Italian school in Venice: Istituto Venezia

From 270.- EUR
approx 243.- GBP
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Key points

  • School is centrally located in the heart of Venice
  • Quality school with very good teachers
  • Rich and varied programme of cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, France, etc..
ratings
126 authentic opinions

Key points

  • School is centrally located in the heart of Venice
  • Quality school with very good teachers
  • Rich and varied programme of cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, France, etc..
ratings
126 authentic opinions

Study Italian at the heart of La Serenissima (Venice)...on the right bank, in the Dorsoduro district, only a stone's throw away from the charming Campo Santa Margherita square. Our partner school is housed in a magnificent historical building. The staff are welcoming and the 7 classrooms are bright and comfortable. A small computer room will allow you to access the Internet free of charge in the afternoons. There is also WiFi access for students who have their own laptops. During breaks or after classes, you can relax and chat with friends on the terrace, unless you would prefer to join students from the University Ca’ Foscari in one of the numerous Venetian cafés right near the school.

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  • Activity programme
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  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
(about GBP 239.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
980
3
620
1050
1370
4
760
1310
1720
6
1080
1890
2520
8
1400
2470
3320
12
1840
3430
4720
24
3460
6610
9220
Extra week (24+)
135
265
375
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 28.05 / 25.06 / 23.07 / 20.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 12.11 / 10.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 450.-
(about GBP 399.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
450
630
720
2
810
1130
1340
3
1150
1580
1900
4
1460
2010
2420
6
2110
2920
3550
8
2760
3830
4680
12
4060
5650
6940
24
7960
11110
13720
Extra week (24+)
325
455
565
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 28.05 / 25.06 / 23.07 / 20.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 12.11 / 10.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 630.-
(about GBP 559.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
630
810
900
2
1170
1490
1700
3
1670
2100
2420
4
2160
2710
3120
6
3160
3970
4600
8
4160
5230
6080
12
6160
7750
9040
24
12160
15310
17920
Extra week (24+)
500
630
740
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 30.04 / 28.05 / 25.06 / 23.07 / 20.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 12.11 / 10.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Art History course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
(about GBP 239.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
980
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.03 / 26.03 / 09.04 / 16.04 / 07.05 / 14.05 / 28.05 / 04.06 / 18.06 / 25.06 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 03.09 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 01.10 / 15.10 / 22.10 / 12.11 / 19.11.2018
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 06.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
(about GBP 239.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
970
3
620
1050
1220
4
760
1310
1540
6
1080
1890
2280
8
1400
2470
3020
12
1620
3210
4080
24
3240
6390
8220
Extra week (24+)
135
265
345
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 450.-
(about GBP 399.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
450
630
720
2
810
1130
1330
3
1150
1580
1750
4
1460
2010
2240
6
2110
2920
3310
8
2760
3830
4380
12
4060
5650
6520
24
7960
11110
12940
Extra week (24+)
325
455
535
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 630.-
(about GBP 559.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
630
810
900
2
1170
1490
1690
3
1670
2100
2270
4
2160
2710
2940
6
3160
3970
4360
8
4160
5230
5780
12
6160
7750
8620
24
12160
15310
17140
Extra week (24+)
500
630
710
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Art History course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 270.-
(about GBP 239.-)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270
450
540
2
450
770
970
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
18.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 11.11.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
18.03 / 08.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 02.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (Minimum 5 lessons) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family (single room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a residence (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night in a residence (double room) 30 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 70 EUR
One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per lesson) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family (single room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a residence (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night in a residence (double room) 30 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 70 EUR

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, no meals (Palladian cloister on Giudecca)
Residence, double room, no meals (Palladian cloister on Giudecca)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

