Why Consider a Study in Italy?
A Study in Italy means earning credits towards an undergraduate degree while exploring a dynamic country – one you may only have seen in textbooks (it looks like a boot). The great thing about an Italy Study is that there are so many reasons to find a program that fits your study goals or checks a few things off your bucket list (e.g. eat FRESH pizza in Naples where it was invented?)
Do you have a foreign language requirement? If so, studying Italian in Italy means you get to practice in real-time settings, like when you order your morning expresso, or say “buongiorno” to your professor in the morning. Plus, you get to pick up on local dialects, which isn’t something you always get in a language lab. Also, Italy borders with France, Switzerland, Austrian and Slovenia so you may pick up a few other foreign phrases as you go along!
Live and Learn History
The history of Italy comes alive when you study there; for one thing, you are literally walking on soil that has a legacy (think Roman Empire). Plus, Italy has 51 UNESCO Heritage sites which is more than any country in the world, with enough art and architecture, museums and monuments (about 100,000 just FYI) to keep you enthralled, even if history is an elective.
Fashion and Design Per Favore
A Study in Italy brings you into a country regarded as super-stylish, between Milan, Florence and Rome some of the top fashion labels emerged from here (think: Gucci, Prada, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana). So if you are a fashion major, hopefully you can shop til you drop between design classes. And let’s not forget that design also means furniture and fancy cars (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Maserati) so make sure to look both ways before crossing the street!
Music and More
Maybe you want to study music abroad in Italy, birthplace of Vivaldi, opera and talents such as Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Summer in Italy is usually a great time to catch local music festivals.