Italy offers everything a study or intern abroad participant could want: a great
climate, rich culture, impressive art, tasty cuisine, and so much more! Be
more than just one of the millions of tourists in Italy when you go with
CISabroad, as you'll have the chance to get off the beaten track with our
Study art and photography in a place that inspires like no other: Rome,
Italy! Spend 4 weeks with the artistic and creative city of Rome as your
classroom: paint en plein air and capture great shots of historic buildings
Polish your Italian, soak up the culture, and get great professional
experience while working at a local or multi-national company in Florence!
Placements are customized according to your background, skills, interests
and Italian proficiency.
Spend seven weeks or more working in a studio whose windows open to the glorious
exterior of the Pantheon. Travel throughout Italy to compare and contrast the architectural
styles of its museums, cathedrals, squares, and monuments.
Get experience beyond what you could get as a tourist or even as just a
study abroad student! Immerse yourself in the
Italian language and culture inside and outside of the classroom. Work
alongside locals and other internationals while also enjoying a
fun, social campus setting through your classes.
Greek members rejoice! There's a summer study abroad program specifically
for you that focuses on service and leadership. Earn 4 credits in a month that
combines community service, leadership seminars, classroom studies, field
trips, excursions, cultural activities, and more!
Study AND intern in Perugia, Italy to get the most out of your semester
abroad. Combine your studies with hands-on experience for a great resume
builder. Enjoy fun, social and cultural activities with other study abroad
participants and life in this beautiful, hilltop town full of Italian college
Intern abroad in Rome, Italy to improve your Italian language, immerse in the
culture, and gain incredible professional experience in your field of choice.
Spend one to three months during the summer or any other time of year
working and living in magnificent Rome!
We offer a wide variety of study abroad programs in Italy, so you are sure to find the right fit! Whether you want to spend asemester, winter, May, or summer abroad, we’ve got you covered. You can choose to live and study in the diverse cities of Rome, Florence, or Perugia, each with their own highlights and benefits. Or, you can work at an international internship in any of the three cities! If you want to experience living in the rest of Europe as well, you can also join one of our multi-country study abroad programs that let you see the best of France, England, and Spain along with your time in Italy.
For more details on CISabroad study abroad and intern abroad programs in Italy, click here.
The Italian universities that CISabroad students can choose from vary slightly in location, course selection and teaching style. The majority of courses are taught in English with Italian language options and intense language and culture options, where courses are taught only in Italian. For the most part, classes are small in size with tutoring options outside of class. While some classes are lecture-based, you will find that many of the classes meet outdoors at the steps of the Pantheon, in the beautiful gardens, or at the local wine vineyards and olive tree groves!
Official Name: Italian Republic
Population: 60.2 million
Capital City: Rome
Time Difference: Italy is +2 GMT, so it is 6 hours ahead of the East coast and 9 hours ahead of the West coast. The entire country of Italy is in one time zone.
Official Sport: Soccer
Official Food: Pasta
Official Tree: Elm
Official Animal: Italian Wolf
Geography: Easily recognized as the “boot” shaped country, Italy is a peninsula that shares borders with four other countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Roughly the same size as Arizona, Italy contains a largely mountainous terrain from the Alps, some areas of plains, and of course, coastal lowlands along the Mediterranean Sea. Temperatures will vary from cooler in the north to hot and dry in the south, but overall Italy has a pleasant and comfortable climate to live in. Summer and early fall in all three cities of Florence, Perugia, and Rome will be hot and humid and many Italians retreat to the coast during the especially hot month of August. However, the high altitude of Perugia will make for cool evenings. Winter and spring will be rainy but reasonably cold in whichever location you choose to study.
Holidays: Many holidays like Christmas and Easter that are celebrated in the US are also celebrated in Italy. However, a strong Catholi
The relatively safe status of Italy makes it the perfect location for travel and study. Crimes that occur are considered petty, but just like in the US, safety measures should always be taken. Arrive in Italy confident in the fact that most students and tourists have nothing but wonderful experiences. By taking time and effort for precautions you are sure to enjoy your stay as well! In regards to health, general health risks are no different than those found in the US. CISabroad includes a comprehensive medical and accident insurance plan with all of our programs.