Gap Year Programs in Italy

A gap year in Italy is the adventure of a lifetime. We give you the tools to study Italian in depth, but you'll also have time to learn more widely about your favorite areas of interest, such as: art, fashion and history. Our gap year programs in Italy are flexible, so you customize your trip to your specific needs.

Gap Year Programs in Italy
EF Gap Year

EF Gap Year

Individual travel programs between high school and college
Get more out of college with an academic year or semester abroad that includes educational travel, language study, volunteer service, a work internship, and leadership development.
Destination: Italy
City: all destinations ItalyRome
EF Language Year Abroad

EF Language Year Abroad

16 + years
6, 9 or 11 months
Abroad
Combine language and academic studies abroad at an accredited EF school to prepare for an international career or degree.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome
EF Languages Abroad

EF Languages Abroad

16 - 89
2-24 weeks
Abroad
Learn a language faster at an accredited EF school. Choose from 10 languages in 50 destinations. Start your course any Monday.
Destination: Italy
City: Rome

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Gap Year in Italy

Spending a gap year in Italy working on your language skills means you'll have long enough time to become pretty advanced in the language as you work towards fluency. Even if you're a beginner at the start of your gap year in Italy, studying abroad is the fastest way to learn a language and you'll start to see improvements in a matter of weeks. You'll receive high quality language instruction from our team of expert teachers, who will devise lesson plans that work for you. Enroll in our gap year program in Italy and see what it means to be truly fluent.

How Much Progress Will I Make?

Over the course of your gap year in Italy, your language skills will evolve so much that they will be unrecognizable. Studying abroad is well worth the challenge, and you're sure to find it a very rewarding experience. The amount of progress you make with your Italian as a result of our gap year program in Italy is really up to you. It will depend a lot on your current language ability and how fast you learn, but with hard work and dedication it's possible to become fluent by the end of the year. Fluency means that you'll be able to have complicated conversations and read and write in Italian to a high standard. It's not going to be easy, but you'll be supported every step of the way during your gap year in Italy.