The Middlebury School in Italy offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. All students are encouraged to get involved in the community through internships or interactions within the clubs and activities available.
Students with at least two years of Italian may study at any of our three sites, including coursework at a local university. In Florence, we also offer a Beginner and Intermediate track.
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Tracks for students at all levels of Italian
- Direct enrollment at local universities
- Seminars complement all courses for additional support
- Housing with Italian students or families
Florence is the embodiment of the Renaissance, which began in Tuscany during the fourteenth century and continued to influence the region and ultimately the world for four hundred years. While Florence welcomes large numbers of international students each year, students at the School in Italy are noteworthy for their commitment to cultural immersion.
The program in Florence has three tracks of study: a Beginner level, an Intermediate Level, and an Advanced level.
Ferrara’s charms—which few tourists have discovered—include magnificent art and architecture from the medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras, and the finest classic Italian cuisine. The historic center, a favorite walking venue, is filled with monuments, churches, and a renowned cathedral.
Rome has been a center of culture, politics, religion, trade, and history since its founding in 753 B.C. It is a city that has learned to live in modernity while conserving its ancient history and architecture. Students have the opportunity to study along with their Italian peers in a major European and international capital with endless opportunities for learning and living.