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Foundation Year – General Study Program

Get the required level of knowledge of Italian to attend any Italian University. This program aims to prepare international students that don’t meet the requirements for attending University courses in Italy in terms of school years and language knowledge. You will attend an accredited Italian language course achieving the Official CILS or CELI or PLIDA Italian language certification.

The program is offered in several locations/academic institutions depending on the student’s goals and study area of interest. The course can offer both Italian language classes and preparatory courses from specific areas. The program is generally taught in English and Italian.

Study program:
Italian language
Italian culture
Intercultural communication
Preparation for the exam to obtain a language certificate in Italian

General programme
Italian history and geography

Duration of the course: 11 months from September 2021 to July 2022.

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Do you need a visa?

Western European citizens do not require visas to enter Italy unless their stay exceeds 90 days. Citizens of other countries should inquire at the nearest Italian Consulate about entry formalities and requirements.
In some cases, you need a visa, application for which can be made at the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence. In case you are uncertain if you need a visa, please kindly check the following website:
A document confirming the study holiday will be issued only after full registration of the participant, and upon receipt of payment for the entire language stay. Students are responsible for obtaining the visa and any corresponding costs.
Against surcharge, we are also able to assist you during the procedure to obtain the permit of stay (= permesso di soggiorno) at the local authorities. Please kindly inform us before arrival if you are in need of a study visa, respectively residency permit.

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