The Belpaese (Beautiful Country) is one of the single greatest repositories of sensorial pleasures on earth. From art to food, from stunning and varied countryside to flamboyant fashion, Italy has it all. This is the country that brought us Slow Food, devoted to the promotion of fresh products and fine traditional, cooking. With 44 sites, Italy has more Unesco World Heritage sites than any other country on earth.
I can’t begin to describe the experience I’ve just had! It has been the most wonderful, amazing & most exhilarating time in my life. Before Italy, I didn’t have the confidence, style or open-mindedness that I have now. I’ve made friends that I’ll keep forever. I had a fantastic time at school. Everybody was really welcoming towards me & very helpful. It was a wonderful way to make friends.
Leah Beky – Year to Italy
My whole experience so far has been absolutely amazing! 10 out of 10. I could not have been more fortunate. The people I'm surrounded by at school, my friends, my host family and just in general the people of Turin are very inviting and warming…As mentioned earlier my host family are amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better family to be placed with - they are very gentle, sympathetic, kind and more to me. Luckily the whole family speak english so I feel included when I don't understand what has been said in Italian and they explain to me in English. My host parents are doctors and so they have a very busy schedule however that does not affect our time together what so ever - they love the mountains so most weekends we go there. Laura and Stefano are my little sister and brother and it's great because they help me a lot with the language.
Francessca – Semester to Italy
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Limited Metro Spots Available
We have some exciting news for students wanting to go on exchange in January 2019 for 5 or 10 months. We have a limited number of free Metro spots available in Italy.
Metro spots will guarantee you are placed within close proximity to one of the cities listed below. These specific choices are available until 15th May, unless they are filled before this deadline. Please note they are available on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
Metro Spots Available
- Florence - Full
Providing you meet our usual eligibility criteria, your placement on one of these limited spots will be confirmed when your application is received by our office, accepted and your deposit paid.
Next available departures for Italy
|Length||Departure||Fee||Application deadline||Early Bird deadline||Scholarship deadline|
|Length3 months||DepartureOct 2018||FeeAU $7450||Application deadline01/07/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2018||FeeAU $6950||Application deadline01/07/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2019||FeeAU $8950||Application deadline01/09/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018||Scholarship deadline31/03/2018|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2019||FeeAU $9950||Application deadline01/09/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018||Scholarship deadline31/03/2018|
|Length5 months||DepartureSep 2019||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline01/04/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length10 months||DepartureSep 2019||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline01/04/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length3 months||DepartureOct 2019||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline01/07/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2019||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline01/07/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline15/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $TBC||Application deadline15/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
Please note that
Students applying for Italy will need to have a basic knowledge of Italian to allow easy adaption to school and Host family life. Whilst it is not a mandatory requirement, Italy strongly recommends that all students applying for a long program should have a minimum of 2 years Italian language experience or have completed a basic Italian language course before departure. An additional 8 weeks Italian language course should be taken upon arrival. For short programs, Italy recommends that applicants complete a basic language course before departure, with the option to complete an 8 week Italian language course upon arrival.