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Italian Language Immersion in Rome
There is simply too much to see in Rome - the Vatican City alone can easily swallow up an entire weekend. Most visitors are overwhelmed and remain torn between running from sight to sight in order to 'do' everything, or lingering over a couple of monuments and museums.
The latter option is strongly recommended - even then, it is best to punctuate cultural trips with ice creams, coffees, and serene walks in the city's parks (the Villa Borghese is one of the loveliest). As for most holy sites, clothing covering midriffs, shoulders and legs are recommended, particularly for the Vatican.
The centro storico is the obvious starting point, with the greatest concentration of Classical and Christian sites enclosed in a relatively small space. Stumbling upon ancient frescoes, Renaissance fountains and beautiful piazzas are part of the pleasures of wandering around Rome's streets.
Rome has over 400 churches and four major basilicas - St Peter's, St John Lateran, St Mary Major and St Paul's. However, it is San Clemente - on Via San Giovanni in Laterano - which encapsulates the multi-layered labyrinth of Rome. At street level, there is a 12th-century basilica with beautiful mosaics. Down one level is a well preserved Roman basilica. Deeper still are more ancient Roman remains, until finally, at the deepest level, is the temple to the oriental cult of Mithras.
The Roman Forum is now a heap of marble fragments, columns and floor layouts. A leap of imagination is required to recreate the former marketplace that was the political, commercial and social heart of ancient Rome, and the symbolic centre of an Empire stretching to Greece, Sicily and Carthage. Fire, barbarians and pillaging builders in medieval and Renaissance times contributed to the Forum's present state of disrepair but the Forum was only revealed during the excavation work of the 19th century. A bird's-eye view is gained from behind Piazza del Campidoglio, and a closer look from along Via Sacra that runs through the heart of the Forum.
Our Italian immersion vacation allows you plenty of time to discover the Culture of Italy & Rome.
ITALIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN ROME
ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL & COURSES, STUDY ABROAD IN ROME
Learn Italian in Rome,enjoy your Italian learning vacation in this "Eternal City" located on the River Tiber
This breathtaking and historic city offers so much to see and do after class including ancient architecture, cultural events, fantastic food & wine and some of the most fanous places in the world: the famous Spanish Steps, the Vatican Palace, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and the Pantheon....to name but just a few (more)
Planning for your language immersion
:: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: Arrive independently into Rome.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.
The school is located in a typical aristocratic house in the center of the Old City and only a short distance from the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.
The school offers over 30 years of experience and is officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education.
Language course details
You have the following course options:
4 lessons daily: (20 lessons per week) 6 lessons daily: (30 lessons per week)
:: We accept all language levels / ages 16 +
:: 2 - 24 week course length
:: A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 45 minutes
:: Course runs Monday through Friday
:: Loan of course materials are included
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
:: Maximum 14 students per group class
Academic credit available:(if required)
Undergraduate Credit Through Brookhaven College
You have the following accommodation options:
:: Single or Double
:: Meals included: breakfast & dinner daily
:: Meals will be local custom
:: Shared bathroom with family
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your lodgings, deposit of 100 EURO required
:: Located 25 - 40 mins. to school by public transport
Shared Apartment: (must be 18 or older)
:: Single or Double
:: Self catering - NO meals included
:: Expect to share with other international students
:: Normally 2 - 5 students share an apartment
:: Equipped kitchen including cooking utensils
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your apartment, deposit of 100 EURO required
:: Located 10 - 30 mins. to school by public transport
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After class & weekend activities
We have a cultural activities department that plan a variety of cultural activities. Students will receive detailed information on our complete program of activities on the first day of their course. The activities and excursions are announced weekly at the secretariat.
Day excursion to the seaside at Sperlonga (summer), to Naples and Pompei, to Cortona, etc.; every 4 weeks, normally the first Saturday after a month course begins. Half-day excursion to Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Castelli Romani, etc.
Start dates & prices
:: Course Start dates throughout the year
:: Set Start dates for beginners
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars
How to Book & Pay
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We require a deposit of $300 (or 10% if over $3000) to book any language vacation.
We guarantee the highest quality Italian Language Courses...
- Bustling capital city, jam-packed with important historical sites
- One of the most remarkable cities in the world
- School located in the charming Prati district
- Academic credit available
Arrival airport: ROME
Rome has an international airport (Leonardo da Vinci /Fiumicino airport) which is located about 26km southwest of the city. The best way into town is by train, there is a regular non-stop express to Termini Station, the central rail station.