I took the TEFL course in the winter of 2011. My apartment was a few blocks from the school and was a giant, beautiful flat with a wrap-around patio. The TEFL program set up my housing and placed me with a roommate who would become my closest friend.
The teachers were not only brilliant, but made the class (which, I will say, was challenging) fun and informative. Teaching was a blast. The students were eager to learn and participative.
I managed to find enough employment to stay in Italy for almost a year. I would do it over again, and I recommend this program to everyone.
Go, learn, travel, and enjoy!