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Study in Italy

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.

Sons of Italy® Study Abroad Scholarships:

To learn more about the Sons of Italy Foundation’s National Leadership Grant Competition, including application guidelines and requirements, click here.

Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue

Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue (SASL) was founded in 1998 as Sorrento Lingue by Dr. Cristiana Panicco. SASL works closely with SUNY Alfred State College, our regional U.S. partner, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, to offer students a wide range of academic courses. SASL is both a study abroad location and an international language school for Italians and foreigners who would like to learn Italian, English, Spanish German, French and Japanese. SASL is a constant international community of cultural exchange.

SASL changed its name from Sorrento Lingue to SASL in 2010 when it moved to a historical building that previously housed the “Istituto Sant’Anna,” a convent founded in 1864 by an order of nuns named “Suore di Carità dell’Immacolata Concezione d’Ivrea.” The nuns set up a nursery school and later an elementary school, a junior secondary school (1940), a teacher’s training school (1981) and a high school with an emphasis on languages (1988). Until 1985, the “Istituto Sant’Anna” hosted a girl’s boarding school, several apostolic activities and the parish service. SASL courses and programs are conducted in classrooms overlooking the picturesque fishing village, Marina Grande or the school’s gardens. The school became a full-fledged campus with dormitories for up to 50 students in spring 2013.

Visit the Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue website for more details.

Sons of Italy® Study Abroad Discounts:

John Cabot University, Rome

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.

In support of 2013: Year of Italian Culture, JCU is honored to extend a special 10% discount on tuition for qualified students that are related to OSIA members in the U.S. and Canada. Kindly use discount code Gladiator 2013/14 when contacting the admissions staff at,, cc: For more information regarding tuition and fees, visit the JCU website.

Dante Alighieri, Siena

The Dante Alighieri Italian Language School, 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

Cooking courses

Teacher training courses

Cultural excursions

Visit the school at Dante Alighieri website for more details.

Links to Select Study Abroad Programs:

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Rome & Florence

AIFS offers study and internship programs in Florence and Rome, as well as exchange programs for students to study in the United States.

American University of Rome

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 nine disciplines and enrolls more than 550 students from 40 countries.

Babilonia Italian Language School - Taormina, Sicily

For more than 2500 years, Sicily has shared its spirit with travelers from many lands. Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, it 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.

Centro Culturale Giacomo Puccini

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.

Istituto Venezia - The Venice Institute

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.

Italian Language School Training Club

The Italian Language School Training Club is an excellent introduction to culture and language for those new 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.

Leonardo Da Vinci Language School

The Leonardo Da Vinci School is located in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena. They provide 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.

LinguaSi Cultural Institute

Founded in 1998, the institute is well known in many foreign countries for its services and high quality. Lingua Sì is situated in the historical centre of Orvieto, in Piazza Cahen, just across the square from the famous St. Patrick’s Well, the Etruscan temple and the Fortezza Albornoz park. Lingua Sì offers language courses for Italians as well, and can organize conversation exchanges with native speakers interested in improving the language they are studying. Since 2006, the school has also offered Italian courses at Bolsena (Lake Bolsena).

Montclair in Sicily, Summer Program

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 focuses on the Mediterranean world, and is located in Cefalù, a seaside town that is also one of Sicily's most popular destinations. It will allow students to examine both the historical traditions that have shaped the largest island in the Mediterranean and the life within the seas that surround it.

Scuola Insieme

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.

Study Abroad Italy (SAI)

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.

Study in Italy

The Study in Italy mission is to provide students with an authentic, full-immersion experience in Italian language and culture. The Study in Italy philosophy is Ridendo s'impara, that is, learn while you're laughing; classroom time is balanced with excursions, walking tours and cultural opportunities.

Our focus on the Italian Riviera and the City of Genoa gives the opportunity to get to know a region of Italy with a temperate climate and a stunning natural setting, nestled between the sea and mountains, while also offering the context of a large, functional city rich in culture and history.

Study in Italy aims to offer an enjoyable and enriching educational experience.

Umbra Institute

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.

The institute maintains two central locations in Perugia and offers a wide array of courses to nearly 400 students from more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities annually, including Italian students from the local Universita’ degli Studi di Perugia.