"Spending my summer in Italy was the best choice I could have made!" 

- SYA Italy Summer student


A mom and two students stand smiling holding plates of food. All the people have shoulder length hair and glasses.

You will spend evenings and weekends in the comfort of your host family home where you’ll have ample opportunity to share the highlights of your day over a delicious meal you may want to prepare with them. Living with your Italian family will be the most significant part of your SYA life. The time you will spend with your host family will make your experience unique and invaluable.


A few students stand inside looking up at artwork on the wall and celling.

You will use what you learn in class immediately outside the school doors through activities in the surroundings and field trips. You will be able to use your skills in authentic ways during trips that are designed to introduce you to the stunning beauty of a country that contains 60% of UNESCO’s World Heritage designations, visiting Rome, Florence, Sardinia and the Tuscia region).


A girl jumps on the back of a boy student in a sports field. The students are smiling and happy.

You will develop your language skills as well as collaborate with local peers in designed activities and projects that will give you different and diverse tools to deeply understand Italian culture and share your culture with others. You will hike Etruscan paths, cook Italian dishes, play soccer and participate in many other activities with local peers who will soon be among your best friends in your Italian life.


"My daughter learned so much this summer. Thank you so much to the SYA Summer Italy faculty!" 

- SYA Italy Summer Parent