encourage broad, wholesome, charitable views of people.
Whether it's through our program or another way, add more travel into your life! Andiamo!