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Travel/Work in Italy

Context Travel Internships

Context Travel interns have a diverse academic background from Art History to Museum Studies to Tourism and Management and work on a variety of projects including cultural research and writing, social media, video-making and marketing. If you would like to learn more about what we do and help us out in the process, then let us know when, where, and what you’re interested in learning.

Context is a network of scholars and specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as professors and researchers, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers.

The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these capitals, destinations.

Context Travel
2216 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

toll free: +1 800 691-6036
main number: +1 215 392-0303
fax: +1.215.600.1512
24-hour emergency phone: +1 646 863-5002

Civitella Ranieri Internships

Interns are a treasured and integral part of the Civitella Ranieri community and daily life. They provide assistance with library functions, the meal program, excursions, presentations, and exhibitions at the Center. Interns work with both the Executive Director and the Fellows’ Coordinator on a variety of special projects built around individual interests, experience, goals, and skills. The Civitella internship is a true formative experience stressing public speaking, teamwork, problem solving, and program planning. The annual competition for interns begins with an announcement on the Civitella Ranieri website each fall in the NEWS section. The deadline for applications is December 31st each year. More information.

What is Civitella Ranieri? Artists require unfettered time and space to engage in their work and the world. Building on the legacy of our founder, Ursula Corning, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation opens the doors of its 15th century castle in rural Umbria annually for four six-week residency sessions of self-directed studio and work time. Each residency community of 12-14 brings together accomplished international artists, writers, and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers. They are joined by a limited number of invited Director’s Guests to foster a robust contemporary dialogue that transcends disciplines and geography. A Civitella Ranieri Fellowship changes lives, develops permanent connections, and refreshes one’s work.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Internships

The museum offers an internship program for Italian and international students who study art, art history or related disciplines who are interested in gaining first-hand experience of how a museum is run. The program is a learning experience for all who take part, immersing interns in the cultural life of the city of Venice, allowing them to gain practical experience of museum operations and familiarity with an important collection of modern art. Activities include managing the galleries during opening hours to the public, assisting visitors, staffing the ticket office, cloakroom and other visitor facilities, supporting the museum office staff in various departments and participation in the educational activities of the museum, including presentations to the public, guided tours and workshops with children. The program includes educational activities such as seminars, conferences, educational trips and guided tours for interns.

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For more information:
tel: +39.041.2405.444/401

Language Study/Study Abroad

Florence, The British Institute of Florence

Founded in 1917 to promote cultural exchange between Italy and the English-speaking world, the British Institute of Florence offers courses in Italian language, Art History, Fine Art, English Language, as well as Study Abroad opportunities. The institute also hosts lectures and other cultural events.

Language Centre
Palazzo Strozzino (4th Floor)
Piazza Strozzi 2
50123 Firenze

Tel: 00 39 055 2677 81
Fax: 00 39 055 2677 8222

Library and Cultural Centre
Palazzo Lanfredini (1st Floor)
Lungarno Guicciardini 9
50125 Firenze

Tel: 00 39 055 2677 8270
Fax: 00 39 055 2677 8252

Florence, Centro di Cultura per Stranieri

The Cultural Centre for Foreigners of the University of Florence was founded back in 1907 by professors Guido Biagi and Piero Barbera. Initially, the activity of the Centre was limited to the summer courses of Italian language with lectures in “Italian Literature”, “History of Art” and “Florentine History.” Now located in Via Francesco Valori 9, close to Piazza Savonarola, not far away from the city center, the center offers courses taught by University of Florence faculty in Italian language and culture.

Via Francesco Valori 9
50132 Firenze
tel +39 055 2756938/936
fax +39 055 2756940

Florence, International Studies Institute (ISI)

The International Studies Institute (ISI Florence) offers semester, year-long, and summer academic programs to US college and university students. Semester, summer and full-year study abroad programs are available, offering a wide variety of courses in art history, architecture, food studies and sustainability, fine and studio arts, Italian language & cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, international business, political science and more. All classes are held in English with the exception of the Italian language courses and other elective courses for students with advanced proficiency. No prior study of the Italian language is required.


