WEP International Programs

High School • Summer programs • Groups • Internships • Farmstays & more !

 AGE : 
  min. 14 max. 18 years old upon arrival

  1 academic year
1 academic semester
1 term (12 weeks)
1 short term (8 weeks)

  year or semester : beginning of September or end of January
(short) term : from beginning of September to beginning of February

  volunteer host family


INCLUDED ! Culture week in Rome upon arrival :
italian workshop, culture introduction, excursions.

INCLUDED ! Pre arrival Italian online courses

The country
La Bella Italia ! Italy, home of much of the world’s greatest art, best food, happiest people, will host you with pleasure. Your Italian family and school might be anywhere in Italy, from the northern Swiss border to the sunny tip of its “boot”.  Share everyday life with a warm, loving family. Visit cities and little villages with rich history, museums, churches… learn to speak Italian both with words and with your hands! Fabulous pasta, crusty bread, snowy peaks for skiing, sunny beaches for swimming, Roman ruins and the best of 21st century design – Italy offers a sensational student exchange opportunity.

School Life
Italian school is quite difficult and expectations are high. Participants will be enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the five years of the scuola superiore program; they will follow classes in a local liceo from Monday to Saturday morning. Classes include Italian, Mathematics, Sciences, Physics, Foreign Language (English, German or French), Geography, History, Physical Education... The school year runs from September to June.

School day
> 8.30 am to 1.30-2.00 pm
> Saturday classes may be allocated

Participants will live with an Italian family. Like family members they will share the family’s everyday life, participate in activities and adapt to the family rules as if it were their own.

Terms of participation
- be min. 14 and max. 18 upon arrival
- Have good academic results
- Have a minimum of 1 year of Italian lessons
- Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial Terms
Included: host family search, screening and placement process - accommodation as described - school registration - transfer on arrival - 24 hours emergency support - coordinator assistance & progress reports - orientation meeting - WEP support to obtain the permit of stay - administrative costs.
Not included: return transportation - local transportation - school costs - lunch if taken at school - personal expenses - travel insurance - passport & visa fee