Program Details

Holiday: (10 lessons per week) Standard: (20 lessons per week) Intensive: (30 lessons per week)
Santa Domenica Vittoria, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our unique school, which is located on the outskirts of the small village of Santa Domenica, is the only one of its kind in the entire region and for this reason we have gained quite an excellent reputation. The relaxing environment and charming local town are conducive to learning Italian. You are surrounded by postcard perfect views and beautiful beaches are only a 10-minute walk away. It is no surprise that many of our students visit a second, third or fourth time. The school building is nestled in the center of an old rustic estate, surrounded by overgrown gardens with orange groves, lemon trees, grapevines and fig trees. Located in the grounds are idyllic bungalows with small outside terraces, which are used as guest apartments. The school offers a very relaxed and friendly family atmosphere making it one of our most popular schools. The teachers are always available to practice the language with the students - in and outside of class! Most of the lessons are taught outside under the trees or orange groves thanks to the beautiful climate of the region. The small school building has a TV/video room and small outside kitchenette, where students meet up after class to sit and chat over a cappuccino or small snack. Sometimes the students get together here and prepare dinner together. Our school offers a cooking course for those students who want to learn to prepare typical Italian dishes. Students can walk to the beautiful beaches less than 10 minutes or walk to the village of Santa Domenica, which is only a few minutes walk.

Holiday: (10 lessons per week) Standard: (20 lessons per week) Intensive: (30 lessons per week)

Holiday: 2 lessons daily (10 lessons per week) or Standard: 4 lessons daily (20 lessons per week) or Intensive: 6 lessons daily (30 lessons per week) * Placement test on the first Monday of the course * Use of teaching materials and instructional documents. * Maximum class size: 10 students. * Apartment accommodation, private or shared rooms. * Cultural and social activities. * Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request.
Setting Description:
This is truely a unique place to live, learn and study Italian! Located on the outskirts of a small village in Calabria, you can study Italian in an old rustic estate, surrounded by overgrown gardens with orange groves, lemon trees, grapevines, fig trees all within a 10 minute walk to the beach. To visit Calabria, is to rediscover the enchantment and the quiet atmosphere of the age-old historical towns and villages that populate the foothills, the windows of the mountain cottages that overlook the sea, the flavors of a full-bodied genuine Italian gastronomy. The region of Calabria in Southern Italy is generally thought of as a Maritime region, a long peninsula with some 800-km of coastline, with sandy beaches, coves and is practically all-mountainous. Its ancient history dates back to the very roots of Mediterranean and European civilizations and is a land of traditions.
2 Weeks Standard Course: $392 USD 2 Weeks Intensive Course: $588 USD

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