Italy

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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Next available departures for Italy

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureSep 2019 FeeAU $8950 Application deadline11/05/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length10 months DepartureSep 2019 FeeAU $9950 Application deadline11/05/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length3 months DepartureOct 2019 FeeAU $7450 Application deadline13/07/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length2 months DepartureNov 2019 FeeAU $7250 Application deadline07/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length5 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $8950 Application deadline10/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length10 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $9950 Application deadline10/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length4 months DepartureSep 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length9 months DepartureSep 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/05/2020 Early Bird deadline31/10/2019 Scholarship deadline31/10/2019
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline13/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline07/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length5 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
Length10 months DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020

Free Limited Regional Spots Available

We have a limited number of FREE regional spots available for students wanting to go on exchange in January 2020 for 5 or 10 months.  Please note they are available on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

Regions Available

  • Sardinia Island
  • Campania (region around Naples)

Please note that these spots will place you in the region specified.

Providing you meet our usual eligibility criteria, your placement on one of these limited regional spots will be confirmed when your application is received by our office, accepted and your deposit paid. 

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, make sure you act quickly and send us your application form ASAP. These spots are limited and we anticipate they will be filled up quickly.  

If you would also like to reduce the cost of your exchange program, in addition to taking advantage of the above offer, remember our Early Bird Discount and Scholarship deadline for all programs departing in October 2019 - March 2020 is Sunday 31st March 2019. You can apply online now if you need more time to complete your student exchange application form.

Need more time to complete your student application form?

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

If you are planning to go on exchange and want to reduce the price of your program, then we have some good news for you!  The deadline for ScholarshipEarly Bird Discount applications is Sunday 31st March 2019 for our Standard programs departing between October 2019 - March 2020. If you haven't completed your application form yet and need some extra time, you can Apply Online now

Just fill out the online form, send us your full student exchange application form and pay your $150 deposit by 11.59pm AEDT on Sunday 31st March 2019. You will then have until close of business on Monday 15th April 2019 to send us your full application form. It's that simple and it will save you heaps.

 

Important Program Information

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.  For short programs, Italy recommends that applicants complete a basic language course before departure, with the option to complete a 2 week Italian language course upon arrival in Milan at an additional cost.

2WayExchange Program

The 2WayExchange Experience involves you in a unique exchange program where students from Australia and New Zealand are ‘matched’, with a student in either France, Canada, Italy or Spain. You choose which country and spend 3 months with each other’s families and attend school. It amounts to twice the experience and at a fraction of the usual cost of a 3 month exchange program. Click here to find out more.