The Duomo di Milano at dusk in Milan, Italy.

La Dolce Vita, literally translates as ‘the sweet life’, as in one where you enjoy the small things, taking time to pause and appreciate everyday moments and generally to live life to the full.

When it comes to studying Italian abroad, we take care of the organizational load, so you can kick back and enjoy the ride. You may well find Italy to be very different from back home. The Italian language, the people, the food (and the endless Vespas!) just move a little differently. To study Italian abroad in Italy is about stepping into that world, and going with the flow.

How it works

We’re here offering our US-based support service to give you an extra level of comfort and certainty. The great news is that it costs no more to get us to do the heavy lifting, than if you were to go directly to the school in Italy. Indeed, once we’ve helped you choose your dream location, we’ll hand you over to our Italian counterparts – friends we’ve known for many years through our membership of the same international language school quality network.

You tell us what you’re hoping to achieve from your Italian trip, and we’ll start cooking up some options for you!

Italian Abroad Country Options

Italian in Italy

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy at sunset.

Italy is a fantastic choice for a language travel experience. Study Italian abroad in one of eight amazing Italian locations.

Learning the Italian language abroad

It’s very difficult to separate the Italian language from Italy. More than almost any European language, Italian is totally embedded in the culture of the country.

They say that most communication between two people is non-verbal. Italian takes this to new heights, with it rich and complex use of facial expressions and hand gestures, and this needs to be seen!

Learning the Italian language abroad really does bring the language to life, it gives you an unforgettable cultural experience, and brings you much closer to understanding what this makes this extraordinary south European country tick.

Andiamo! Let’s go…

Our partner schools offering Italian Abroad

Our close working relationship with our Italian schools abroad means that while you’re immersing yourself in your international group Italian class, or being whisked away on cultural excursions, the team of dedicated administration staff at your school, and our study abroad team back in the US are there to make sure it’s all going well.

We know there’s a lot to take in at first, and Italy can feel a bit chaotic to your average American on arrival. Our help with planning things like arrival transfers and easy routing from your accommodation to the school frees your mind to take in the small stuff, and of course, the beautiful Italian language!

There are many Italian courses to choose from, from intensive Italian, to private one-on-one class.

Given its rich culture, it’s common to combine your Italian tuition with other activities like cooking, wine tasting, yoga, art and much more.

If you’re fortunate enough to be over 50 or under 18, there are programs which cater specifically to your needs.

Most Italian schools combine morning lessons with afternoon discovery through planned excursions both to the famous attractions you’d expect, and the lesser known, authentic secret spots beyond your imagination!

Course fees to Study Italian Abroad

Prices vary according to the type of course you choose, length of stay, accommodations, transportation to and from the airport and additional tours that you may want to add.

“Time passed very quickly, too quickly! The teachers were very kind and so were the other students!”


Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

Yes. Many of our partners offer Language + Activity type of courses. Here are some example courses: Spanish and cooking; French and wine tasting; Italian and fashion; Portuguese and surfing and many more combinations.

Some of our partner schools have campuses in different ciites and allow students to spend part of their time in one location and continue their studies in another one as they follow the same curriculum.

We are accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and have created great partnerships with other small language schools around the world.

We have sent students to a number of schools and in exchange we receive a commission on the student’s tuition for the recommendation at no extra cost to you. We put this money towards our Free English Program for Immigrants and Refugees. This helps close the gap on funding we receive from the state of Massachusetts and what the program actually costs to run.

Most of our partner schools have a minimum of one week requirement for their language travel program so you can go for a week or more!

Yes. Many of our partner schools offer language classes for younger kids as well so there could be opportunities to plan a family language travel experience depending on your destination.

Most of our partners offer homestay, shared or studio apartments options.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our Italian Abroad program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Inquire about your chosen destination in Italy
  3. A language travel advisor will contact you with more information and options

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Italian teacher, Jennie, with students.

Our Private Italian lessons allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics – we’ll do the rest!

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