Is La Dolce Vita calling you? Does the idea of waking up surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Romans or the Renaissance make you swoon? Then studying in Italy may be the perfect place for you spend your semester (or year) abroad.
Not only is it home to some of the best food and most unique culture in the world, Italy is also very well known for it’s institutes of higher education. Can’t speak Italian? Don’t fret! Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, or study abroad student, you’re sure to find something to suit your interests and language level. Although not all universities offer complete degree programs in English, many offer select courses in English and Italian courses for international students. Program providers, like AIFS also provide English courses in Italy.
Italy is a unique country, even within itself. Since it wasn’t unified until the mid 19th century, many of the regions have maintained some of their own flair, foods, traditions, and customs. With an extensive rail and bus system as well as numerous airports, you’re only a short trip away from the rest of Europe. Italy has proved timeless in its beauty and has a distinct personality unlike anywhere else in the world. You’re sure to discover something new every day along the ancient, windy streets and in the modern, cosmopolitan cities.
The first step, and the most daunting is choosing a city that fits your needs (psst! take this cool personality quiz to see your city match!). Consider what you want to study, your language proficiency and the type of area you want to live in. This will help you narrow down programs, but to get you started, here are some of the best universities in Italy for international students: