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Studying in Italy

Italy is a country with potential for endless discoveries. It houses the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites on the planet. It is also home to some of the oldest universities in the world; Universitá di Bologna was founded in 1053 and The University of Rome was established in A.D. 1303 by the Catholic Church. All this makes it the ideal place to study.

Italian universities are the dream of every Art student. Where else does one get to study the subject in a classroom during the day and observe the works of the world’s greatest artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Bernini, Raphael and Caravaggio in their free time?

Italy is ranked as the eighth most industrialized country. Due to this it offers students educational programs that go beyond the traditional subjects. Research in a large variety of fields like ICT, medicine, physics and biology is incentivized. Interning in Italy is another great option to gain hands on experience in the real world. Internship programs are unpaid but they come with significantly lower costs, and they can be used to gain college credits.

With a booming tourist industry, holiday courses offered in summers are very popular in Italy. Courses are offered in everything from sculpture, painting, food, wine, scuba diving, and photography.

Applications for programs taught in the regular academic year usually have to be submitted between January and April. However you must check with the specific universities for their dates. Most Italian universities do not have residence halls. For students needing accommodation, universities make available an accommodation finding service to aid students in finding shared living arrangements that are cheaper than private market.


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