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 DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $8950 Application deadline01/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $9950 Application deadline01/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureSep 2019 FeeAU $8950 Application deadline01/04/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length10 months DepartureSep 2019 FeeAU $9950 Application deadline01/04/2019 Early Bird deadline31/10/2018 Scholarship deadline31/10/2018
Length3 months DepartureOct 2019 FeeAU $7450 Application deadline01/07/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length2 months DepartureNov 2019 FeeAU $7250 Application deadline01/07/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019
Length5 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $8950 Application deadline15/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019
Length10 months DepartureJan 2020 FeeAU $9950 Application deadline15/09/2019 Early Bird deadline31/03/2019 Scholarship deadline31/03/2019

Location Options

Pick your preferred location in Italy

Students applying for Italy have the option to pick the metro location they would like to live in during their exchange. 

If applicants are successfully placed in one of their preferred locations, then an additional location fee will be applied to the normal program price.

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

Location selection options are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.  You can view the Location Options and applicable fees by clicking here or below.

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.  An additional 8 weeks Italian language course should be taken upon arrival. For short programs, Italy recommends that applicants complete a basic language course before departure, with the option to complete an 8 week Italian language course upon arrival.

  • Click here to find out more about our new 2WayExchange Experience program.