Testimonials - Italian in Rome
“The other students and I had lots of fun as we HAD to communicate in Italian between us since none of us knew each others native language! Needless to say, I learned tons and made good friends. It was an amazing experience. I recommend it to anyone that would like to have an in-depth language and cultural experience. The only problem for me was that I could not do a longer session - if you can, do 2 weeks or more!!!"
(Miraida, age 29)
“My experience was fantastic. I lived and studied Italian in Rome for 3 weeks. The school was great, and my confidence in speaking and understanding the Italian language increased significantly. My accommodations were fabulous - minutes from the metro, modern, and clean. In fact, they were beyond my expectations. I was staying with one other student, who I became very close with. Also living in the apartment was the landlord s brother who was very friendly and very helpful. He was always there to answer all of our questions and provide great advice about the city!
I was also able to practice my conversational Italian by speaking with him. The apartment was brand new - all the furniture was new, the walls were just painted etc. and it was very comfortable, very clean.
Most importantly, my trip did not only include the city of Rome and the country of Italy - it also included friendships with wonderful people from across the globe - from Brazil, to Mexico, to Germany, to France, and more. The location of the school on Via Tibullo was great!! It was right near the Vatican, right near wonderful shopping on Via del Corso, and very close to the Metro. The teachers were all very friendly, and the conversational teaching style was very effective. My experience was fantastic.”
(Stefani, age 20)
“The school was great, the teachers were very nice and the atmosphere was relaxed. The instruction focused on conversational Italian, so it was helpful in learning to speak with others. The other students were very nice, and we all spent time together outside of class. My advice would be to keep an open mind about the experience. It s important to try to live the way the locals do.
I would also say that it s a good idea to make friends from the school, it gives you more opportunities to practice the language and the chance to meet people from all over the world. I thought the service from Languages Abroad was good overall; I received all follow-up information very quickly. When I first arrived, I was a little overwhelmed because I had very little experience with the language, but my landlord and everyone at the school was very nice, and I enjoyed my trip. I would definitely like to do a similar trip in the future!”
(Jessica, age 22)