St. Ignatius

Italian Exchange Program

Moderator: Mr. Paul Bourke  (

Program Overview: Eight SI students will host an Italian student from Leone XIII for 10-15 days in November, then travel to Italy in early June for two to three weeks.  Students will spend one week in Milano with their exchange partner, and travel to various destinations within Italy. The host family is expected to provide a safe and welcoming place for the Italian students to stay while learning about the Bay Area and improving their conversational English skills.  

Email completed applications to Mr. Paul Bourke by the end of September.

Application Form Found Here

Important Dates:

  • September - Students selected & matched with Italian student
  • October - Parent Meeting
  • Early November  - Italian students arrive in San Francisco
  • Early June - SI students travel to Italy