126 students gave their opinion about this school

28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der Sprachaufenthalt in Venedig war ein einzigartiges Erlebnis, ich liebe die italienische Kultur und das Essen ist fantastisch. Die Schule war im Herzen von Venedig. Zudem gehört Venedig zu den aussergewöhnlichsten Städten der Welt.
2 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja sehr. Konnte nach 2 Wochen Standardkurs ein Niveau von A2 erreichen. Verstehe schon viel und kann auch schon mich Verbal mit anderen austauschen, wie zB einkaufen gehen oder im Restaurant bestellen. »
School highlights
« Lehrkräfte und Lage »
40 years old - Germany
/ 5
Signora Calenda war eine wunderbare Gastgeberin! ich habe mich sehr willkommen gefühlt!
1 week, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe viele Fortschritte erzielt, obwohl wegen des Unwetters und des Feiertags 2 Tage Unterricht entfallen waren.Am meisten weitergebracht haben mich die Einzelstunden und die Gespräche mit meiner Gastgeberin. Der Unterricht war gut, zeitweise war die Grammatik für mich leider etwas zu anspruchsvoll, weil mir Grundlagen gefehlt haben, aber das konnte ich in den Einzelstunden gut aufarbeiten »
School highlights
« Die Lage ist fantastisch!Es gibt EinzelkurseDas Nachmittagsangebot ist sehr gut (ich komnte wegen der Einzelkurse leider nicht teilnehmen) »
66 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr gute Atmosphäre und Stimmung Sehr kompetente, humorvolle und herzliche Lehrkräfte Einfache Zimmer, aber herrliche, ruhige Lage abseits des Touristenstroms
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
45 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
56 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
50 years old - Spain
/ 5
Cursos de historia del arte en situ en monumentos y ciudad. El alojamiento muy básico. La próxima vez cogeré solo el curso y me alojaré en un hotel aunque me cueste mas barato. El primer día al llegar no había nadie en la residencia, tuve que llamar y el chico me dice hay un sobre con tu nombre cógelo es tu llave, ya nos vemos mañana. Y una vez instalada salgo para irme a dar una vuelta y me veo a dos ratas delante de mi tan felices fo..... Así que me dio un poco de repelús. Cursos altamente recomendados si vais a hacer historia del arte. Los demás ni idea.
1 week, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Progreso no lo sé pero me he desenvuelto mejor hablando en italiano. »
53 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Das WLAN an der Schule war äußerst mangelhaft. Ansonsten tolle Lage in Venedig. Unterkunft war gut gelegen. Dadurch, dass in der Unterkunft viele Mitschüler dabei waren, gab es einen regen Kontakt, man hat viel zusammen unternommen und sich auch viel gemeinsam durch die Stadt bewegt. Ansonsten hätte die Küche etwas sauberer sein können und die angezeigten Fotos mit dem Klostergarten waren anfangs etwas irreführend, da man am Anfang davon ausging, diese auch nutzen zu können. Die Schule hat recht gute Aktionen angeboten. sehr gefallen hat mir ein Kostenloser Kochkurs im Zentrum Venedigs, bei dem man seine eigene, traditionelle Tomatensauce herstellen konnte. Außerdem ist das Angebot, der reservierten Liegen an einem Privatstrand auf Lido auch sehr gut. Vielen Dank für diese schöne Reise. Ich habe viele nette Menschen kennengelernt, zu denen ich den Kontakt auch länger halten werde und wir werden auch in Zukunft mehr machen. Es ist also durchaus auch Freunde fürs Leben zu finden.
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Besuch italienischer Cafes am morgen und Kochkurse in der Schule.Am besten die Tipps und Tricks der Lehrer umsetzen, dann hat meine eine gute Zeit. »
59 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule liegt in einem wunderschönen Viertel Dorsoduro mit Cafe `s , Restaurants, Supermarkt in der Nähe und besitzt eine wunderschöne Außenterrasse.Die Klassenzimmer sind etwas klein und die Schülerzahl zu groß. Die Lehrer sind sehr nett.Gut wenn man sein Level schon kennt und die richtige Woche für einen fortführenden Kurs im Vorfeld weis, denn die Einstufung erfolgt nicht immer in der richtigen Klasse. Es gibt unterschiedliche Vermittlung des Stoffes der Lehrer, Alberto der Morgenlehrer war klasse, erklärend, langsam sprechend und helfend, ging auf jeden ein, machte mit anderen Lehrern allerdings auch andere Erfahrungen. Kulturprogramm / Ausflugsmöglichkeiten / Kochkurs Angebot super. Der Umgang mit unterschiedlichen Nationalitäten war wunderbar Was das Freizeitangebot und Ausflüge angeht gibt sich die Schule sehr viel Mühe, ob gemeinsames kochen, Kunst oder Kultur, da findet jeder etwas für sich.
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe leichte Fortschritte gemacht durch Alberto und getraue mich jetzt nach meiner 3. Woche mehr zu sprechen, der Lernstoff muss ja auch gelernt und angewendet werden, was im Land selbst mehr Möglichkeiten bietet. »
Top tips
« Einen Ausflug zum Lido, der bunten Fischerinsel Burano, in der Nähe der Schule befindet sich die berühmte Kirche dei Frari / Fresken wunderschön, auch ein Besuch zur Messe in der Kirche della Salute ist ein Erlebnis und ein Konzertbesuch im Dogenpalast.Mit dem "Vaporetto" Linie 1 sollte man auch mal eine Abendfahrt auf dem Canale Grande machen »
57 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich war das dritte mal in Venedig an der Sprachschule, es war wieder sehr schön und es wird auch nicht das letzte mal sein. Frau Zanutto ist sehr freundlich ,besorgt und auch immer für Fragen oder anderes ansprechbar.Ich konnte mich mit ihr über das was ich in der Schule gelernt habe, auch unterhalten.Das Zimmer ist sehr sauber,mit eigenem Bad. Die Küche konnte ich zu jederzeit mit benutzen.Ich habe mich bei Frau Zanutto wieder sehr wohl gefühlt.
1 week, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich konnte mein Sprachkenntnisse gut festigen. Es wurde alles sehr gut erklärt und die Einzelstunden am Nachmittag haben mir auch gut geholfen. »
School highlights
« - die Schule ist nicht so groß, schönes altes Haus mit schöner Terrasse- sehr gutes Lehrpersonal- tolle Athmosphäre »

