• Italy
    • Viterbo
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
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Scholarships and financial aid are available.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Aug 10, 2023
Nov 15, 2022
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About Program

Italy is a country of layers where ancient ruins and modern culture exist in harmony. SYA Italy will help you see how the two relate through experiential learning and interdisciplinary classes—all initially taught in English except for Italian. Imagine discussing the origins of democracy at the Roman Forum one day, and then debating government policies at a Model UN conference the next! Viterbo provides the ideal launching point— big enough to offer an exciting day-to-day life; small enough to feel like home and only a 90-minute train ride from Rome. The Italians are welcoming people with a cultural commitment to hospitality. This translates to a feeling of connection throughout your day. Every interaction, whether buying a panino or hanging out with friends, practicing with your soccer team or playing with your band, will enrich your language skills and deepen your relationship with the Italian culture.

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Program Highlights

  • Study for a year, a semester, or for the summer
  • Live with a host family and immerse yourself in the Italian Culture
  • Participate in fieldwork throughout Italy
  • Find your passion through a capstone project

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

SYA Italy review

I had the most amazing experience at SYA Italy. My host family was a perfect match and I learned so much from them. They welcomed my like a member of their family and I have so many amazing memories with them. The friendships I made are ones I know I will have for life. The experiences I had with my classmates are ones that very few people could have at this age. The most amazing part of this journey was the way I was able to learn a language from nothing in such a short amount of time. My teachers were so helpful in making sure we were understanding and enjoying what we are doing. Going to SYA was the best decision I could have made.

  • The traveling I could do
  • The relationships I built
  • The high level of experiential learning
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Yes, I recommend this program

SYA Italy Experience

SYA Italy was an incredible program! l had a phenomenal experience with my host family and the program is very intentional about creating the host family parings and having students integrated into the local community. SYA Italy has amazing professors who were very helpful in not only our transition to living abroad, but also learning Italian and keeping our other academics strong. I loved living in Viterbo and would highly recommend studying abroad with SYA! It is a super fun year, you learn a lot, and you get a once in a lifetime experience to travel abroad and live in a new country!

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