If you can think of a study abroad paradise, Italy may be it. This European superstar is a living museum offering more cultural artifacts and national treasures than just about anywhere on the planet. Experience the ancient grandeur of the Roman Coliseum and feast on succulent Italian cuisine, imitated the world over. Choose Italy to study abroad and take a huge bite out of history, brushed with olive oil and cloaked in a friendly atmosphere where Italians aspire to live “La Dolce Vita” (The Sweet Life.)
Italians know how to enjoy life, whether through exquisite art, music food, and architecture, or the company of friends and family on an after dinner passeggiata (a slow walk). Despite the abundance of history – Roman ruins, Renaissance art, medieval towns – Italy is also modern, taking part in the European Union, keeping up with modern technology, and, of course, always leading in style and fashion.
Live with a host family in Italy while attending high school for one full academic year or a semester (only offered in the spring). Learn Italian and explore a country extremely rich in history and culture. Going to school in Italy, though often very demanding, can be a great place to meet friends. The typical school week runs 8:00am-2:00pm Monday through Saturday. Often, the students remain in the classroom and the teachers rotate.