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Italian in Bologna

Experience
Study
Destination
Italy
Duration
1 to 12 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

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Trip overview

Learn to speak Italian – as you become a local in your neighbourhood  – while living in the heart of Bologna for up to 12 weeks on this unforgettable trip. 

What better way to learn a language than to jump right into the deep end? Engaging with the community as you live like a local in one of the most romantic countries in the world. 

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Bologna while learning Italian, including: 

  • Small group classes. With a maximum of 10 people in each class, you’ll get plenty of personal attention from your tutor in your relaxed, but structured, classes. 
  • Homestay accommodation. Take that cultural immersion up a notch by staying with a local host in their homestay. You’ll have your own private room close to your school.
  • Weekly cultural experiences. Twice a week you’ll join your class as you explore Italian life and culture together. You can expect things like museum tours, music festivals, and guided dinners at local restaurants. 

Enjoy the ultimate Italian food experience in Bologna, Italy's unofficial "food capital." Taste authentic Italian favorites and impress the locals by confidently ordering in Italian, thanks to your supportive tutor's engaging lessons. Forge lifelong friendships with people from around the world.

Imagine being part of the community, practicing Italian with familiar faces - the café barista, the friendly shopkeeper, and your neighbor. Living among Italians accelerates your language skills, as you converse day and night.

Speaking Italian opens doors to immersive travel experiences. Locals appreciate foreigners speaking their language. Become the most popular traveller in the room by constructing sentences filled with regional slang.

And when you book with Global, you book with the best. You get the ultimate study experience fully planned and hassle-free.

Inclusions

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Small group Italian classes
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Homestay Accommodation
Private airport transfer
Local cultural experiences
Certificate of completion
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Study in Bologna trip is designed to get you travelling, living and learning Italian overseas as smoothly as possible.

Our partners know that the best way to learn Italian is to speak Italian, so they built that into the course!

Classes have a halfway coffee break, not just because italian coffee is amazing, but to get you into the shop, talking with Italians.

Then, after most classes, you might choose to attend an Italian activity. This will get you out really experiencing the Italian culture you’ve travelled so far to be a part of. 

Arrive in Italy with the reassurance that you will be many steps ahead of every other traveller in search of international experience in Europe. You can hit the ground running in your studies, with everything else taken care of. 

Spend your time studying in Italian, immersing yourself in the world-famous, charming culture, exploring the breathtaking landscapes and history, and jetting off to neighbouring countries, leaving the logistical stuff to us.

Embrace a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel, live and teach in Italian learning a lifelong skill that will stay with you forever.

Requirements 

You must do an Italian language test before you go so you know which level to start on.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs & spending money.

Accommodation

To take that cultural immersion to the next level, you’ll stay in a homestay with a local host. It’s kinda like a secret weapon to learn the Italian language and culture in a heartbeat. 

You’ll have your own private room and be close to your school.

Trip itinerary

Arrival

Once you’ve touched down at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, your transfer will take you to your accommodation in Bologna. We usually recommend flying in on the Sunday so you can use this time to get acquainted with the city! Bologna is an amazing place so try to make the most of it straight away!

Day 1

Arrive at school by 8:30 at the very latest. On your first day you'll run through your orientation. This will include information about the school, classes, study methods, Italian culture and life in Italy.  Then dive straight into your class! You’ll undertake an Italian class until 1 in the afternoon and twice per week there are cultural activities.

Week 1

After waking up at your homestay accommodation and saying goodbye to your host family for the day you’ll make the short journey to school to start classes at 9am sharp. Classes go until 1pm with plenty of breaks throughout the day.  2 out of the 5 weekdays you’ll spend at school will end with a local cultural activity designed to throw you into Italian culture and get you talking with the locals. If it’s not one of these days, you and your classmates will usually make your own fun around the city centre.  Weekends are your own! Use this time to go explore the rest of Italy, or even pop over to neighbouring countries. Europe is your oyster!

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/5 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals – as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Italy our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your initial accommodation in Bologna. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Italy, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Italy. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Italy, complete with everything you need and 24/7 support.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to get you speaking Italian like a local while you live like a local. Which makes this trip perfect for those who want to connect more with the country, instead of simply stopping in for a visit. 

Our in-country partner’s teaching style is about learning Italian for real situations, not a load of useless phrases and big words. It’s conversational Italian – the same way normal people speak in Italy. 

These classes won’t teach you formal Italian with strict rules and fancy words. It’s all about being able to communicate with Italian people in Italian, so you can let the Italian culture become part of you as you get to know it more intimately. 

One of the many reasons you have cultural immersion and local experiences built-in to your course – so you can practise your Italian on real-life Italians in real-life situations. 

Living amongst the community while you’re learning the language will fast track your path to success. It will also help you integrate into the community so you’ll get to know Italy much better than most tourists.

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

How do I choose the right study trip?

With so many incredible options, we understand that selecting the perfect study trip can be tricky. That's why we recommend booking your favourite one, and your dedicated Trip Coordinator will guide you through the project details. They will consider your interests, goals, and desired outcome for the trip. If we find another trip that better suits your preferences, we can easily swap you over to ensure you have the ideal study experience. Rest assured, we're here to help you find the right fit!

Do I need any prior experience for a study trip?

Most of our study trips are designed to cater to participants of all abilities and levels of experience. You can confidently join our program without any previous background or expertise. Our courses are structured to provide a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone, ensuring you can make the most out of your study trip adventure, and go home with a new or developed skill!

What is the typical group size I'll be studying with?

The group sizes for our study trips typically range from 4 to 12 people, with variations depending on the specific trip. Most of our participants are travelling solo and share a common enthusiasm for learning and making new connections. And as our travellers come from various countries worldwide, joining a study trip offers an exceptional opportunity to build a diverse network of friends from all corners of the globe!

Do I get a certificate upon completing the study course?

Absolutely! Upon successfully completing the study course, you will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge your hard work and dedication. This valuable certificate serves as a notable achievement and an impressive addition to your resume. Future employers will recognise your commitment to personal and professional growth, reinforcing your qualifications and enhancing your career prospects. Or, frame it on your wall to show off to family and friends of the epic skill you picked up abroad!

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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