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Italy

Italy

​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.

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Why study here

Becoming an exchange student in Italy is an excellent choice. The fascinating country offers a big variety of climates, nature, and lifestyles. From beautiful medieval towns, massive mountain chains in the Alps, fashionable big cities, to dreamy beaches along the wide coast. It is safe to say that Italy has something for everyone!

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 meals from your home country, teach them some useful phrases, and play them some typical music. 

Living in a dormitory at an Italian boarding school

International students live among other Italian and foreign high school students as well as supervising adults, who provide guidance and support. It's an amazing opportunity to bond with new friends and feel a part of an incredible community.

Everything is right within walking distance - it's only a few minutes’ walk from bed to class! After class and on the weekends, there are always things to do, from sporting events, to trips to local museums, famous cultural sites such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and trips to the beach. When international students are homesick or experience culture shock, they are never alone.

Boarding dormitories are unique in Italy, as students live in, or in proximity to, historical sites. Known for their world-class food, Italian boarding schools offer a varied menu of healthy and delicious options. Not to mention, you are living in the country that perfected pasta and invented pizza!

High School Programs in Italy

Study and Live at an Italian Boarding School

Italian boarding schools offer a long history, some nearly two-hundred years, of tradition and world class education. With some Italian schools classified as World Heritage sites, students will experience everything Italy has to offer including world-renowned food, beautiful weather, and picturesque landscape. School staff also provide great support, creating a home away from home for the duration of the student’s stay.
Classic High School is the traditional high school program that most students choose. This is the perfect choice for you who long for a genuine exchange experience. We match you with a carefully selected host family and high school in your chosen country. You can be placed in a bustling big city, charming coastal town, or on the countryside close to the nature. This is the program for you that are open-minded, and excited to try new things. 

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