Palazzo Rucellai – Via della Vigna Nuova, 18
Palazzo Bargagli – Via Tintori, 29
Palazzo Federighi – Via del Moro, 23

Florence, Syracuse University MA Program

Since 1964, Syracuse University has offered a unique Master’s program devoted to the study of Italian Renaissance art that is primarily based in Florence. This is the oldest M.A. art history program accredited in the United States where most of the study—two of three semesters—is conducted in Italy.
Although the Florence M.A. Program’s focus is early modern Italian art, students are encouraged to think broadly about the period and the discipline of art history. Via seminars that are led by internationally recognized scholars and conservators, students carefully analyze artistic styles and techniques, consider issues related to original audiences and settings, and closely study original documents and texts. In addition, they engage with the history and practice of art conservation, art historical theories, methods, and historiography, the collection and display of art, and the ways in which the visual culture of the period relates to larger Mediterranean and global historical and artistic contexts.
The small size of the Program (approximately six participants per year) ensures that professors work closely with each student to create a rigorous and dynamic intellectual experience.
We are pleased to offer various levels of financial support that consist of:
Florence Fellowships (full tuition and a generous stipend)
Kress-Florence Legacy Fellowships (partial tuition and a substantial stipend)
Partial tuition scholarships
For more information about the program, please see our website or contact Molly Bourne at:

IES Abroad

IES Abroad offers study-abroad programs in Milan, Rome, and Siena. Scholarships are available. Internship opportunities offer an exhilarating challenge of real-world experience combined with professional skill building and cultural immersion.

Mission statement: IES Abroad strives to provide premier study abroad programs for U.S. students that deliver the highest quality education while simultaneously promoting development of intercultural competence.

IES Abroad
33 W. Monroe St., Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603-5405

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
Phone: 800.995.2300 or 312.944.1750
Fax: 312.944.1448

Italian Language School “Scuola Leonardo da Vinci”

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has language schools in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena.

Their Italian language schools in Italy offer a wide range of Italian language courses from beginners to Italian teachers all year round. Courses start every week (visit the page with the starting dates of each course), with the exception of courses for beginners. Students can remain as long as they choose. The schools provide:

  • a particularly effective, flexible, modern and communication-oriented teaching method;
  • a friendly atmosphere;
  • qualified and motivated teachers;
  • small groups of students from different countries (a maximum of 12 people per class);
  • “Firenze” diplomas issued by AIL are recognized all around the world;
  • Locations in Florence, Milan, Rome, and Siena;
  • Courses in language, culture, wine & food, art, fashion, and design
  • Competitive prices.

Read the opinions of students who have studied with Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. If you are an absolute beginner, read the suggestions in the section: Italian language for beginners.

Information center: +39 055 290305


Latin, The University of Arizona

Summer Intensive Latin Program
The Department of Classics typically offers Summer Intensive Language Programs in Greek and Latin. Students may enroll for one or both sessions in either language. Those who successfully complete Session II will be prepared to enroll in upper level undergraduate or perhaps graduate Latin or Greek courses. No prior knowledge of Greek or Latin is necessary to enroll in Greek 112 or Latin 112, but previous foreign language experience may be helpful. The cost of the summer intensive programs is low, as is the cost of living in Tucson during the summer.

Latin, The University of Notre Dame

The Department of Classics typically offers beginning, intermediate, and medieval Latin during summer terms.

Beginning Latin I
These sequence of courses introduce students to the language of the ancient Romans for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Latin texts. An appreciation for ancient Roman culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.

Beginning Latin II
These sequence of courses introduce students to the language of the ancient Romans for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Latin texts. An appreciation for ancient Roman culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.

Intermediate Latin
Prerequisite: Beginning Latin or equivalent
This course combines a review of basic Latin grammar with careful reading of classical Latin authors such as Cornelius Nepos and Ovid. It develops students’ translating skills, introduces methods for studying Latin literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and prepares students for advanced work in Latin language and literature.

Medieval Latin
Prerequisite: both Elementary and Intermediate Classical Latin (or the equivalent), taken recently for college credit; $45 materials fee
This course is an introduction to the Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (ca. A.D. 200-1500). Designed to move students toward independent work with Medieval Latin texts, the course will emphasize the close reading and careful translation of a variety of representative Medieval Latin texts and documents, with attention to vocabulary and word formation, orthography and pronunciation, morphology and syntax, and prose styles and metrics. The course will also provide an introduction to the principal areas of medieval Latin scholarship, including lexica, bibliographies, a review of the principal constructions of Classical Latin and great collections and repertories of sources, and reference works for the study of Latin works composed in the Middle Ages. ($45 materials fee). The Medieval Academy of America’s Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) offers two full-tuition scholarships for students taking a three-credit summer program Latin course through the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame. Application details and eligibility information is available through the Notre Dame Medieval Institute.

