Capital: Rome  |  Population: 60.92 million

Take your high school experience to gorgeous Italy, and make the land of the ancient Romans and delectable cuisine your classroom. Practice your Italian skills while exploring your host family’s community and making new friends.Experience the life of an local teenager a by spending a semester or academic year living with a caring host family and attending a local high school. You’ll gain language fluency and you will make friends that will last a lifetime! Studying abroad in high school is a great way to stand out on your college and university applications as well. You’ll come back from your exchange more mature, fluent, and ready to take on the world. Apply now!

High School Program Details

  • Placement in an Italian lycei or instituto for a semester or academic year
  • Placement with a carefully-selected host family
  • Students take a set of academic courses 6 days a week
  • Previous Spanish or Italian language study is recommended
  • Extracurricular activities and clubs after school
  • Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
  • Round-trip airfare included
  • Arrival orientation camp in Rome included (subject to change/cancelation due to COVID-19)
  • Application Deadline: March 15 (fall semester and year-long), September 1 (spring semester)

Italy At a Glance

  • Italy has a rich cultural landscape, notably mixing ancient and modern elements.
  • People are generally warm and gracious. They speak vivaciously with large hand gestures.
  • Families are often large, close-knit, and spend a lot of time together.
  • Italy has a diverse and beautiful landscape, from Mediterranean coasts to mountains, islands, and volcanoes.
  • Italian cuisine is world-famous, including pizza, savory pastas, fresh breads and a variety of cheeses.
  • Learn more by visiting our Italy Country Profile!
  • Visit our blog to read more about Aspect Foundation students in the US and abroad
    • Levi takes us on a virtual tour so we can see Italy through his eyes
    • Audrey says “ciao!” with her loving host family!
  • Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here! 

Program Fees

2024-25 Programs

Academic Semester $9,700
Academic Year $10,300

Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at the Italian Consulate with jurisdiction over your state to obtain your visa. Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.

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Aspect Foundation

Study Abroad Program
1 800 879 6884
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