Whether you are studying art history, architecture, political science, graphic design or the Italian language, let OSIA help you pursue your studies in Italy.
*Please note: There are many legitimate and excellent study in Italy programs available to students. These lists are in no way meant to be exhaustive or all-inclusive, nor do they reflect endorsement or partnership by OSIA except where expressly stated.
Italian Language Program (Special Offer for OSIA Members and Families)
2 Week Italian Language and Cultural Program in Sorrento, Italy through the Sorrento Lingue International Language Institute. Learn More about the program.
OSIA partner AIFS offers study programs in Florence and Rome, as well as exchange programs for students to study in the United States. Learn more about AIFS.
Founded in 1969, The American University of Rome is the oldest degree-granting American university in Rome. AUR is a coeducational, accredited university which offers undergraduate degrees in six disciplines and enrolls more than 550 students. Read more about American University of Rome.
Located in a 16th century palazzo in the dramatic seaside town of Sorrento, Sorrento Lingue aims to be the premier center for excellence in international education and language studies. Open all year round, Sorrento Lingue specializes in innovative and creative programs in the following areas:
Italian language and cultural instruction to foreigners
English, German, French, and Spanish courses for Italians
Internships for students seeking to incorporate their language training in a professional environment
Partnerships with universities, including hosting and academic support services
Conferences and seminars on international education and foreign language instruction for university administrators and teachers
Visit the school at www.sorrentolingue.it for more details.
The Società Dante Alighieri, based in the medieval Tuscan city of Siena, offers Sons of Italy® members substantial discounts on the following programs:
Individual study programs
Group study programs
Teacher training courses
Visit the school at www.dantealighieri.com for more details.
Boasting some of the richest history and breathtaking landscapes in the Mediterranean world, Sicily is a land relatively undiscovered by tourists and American universities with study abroad programs. This unique program is not only based in Sicily, but its academic focus is solely on southern Italy, the region referred to as the Mezzogiorno, the land of the midday sun. The program is located in Taormina, a town that has managed to cultivate a cosmopolitan feel while maintaining its medieval charm. Mt. Etna provides a spectacular backdrop for its most famous landmark, the Teatro Greco (Greek theater). Of the many charming towns of Sicily, Taormina stands out as the jewel in the island's crown.
Visit Montclair State University's International Summer Institute in Sicily's website at http://www.montclair.edu/globaled/studyabroad/summer/institutes/summerabroad/sicily/index.html and e-mail email@example.com to apply.
USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) is a group of over 34 USA universities working together to send over 3000 students abroad each year. One of the largest and most successful programs is the USAC program in Torino, Italy, USAC offers courses in international business, art, architecture, and Italian studies, including Italian language, cuisine, culture, cinema and literature. USAC offers fall and spring semester programs, as well as two 5-week summer sessions. Programs are all accredited, and offer students the chance to earn valuable academic credits toward their university degrees, majors and minors, and to earn credit for internships and volunteer opportunities outside of the classroom.
For more than 2500 years, Sicily has shared its spirit with travelers from many lands. Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, Sicily has served as a meeting place for three continents, each of which has contributed to Sicily's unique history and culture. There are few other places which have been impacted by as great a number of civilizations: the Sicani, the Sicilians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Spaniards, all influenced the vibrant Sicilian culture. Our study abroad programs reflect Sicily's magnificently rich 2500 years of knowledge, poetry, art and traditions. Studying Italian in Sicily is also an opportunity to discover the roots of the Italian culture.
Would you like to learn Italian in Venice? Would you like to know more about Italian culture and lifestyle? Consider the Venice Institute, recognized by the Italian Authority for Education.
An American liberal arts university in Rome, Italy, JCU offers bachelor's degrees and study abroad programs.
Small classes, an international student body, and exceptional professors make John Cabot University a unique place to prepare for a global career or world-class graduate school.
Consortium, in collaboration with the University of Genoa's Centro Internazionale di Studi Italiano, is a private agency for educational consulting and an academic service-provider establishing academic and cultural exchanges with Italian universities.
Scuola Insieme is a unique, total-immersion Italian language school, offering courses each summer in Italian language (all levels) and culture, in the historic seaside city of Grado, Italy, near Venice. Scuola Insieme features small classes, a unique teaching method, and highly skilled teachers.
The Italian Language School Training Club is an excellent introduction to the culture and language for those being introduced to Italy. The school is located in the center of Rome and classes are conducted in one of the most prestigious buildings of the eternal city, il Palazzo Doria Pamphili. Well known and reasonably priced.
The Leonardo Da Vinci School is located in Rome and provides great opportunities for language and culture training. Enjoy some of the greatest attractions in the world, while learning from a world-class faculty, up to date training techniques, and culture-enhancing opportunities.
Learn Italian at the seaside, in Tuscany, Italy. Italian language school located in Tuscany, Viareggio, Italy, offers semester and summer study abroad programs. Take courses in language, arts, and humanities with transferable college credits. Learn Italian while learning the Italian culture.
The LinguaSi Cultural Institute offers study in an intimate setting, in one of the most cultural cities in Italy. Study in classes of 6-8 students and receive the hands-on instruction required for those that want to master the Italian language and immerse themselves in the culture. Located in the Umbria region in the city of Orvieto, students witness sacred traditions of the Renaissance up-close and encounter one of Italy's most cherished cathedrals. (And while you're there, don't miss out on the "Vino Bianco!")
Nestled in the radiant heart of Italy, the Umbra Institute offers semester, summer, and year-long study abroad programs for American and Italian college students. Since its origin in 1999, the Institute has continued to set itself apart as a provider of distinctive academic programs, allowing students the opportunity to learn both in and beyond the classroom in the vibrant city of Perugia.
Founded in 1995, SAI is an international educational organization based in California whose goal is to provide academic and cultural learning experiences in Italy that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. SAI concentrates its programs in Italy, with a focus on understanding Italy's unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and the arts.
In collaboration with their overseas partners, SAI has developed undergraduate level summer, semester, intersession and non-credit study abroad programs in a wide range of disciplines; including business, design, art history, environmental studies, studio arts and political science.