ITALY: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

Italy is available in:

CLASSIC  

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

Mid September – Mid October

Application due:
March 5th

Late January – March

Application due:
July 30th

Please inquire about customized dates.

Mid September – Mid January

Application due:
March 5th

 

Late January – Mid June

 

Application due:
July 30th

Mid September – Mid November

Application due:
March 5th

Late January – Late March

Application due:
July 30th

Please inquire about customized dates.

Mid September – Mid June

Application due:
March 5th

 

Mid September – Mid December

Application due:
March 5th

Late January – Late April

Application due:
July 30th

Please inquire about customized dates.

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the language and culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home! 

ORIENTATION: LOCAL ORIENTATION / OPTIONAL 3 DAY ORIENTATION

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An optional 3 day orientation in a major city can be added for 3, 5 and 10 month programs. Arrive to one of Italy’s major cities at the start of your exchange, meet other exchange students, get a crash course in the language and culture, and do a little sightseeing so that you can start your exchange off right!

For students who choose not participate in the Optional Orientation, you will also receive a local orientation in your host community to help you get acquainted with the sights, sounds, and way of life in your local area.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN

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 Approximately 1 year of language study required. Students are encouraged to study prior the start of their program using a variety of methods. Language lessons may be necessary once in country at an additional fee should the level of Italian require this for daily life.

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private school option may be presented if available).

School Year: School starts in Mid September and goes until June
Common courses: Schools in Italy have three different streams, Liceo Classico (which is more classics and humanities based), Liceo Scientifico (which is more Science based) and Liceo Artistico (which is more arts based). Common courses include math, science, arts, foreign languages, Latin, Greek, philosophy, physical education, and history.
Average hours per week: 25-30 hours of class per week.
Common school holidays: Summer break in July and August, 2-week winter break in December, 1 week break in October, 1 week break in March/ April, and statutory holidays.
Fun fact: Lots of School Holidays throughout the year!

Italy at a Glance

Population Population

59 Million

Capital City Capital City

Rome

Known For Known For

Neapolitan Pizza, Gelato, Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo, The Colesseum, espresso, The Vatican

Currency Currency

Euro

Language Language

Italian

Say Hello Say Hello

Ciao!

Program Fees

(2024 Year – Sep Start)

$6185

(2024 Year – Sep Start)

$7495

(2024 Year – Sep Start)

$9745

(2024 Year – Sep Start)

$12395

Optional 3 Day Orientation in Rome:

$TBD

Find more information on what's included in the program fee, additional fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy, visit our Program Info page here 

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