Study Abroad in Italy

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  • About

    A country of fashion, food, and football - studying in Italy is a unique and exciting experience. Italy is absorbed in history, and time spent in the capital will show this in all of its (tasty) glory. Hoards of international students are flocking to Italy for study abroad experiences, and you could be the next one! Besides the hustle and bustle of the big cities, Italy also has places full of natural beauty and tranquility, whose architecture and sights will astound you.

    Study art where Michelangelo once painted, or see firsthand the settings of the Western world's most famous theatrical dramas, such as Verona from Romeo and Juliet! All of this is at the tip of your fingers when studying in Italy. Hop on a vespa to your new favorite pizzeria, check out some active volcanoes, or while-away the afternoon on one of Italy's beaches (all in between studying, of course).

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  • Popular Destinations

    Study abroad in the "boot" provides everything a visiting student could ever want, from exciting cities, culture and museums, to a variety of festivals, music, film, and beer. Italy has more sites included on UNESCO's World Heritage List than any other country!

    From the olive groves of Tuscany to the cathedrals that dot the countryside to the lively seaside beaches, you can rest easy knowing no matter which location you select for your experience, you're going to have an amazing experience.

    Studying in Rome:

    The largest city in Italy is known for its historical past and as the seat of the Roman Empire, and has remained the political and cultural center of the republic. The Eternal City holds the many desired secrets to the success of the Roman Empire and the long history of Italy. Many of the ancient monuments still stand in some of the most unexpected places, and even after a whole semester in Rome you'll be amazed that you can still live your modern day-to-day life amidst thousands of years of history.

    Studying in Florence:

    Home to the Renaissance movement and the birthplace and inspiration to some of the most famous artists in history, Florence will bring out the inspired artist in you as you walk through its many streets. You will never cease to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the historical city center. UNESCO estimates that sixty percent of the world's greatest works of art are located in Florence, so if you are interested in art, chances are you won't be bored. The big-city feel of this small city makes it an exciting, yet cozy place to spend a semester or year.

    Studying in Venice:

    Continuously dubbed the most romantic city in the world, Venice is hard to beat. Spending a semester getting lost in the winding streets of the main city would be breathtaking at every turn. A city made of 117 islands connected by 409 bridges may sound vast, and the number of times you lose yourself will be many, but the city is actually relatively small by Italian standards. Every wrong turn shows you a new side of Venice. History can be seen in every building and every local as they go about their daily routine in what seems make-believe.

    Studying in Milan:

    It's the perfect home away from home for the big-city lovers. In the business and fashion capital of Europe don't expect to find the leisurely hilltop lunches you do in Tuscany, but your new designer duds will surely impress your friends back home. Milan is a great place for business, international relations, and fashion majors. A number of top fashionistas reside here and offer internships to the prestigious students of Italy.

    Studying in Sicily:

    Sicily itself is a marvel. The biggest island in the Mediterranean is blessed with a mild climate and some amazing natural wonders. Sicily boasts a drastic mix of cultural influences and the popular city of Syracuse is a cultural melting pot. The beautiful beaches are, of course, another great motivator in influencing decisions!

  • Planning Your Trip
    How to Choose a Program

    Italy is quickly gaining a reputation as an outstanding country to seek international education. There are nearly 100 different universities in Italy to choose from, and finding the best fit (or the best study abroad program for you!) will prove crucial in defining your study abroad experience.

    Language

    It's possible to find programs from many fields of study, most notably art, design, philosophy, cooking, or fashion, taught in your native tongue. But as they say, "When in Rome!" It's probably best to familiarize yourself a bit with the language.

    If you're not confident in your Italian, consider a program which offers classes taught in both languages or learn Italian in Italy at a local school. In this way, you'll be able to learn extensively about the culture AND sharpen your language skills! Get started by memorizing these handy Italian phrases before you go.

    Housing

    When you select a study abroad program, consider the differing types of accommodation offered by the program. Choose a program where your living situation is comfortable for you - if the idea of having a foreign roommate does not sound ideal, opt to live with another American. If more hangtime with other Americans sounds silly to you, select the international dormitory!

    SAI's study abroad programs in Italy gives students the option to stay in either their own apartment or in a family homestay. whereas ISA Abroad automatically places students in shared apartment accommodations. Some programs will even allow you to secure your housing independently! Regardless of the program, you can rest assured that your organized housing will be conveniently located within close proximity to your new university.

    Immersion and Cultural Activities

    You may find that some programs offer included cultural activities or field trips in their program costs. Sometimes, it is recommended to trust the professionals - it's likely they've been there awhile, and the company probably has a pretty good idea of what's best to see in the area! If trusting others with your weekend fun sounds too easy, opt for a program that gives you more freedom.

    API Study Abroad's program in Tuscania gives students the option to participate in pre-planned excursions. Expenses such as "Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations" is all included! Not all of these excursions are purely educational - some are for fun, like AIFS Abroad's wine, chocolate, and cheese tastings!

  • Scholarships

    All those bottomless bowls of pasta are going to add up! Don't let the cost of study abroad get you down. Scholarships are a great means for lessening the financial burden of a semester abroad. Here's just the beginning!

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  • JCU Study Abroad Students at the Colosseum in Rome
    John Cabot University
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    Study abroad next spring, summer, or fall at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Enroll directly in an American university...
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  • Arcadia Study Abroad
    Together with our academic partner, the Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, come experience the beauty and wonder of the...
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  • Spend a semester in Rome with CEA
    CEA
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    Ever dreamed of living in a city that's been a cultural, political, and religious leader for more than 2,000 years? Study...
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  • CET Academic Programs, Italy, Siena
    CET Academic Programs
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    Ready for a study abroad experience that includes rigorous academics and takes advantage of an off-the-beaten-path location...
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  • Study Abroad in Milan, Italy with SAI at NABA
    SAI Programs
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    Take your passion for design to the next level by spending an inspiring semester with SAI at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti...
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  • ISA
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    Milan is Italy's center for fashion, finance and commerce. This modern, cosmopolitan city is home to several trade and...
  • Florence
    SACI Studio Art Centers International
    The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our...
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  • CAPA International Education, a view of Florence
    CAPA The Global Education Network
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    The CAPA The Global Education Network Florence Program offers the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself academically...
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  • Study Italian in Florence with Eurocentres!
    Eurocentres
    What are you waiting for? Don't let another day pass without perfecting your Italiano! Study Italian in Florence with...
  • Study Abroad with IES Abroad in Milan
    IES Abroad
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    No matter what level of Italian you speak, we invite you to study here and experience Milan's rich culture. You are placed...
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  • Athena Students in Florence
    Athena Study Abroad
    Studying abroad in Florence, Italy means that you will experience one of the most artistically and culturally rich cities in...
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  • LABA campus: the building with the green roof
    Dolomit
    Dolomit offers a summer school on the northern shore of Lake Garda, in the province of Trentino, Northeast Italy. Here the...
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  • NYU Florence students in Piazza della Signoria
    NYU Global Programs
    Take classes this fall at NYU Florence, located on a beautiful estate with five 15th-century villas. Live on the estate or...
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    Art History Abroad
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    This course travels through Italy four times a year, exploring all aspects of culture, such as history, music, politics,...
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  • SPI Study Abroad Italy
    SPI Study Abroad
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    Located in the heart of scenic Tuscany, SPI Study Abroad's Italian immersion program in Siena, Italy is ideal for all...
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