Testimonials

Silke Anita Mühlemann
Silke Anita Mühlemann
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 12 weeks

Going to school in Venice was a unique experience. I was there off-season when the city is just as lively but with fewer tourists. You can therefore visit attractions in the afternoon without fighting through hordes of tourists and there is always space at restaurants and cafés. This is heaven for sightseeing! Watch out when the water starts to rise but you’ll get used to it quickly.

The school is small and friendly. The atmosphere in class is relaxed but you make a huge amount of progress. After just two weeks I could speak with fellow students – half in English, half in Italian. It was impossible for me to do anything like that before.

You get used to taking water taxis and I enjoyed my journey to school on the Vaporetto on the Canale della Giudecca and by foot in the Dorsoduro area.

The nightlife may not be as buzzing here as elsewhere but I would go back to Venice again in a heartbeat.

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Rose Orbeta
Rose Orbeta
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 1 week

My experience with my Italian language study in Venice was a true adventure for me. I was initially concerned that I would not know if I could find my apartment and how I would find my way to school. When I arrived at the station, I was met by my landlady who walked with me to the apartment. She was very accommodating and I felt at home immediately. After depositing my luggage in my room, we walked to the nearest grocery, then to a pizza restaurant in Campo Margherita. The next morning was my first day at school. My landlady walked with me to the school which was less than a 10-minute walk. I was delighted to know that the school was a short walk from the apartment which made it possible for me to come home after class for a short rest. I had the whole afternoon and evening to explore Venice but found myself going back to St. Mark's Square almost every day to listen to the orchestras and delight myself with the beautiful ambiance the square has to offer.

The class was made up of 9 students from Germany, Japan, Australia, and the United States. I was excited every morning as I walked to school, grabbed an espresso, sat with my classmates and began to learn the Italian language. The classes were interesting and fun as we played charades and gave short presentations on the cities where each of us live, in Italian! There were extra activities including guided walks, a cooking class, an Italian movie, etc. I appreciate the help that was provided by Elisa of ESL - Language Studies Abroad. She was very thorough and provided me with all the information I needed prior to my arrival in Venice. I will definitely plan on attending another class again. It was a dream come true for me which I would love to experience all over again.

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This is your dream chance to live like a real Venetian! Sharing the daily life and experiences of a local family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Living around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have your own room and will share the kitchen with your hosts.

Palladian cloister on Giudecca residence
With a view overlooking the Giudecca lagoon and its location on an island in the historical heart of Venice, the residence proposed by our partner school will captivate you. It is located in the district which is very popular with artists and students close to the Redentore church, only a stone's throw away from the Piazzale Roma and the train station. In an former, completely renovated convent, surrounded by a garden where there are hundreds of olive trees, you can occupy a single or double room (in which case, the booking must be made for the two people at the same time) with an extraordinary view and a private bathroom. The bedrooms have Internet access. You will have the possibility to use, in common with the other international students, the equipped kitchen, the laundry room, comfortable lounges with television and meeting rooms. A shuttle boat assures a continuous connection with the historical centre of the city. You will appreciate the conviviality in an extraordinary setting in the heart of Venice!

Host family
This is your dream chance to live like a real Venetian! Sharing the daily life and experiences of a local family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Living around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have your own room and will share the kitchen with your hosts.

Palladian cloister on Giudecca residence
With a view overlooking the Giudecca lagoon and its location on an island in the historical heart of Venice, the residence proposed by our partner school will captivate you. It is located in the district which is very popular with artists and students close to the Redentore church, only a stone's throw away from the Piazzale Roma and the train station. In an former, completely renovated convent, surrounded by a garden where there are hundreds of olive trees, you can occupy a single or double room (in which case, the booking must be made for the two people at the same time) with an extraordinary view and a private bathroom. The bedrooms have Internet access. You will have the possibility to use, in common with the other international students, the equipped kitchen, the laundry room, comfortable lounges with television and meeting rooms. A shuttle boat assures a continuous connection with the historical centre of the city. You will appreciate the conviviality in an extraordinary setting in the heart of Venice!

How can you get bored in Venice? The entire city is a work of art. To help you discover its innumerable treasures, at the beginning of each month, our partner school proposes a programme of excursions and activities that you can participate in free of charge or at a reduced price, such as walks around the city, visits to the Rialto markets, trips to the beaches of Lido and film evenings. And for going out with your friends at night, you have only to choose a venue among the numerous options for partying in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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