For many the first thing that comes to mind when Italy is mentioned is food, but it’s not just all about pizza and pasta. In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita (“the good life”) come together so well. There are sunny isles and electric blue surf, glacial lakes and fiery volcanoes, rolling vineyards and urban landscapes. Look around at all the splendid palaces, paintings, churches and monuments and wonder about the centuries of devotion to traditional techniques.
An extended stay in an Italian Secondary School Programme is an ideal opportunity for Irish teenagers to become fluent in italian at a young age. Students are fully immersed in the Italian way of life and culture through daily attendance at an Italian Secondary school and by living with an Italian Host Family. This programme is particularly popular with Transition Year students. A stay can be as short as four weeks or as long as an academic year. The experience is further enhanced by the support of local representatives familiar with cultural differences and cultural adjustment.
Participating in our Secondary School Abroad Programme:
- Paves the way to excellent exam results
- Provides full immersion that allows students to become fluent at a young age
- Encourages independence in young people
- Broadens cultural horizons