When spending your exchange year in Italy, you will get to enjoy life in one of the world’s most charming countries. Here you find everything from beautiful medieval towns, massive mountain chains in the Alps, fashionable big cities, to dreamy beaches along the wide coast.
Highlights of High School Programs
Why study here
When spending your exchange year in Italy, you will get to enjoy life in one of the world’s most charming countries. The Italian cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome are known to be three of the most romantic cities in the world, and so is the Italian language. If you are a fan of the beautiful things in life, Italy is the place for you. Prepare for an exchange year full of astonishing surroundings, intense Italian conversations and not to forget – the best pizza in the world!
Where do students live?
Staying with an Italian host family
Staying with an Italian host family is the very best way of immersing in the Italian culture. You will get to practice your language skills, find out more about the Italian traditions and customs, as well as enjoy homemade Italian food. But not least, you will get to be a part of a caring Italian family who is keen to show you their version of the country.
Family, friends, and food
One of Italy’s most known trait is that the Italians are very close to their family. The Italians frequently have family gatherings and enjoy spending time with all the members. This meaning you will get a close insight into the culture, meet new friends, and get plenty of opportunities to practice your Italian skills.
Food is, obviously, another essential part of the Italian culture. Your host family will prepare all your meals during your exchange year. You will get to enjoy delicious meals all made with genuine ingredients. Prepare for a year full of pasta dishes, oven-baked pizza, bruschetta's, prosciutto ham, tiramisu desserts, and lots more.
Remember, however, that your host family is curious about your background as well. Introduce them to some typical American meals, teach them some useful phrases, and play them some typical American tunes.