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Intercultural hosts approximately 500 students from about 54 countries on this 10 month scholastic program. The students are placed in one of the 155 local chapters throughout Italy (from the extreme north to the extreme south and the major islands of Sicily and Sardegna), where they will be closely assisted during the entire year by trained volunteers. Intercultura offers an online language course to the students before their arrival in Italy and a 40 hour (at least) in-person course once in Italy. Some students decide to acquire a certification at the end of the program which serves as an international recognition of their language skills gained while on the program. Intercultura works with the Italian schools in order to obtain the most suitable program of studies for the students with specific requirements, which often results in personalized school schedules. During the program, Intercultura provides intercultural learning opportunities through training sessions on regional and local levels, which also give the students the possibility to share their experiences and offer peer to peer advice, together with trained coordinators, on how to face the various cultural challenges (big or small) that all students inevitably encounter.

– Exchange week : students may spend a week in another town!
– National contests involving photography – writing samples

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • School Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Materials
  • Project Materials
  • Stipend