Italiaidea Institute, authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, has been offering outstanding courses in Italian language and culture since 1984, becoming the foremost language institute in Rome, with about 1,500 students every year. Located in the heart of ancient Rome near Campo dei Fiori and a block from the Tiber River, the school draws students from around the world, creating an international environment while focusing on the Italian language and its culture.
U.S. School of Record
St. Norbert College (WI)
Language of Instruction
Italian (it’s the best way to learn!)
Up to 30 study abroad students from around the world.
Italiaidea offers all levels of Italian Language study, and courses have a maximum of 10 students in each. Upon arrival each student is tested to establish his/her language level and are placed to reflect his/her current skills. Italiaidea uses an interactive communicative approach, with “authentic” materials. This means lessons focus on Italian daily life (newspapers, music, advertising, current events), and materials are continually updated to make the program relevant and contemporary. Students interested in further immersion have the option of living in family homestays.
Visiting students at Italiaidea are immediately welcomed into the many cultural activities the school organizes. Each month, coursework includes at least ten activities outside of the classroom, including museum visits, walking tours, theater nights, conferences, and Italian cooking.
SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.