Middlebury Language Schools

Every summer, students and teachers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and political leaders from around the world gather at the Middlebury Language Schools. They apply their considerable efforts to one goal—creating the richest, most effective language-learning environment on earth. Within this environment, a miracle occurs. Those who arrive with basic language skills expand them dramatically, allowing them to engage with native speakers in an informed discussion of cultural, political, or social issues. The catalyst for this miracle is the Language Pledge, a promise made by students, faculty, and staff to communicate solely in their language of choice for the duration of their time in the program. Programs are offered in a number of languages, including Italian.

The Kress Foundation offers fellowships to Art History Graduate Students studying French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.

The Italian School
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

Kara Gennarelli, Coordinator

Mondavio, Società Dante Alighieri

Based in the Marchigian town of Mondavio, Società Dante Alighiri Comitato di Mondavio has offered language and culture courses since 1994. Check out their video.

Comitato Dante Alighieri di Mondavio
piazza don Minzoni, 2
Mondavio PU 61040

Telephone: 0039 0721 978230 – 0039 0721 890008
Fax: 0039 0721 978230
Mobile Phone Number: 0039 335 6562691 – 0039 333 1613344

New York, Italian Cultural Institute

The Italian Cultural Institute in New York, part of an international network of Italian Cultural Institutes, sometimes offers courses at its headquarters and provides information about scholarships to study Italian, New York-area courses, and courses for foreigners in Italy on its website.

686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021 – USA
tel: +1 212-879-4242
fax: +1 212-861-4018

Padua, Study Abroad, Boston University

Boston University’s Padua Italian Studies Programs offer a unique opportunity for study abroad in a thriving and ancient university city with few tourists. The program is headquartered at the BU Padua Academic Center, located in the heart of the historic center. All students take Italian language courses and choose from electives in art, history, literature, cinema, international relations, political science, and more.

Padua Italian and European Studies Program
Designed for students with no background in Italian, students take a beginning Italian course, along with electives in a wide variety of fields, including Italian art and history.

Padua Italian Studies Program
The program offers intensive language study and coursework in an historic university town 20 miles west of Venice.

Padua Italian Studies Program (Summer)
The program offers intensive language study and coursework in an historic university town 20 miles west of Venice.

Perugia, Università per Stranieri di Perugia

The University for Foreigners Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious Italian institution involved in teaching and research activities as well as in the diffusion of the Italian language and civilization in all expressions. Students come from over 100 different countries to study Italian language and culture as well as special courses in arts and crafts, cuisine, and music.

Italian Language and Culture Courses

Special Courses

BA Courses

MA Courses

Advanced Courses in Humanities and Specialization Courses

Summer University

Rimini, I Malatesta Language School

Since 1976, I Malatesta has offered courses on Italian language and culture of varying lengths.

Tel/Fax +39 0541 383412

Rimini, Tiberius International — Comitato Dante Alighieri

Offers courses in Italian at six levels with instruction in vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, and grammar. Mention the Italian Art Society upon enrollment to receive a 50% discount on tuition.


Palazzo dei Tre Re – d’Augusto, 213
47921 Rimini (RN) – ITALIA
Tel. +39 0541708211
Tel. +39 054123292 – Fax +39 054123292 – P.IVA 02287150409

Sorrento, Study Abroad and Italian Language Courses

The Sant’Anna Institute offers study abroad for U.S. course credit and Italian language and culture courses without credit.

Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue
Via Marina Grande, 16
80067 Sorrento (Napoli)

Tel.: (+39) 081.807.5599, (+39) 081.878.4470
Fax: (+39) 081.532.4140

Taormina, Auburn University Italy Summer and Semester Programs

Auburn University offers both Summer and Semester programs in Taormina, Sicily.


Turin Educational Consortium (TEC)

The Turin Educational Consortium (TEC) was founded to promote educational cultural experiences and cultural awareness in Turin: the Italian trendsetting city, rich in history, culture and technological innovations. TEC provides students the highest possible learning quality and cultural experience. With TEC you will be learning directly from first- hand experience that will lead you to new exciting subjects enriching your life!

TEC offers Gap Year/Pre College courses as well as courses in Italian culture and language.

Urbino, Rutgers University Summer Program

The department of Italian at Rutgers University offers an undergraduate summer program in Italy in the beautiful Renaissance town of Urbino to provide students at various levels with an opportunity to study Italian in its natural environment. The courses offered include Elementary and Intermediate Italian, Advanced Conversation and Civilization, and Italian Literature of the Renaissance. All students will be housed in the student residence at the University of Urbino. Three meals a day will be provided. Program costs also include group excursions to some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, such as Ravenna, Florence, and Venice.

For more information, please read their Brochure

Applications are available on line at: Rutgers Study Abroad

For more questions regarding the summer program, please contact the Department of Italian.

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