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AFS Italy 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.

Eligibility Requirements

AFS Italy requires a highly motivated participant, with average knowledge of English. AFS Italy offers the Rosetta stone online language course to the students before their arrival in Italy. Students are required complete at least 20 hours of study before coming to Italy or they will have to pay a penalty of 50 euro upon their arrival in Rome.

Age Group: 6 December 2001 to 6 June 2004

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • School Transport
  • Language Instruction
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend