Spend your summer in Italy soaking up Roman architecture and Renaissance painting or tasting some delicious homemade pasta. This five-week summer program in Italy gives you the full immersion experience with one week of language classes and four weeks living with a host family. You’ll also explore the historic cities of Tuscany and take a grand tour of Rome, where you’ll get the chance to see the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Vatican City, and St. Peter’s Basilica, among other world-famous sites. If you’re looking for more than a typical summer abroad, then this is the program for you.
Things to know
Italians tend to be demonstrative; many conversations involve enthusiastic hand gestures and facial expressions. They’re generally outgoing and friendly, but people in the north can be a bit more reserved than those in the south. No matter the region, Italians know how to enjoy la dolce vita (the sweet life) and can show you how to appreciate art, food, and the company of friends and family. Italy is also famous for its style, so you’ll likely pass through cobblestone streets teaming with elegant, well-dressed fashionistas.