Program Details

Classes are taught by mother-tongue Italian speakers in small classes of about 8 students. Small class size provides more interaction in Italian among students that leads to confidence to speak the language out of class.
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months, 1 year, More than 1 year
Language:
Italian

Program Overview

Program Description:

Istituto Europeo's philosophy is to make learning fun, so that you can study both the Italian language and culture in depth, in a friendly and enjoyable environment. You also have the opportunity to discover the lesser-known side of Florence, both by day and night: at the Institute you will meet people and make friends from all over the world.

Istituto Europeo is not only a language school, but also an active cultural center that offers to its students the opportunity to learn many diverse aspects - ancient and modern - of Italian life, including Italian history, art, literature, music, as well as food, wine, and places of interest.

ISTITUTO EUROPEO is Officially recognized by the Region of Tuscany, delegated by the Italian Ministry of Education and is accredited as a Centre for Professional Training (accreditation number: FI0738 - decree n.2250).

ISTITUTO EUROPEO is accredited by CSN organization for financial aid Swedish students. IE is also certified to meet UNI ENI ISO 9001:2008 cert. No QA110238, the internationally recognized standard of quality management systems.

Setting Description:
Adjacent to Piazza Trinità, Istituto Europeo has its new campus at Via del Parione, 1. Steps away from the Arno River and minutes away from the Duomo at the heart of city, the school offers students with spacious facilities complete with a student lounge and Internet/WiFi point.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
ISTITUTO EUROPEO awards, more than 100 Italian Cultural Institutes, school or Universities, Consulates or Embassies, scholarships for a 100 percent reduction and scholarships for 50 % reduction in the cost of a 4L course (4 weeks/80 lessons).

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Based on 21 Reviews

  • Great experience
    5.0
    03/14/20

    Had a good time. Really enjoyed the people involved in the program. The course was well organised and the institute was well located, right in the centre of Florence, the 'Centro Storico'. Nothing can really beat this! The stuff was extra-careful for

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing school
    5.0
    03/14/20

    I took one-to-one Italian classes at this institute last year. Not only was I able to improve my Italian but also learned more about Italian culture and other aspects of the Italian people daily lives. Which is just great, I think! My teacher, Laura,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Zweiwoechiger superintensivkurs
    5.0
    03/14/20

    Translation: The two-week individual course, or super-intensive course as it is called here, was a great experience and made a big difference in my language. Thanks to the good structure of the courses with grammar lessons in the morning and conversation

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Swietna szkoła!
    5.0
    03/14/20

    Translation: It was a very enjoyable stay. I am happy with the course. The lessons were interesting, the teachers involved. The course was conducted professionally, the classes were "seriously" - there were homework, tests. The school teaches to speak,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Zweiwoechiger sprachkurs in Florenz
    4.0
    03/14/20

    Translation: We have taken an intensive language course at the Instituto Europeo in the past two weeks. The days were long and tiring, but it was also fun. A big thank you to the teachers Siliva and Alessandro, who not only taught us a lot, but also

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Truly enriching experience
    5.0
    03/13/20

    IE provides excellent language programs tailored to learners of all levels and across a variety fo disciplines. The instructors and the administrative staff are very competent, effective and helpful. IE is highly recommended to those looking for a gateway

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Studying during holidays is fun like this
    4.0
    03/12/20

    All in all, it was a very nice experience. The course was not about studying from books all day long -- nobody likes to do that! -- but learning with fun, through communicating and real time practicing. That's exactly what I was looking for! Playing games

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A wonderful time in Florence!
    5.0
    03/12/20

    I did a language course in August and it was really an amazing experience for me. I couldn't have asked for better, to be sincere. The teachers at the institute are all really friendly and it was a pleasure to work together with the other students. The

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The best place to study Italian!
    5.0
    03/12/20

    A took some introductory classes in italian at Istituto Europeo and it was an awesome experience. My teachers were very supportive and guided me, hand by hand, class by class, learning the essentials of conversational and written italian. It was all very

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Precious Experience
    5.0
    03/12/20

    It was as short as 10 days, and learning Italian while staying in Florence was a very valuable experience. It was a small class of 6 people, but it was always a fun atmosphere. The teacher also understood each person's level well and taught me in detail.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great place and amazing people
    5.0
    03/12/20

    I learned a lot inside and outside the classroom. The school is very well located. Right in the city centre, in the most fashionable road there is in Florence, via Tornabuoni (where all the big brands are!). The teachers are very, very knowledgeable,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 音楽と語学と文化
    5.0
    03/11/20

    Translation I was able to learn vocal music in the culture (environment) where the opera was born. Life at homestay was particularly cultural. The landlord prepared a homemade meal every day, and I enjoyed my meal time every day. In vocal lessons,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • i had a great time !
    5.0
    03/09/20

    i had 2 teachers, both of which helped me a lot in apprehending and practicing the language! All in all, I had a great time! Classes were at the same time interesting, fun, and instructive. I felt they really tried hard to make it easy and excellent to

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • It was kind of dream come true to study Italian in Florence
    5.0
    03/09/20

    I was on the course in November for four weeks. Although there was only one student besides me on the course, the teaching was of good quality and the lessons held on schedule. The teachers and teaching materials were of high quality and the staff friendly.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Learning by doing
    5.0
    09/12/16

    Am ersten Tag meines Aufenthalts in Florenz konnte ich nur wenige Grundzüge der italienischen Sprache. Da die Lehrerinnen immer nur italienisch gesprochen haben, konnte ich mich schon nach kurzer Zeit viel besser zurecht finden. So lernte ich die italienische

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Hoe overleef ik... Florence?
    5.0
    09/12/16

    Eind zomer 2015 besloot ik voor drie maanden te gaan studeren in Florence. Italië is op zich geen vreemd land voor mij, want ik kom hier al jaren in de zomervakantie. Toch vroeg ik me in het vliegtuig, op de heenweg, wel even af waar ik nou in godsnaam

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 4e keer en weer even leuk
    5.0
    09/12/16

    In nov 2015 was het mijn 4e keer op het Istituto Europeo. Het welkom van Rinaldo en Fabrizio was hartverwarmend. De school is niet groot, de locatie in Florence fantastisch , op de hoek van via Tornobuoni vlakbij de rivier de Arno. De leerlingengroep

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Studiare italiano per lavoro
    5.0
    09/12/16

    Facevo un Corso super-intensivo. Ma era molto utile. I miei insegnanti erano molto gentile e Hanno fatto il Corso molto interessante ed utile per me. Sono molto contenta con i risultati ed era un periodo molte avvincente per me! Farei un Corso per un

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best way to end my summer :D
    5.0
    09/12/16

    hello i come from saudi arabia and I'm a medicne student....its my graduation year so therefor its my last summer before internship...deciding to come to italy was a great choice.. i came to italy to learn the language and I'm so lucky i enroll in istituto

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Marvelous experience
    5.0
    09/12/16

    Para mí fue una maravillosa experiencia que duró 3 meses, en los que tomé clase diariamente por la mañana de idioma italiano, además de historia del arte y cocina toscana. Los invito a que vivan la experiencia de Florencia y su cultura acompañados

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Istituto Europeo - Learn Italian in Florence
    5.0
    09/12/16

    In Istituto Europeo I did not only learn the language (which was fully entertaining , practical , and informative about the culture) , but I had the most wonderful teacher who was a friend to enjoy talking to and a cultural guide through the stories of

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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