Study Language and Culture in Ferrara, Italy

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Just because you can’t speak Italian doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the amazing discoveries waiting for you in Ferrara. Grab your chance to start or build on your skills, in a super-livable small city known for its old-world charm, breathtaking castle, and easy to explore arts.

  • RAMP UP YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS with intensive courses for beginners and intermediate level students.
  • EXPLORE MORE beautiful Italian cities like Florence, Ravenna, Bologna, Siena, Venice, Verona, and Padua.
  • LEARN TO MAKE a tasty regional specialty, like cappellacci di zucca.

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based on 3 reviews
  • Academics 8.7
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 10
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Ferrara Changed My Life

Getting to study abroad in Ferrara, Italy was possibly the one of best experiences of my entire life. I cannot stop talking about this program and the incredible things I learned about the Italian way of life. In Ferrara, I learned how to make pasta, pottery, and got to visit beautiful sites like San Marino, that was breathtaking. This program inspired me to continue learned Italian at university up to level 4 and to even minor in Italian Studies. One of my favorite memories would have to be with my roommate Gabbie and our host mom who took us to Verona, Italy so we could see the balcony and museum of Romeo and Juliet. I truly had an incredible time in Italy and I have been wanting to go back as soon as I left the incredible city that changed my life.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing I can think of at the moment. Everything I experienced was perfect!
Yes, I recommend this program
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The Greatest Month of My Life

To anyone who hasn’t studied abroad I definitely recommend that you do. My experience in Ferrara, Italy was greater than I could’ve ever imagined! Getting to experience life in Italy first hand and having extremely immersive language classes was the greatest way to learn! This definitely gave me a boost in academics when coming back home to school! My experience abroad gave me the chance to create the greatest memories and friendships which go beyond the program. This month was certainly the best month of my life! Being surrounded by so many other bright students and adults who love to travel and try new things created such a positive, happy environment and there’s no other way I would’ve wanted to spend my summer than that!

How can this program be improved?
This program could be improved by providing bikes for everyone even if they don’t live within the city center so those students can ride their bikes during the school day with those who have them.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Ferrara ciee

I loved going on the ciee summer abroad trip. I felt as if my italian speaking greatly improved and I learned so much about the italian culture. I met amazing people that i still talk to, and my host family left such a big impact on me and they were great. the program leaders were very helpful and supportive. This helped me do better in italian at school and have more social skills due to me learning how to make close friends. i want future participants to take advantage of their time there and not spend too much time on their phone. it can be hard being away from home but it was worth it. my favorite memory was venice and going on a gondola. the school we went to was amazing and had a summer camp so we got to meet and play with little kids. i also loved making memories with my host family and my host brother showing me italian music. i would definitely go on another trip, i highly recommended it.

How can this program be improved?
It can be improved by making the iternaty more on schedule
Yes, I recommend this program

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A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international study and exchange programs. For 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and...