You Get to Experience Italian Culture

Italy has influenced global culture with some of the richest collections of art, architecture, cuisine, and music in the world. An immersive study abroad experience in Italy helps you develop an expanded world perspective and cultural appreciation. Whether it’s a Master’s programme in Rome or Florence or another location in one of the Borghi Piu Belli d’ Italia, you get a chance to experience Italian culture.

There are Plenty of IEP Programmes to Choose From

Study programmes in Italy are some of the most popular because of the country’s food, scenery, historical sites, and museums. There are plenty of IEP programs to choose from, including business, information technology, sustainable development, science and technology – all professional programmes give access to international employment. The Florence programme and the Rome programmes are extremely desirable. On the other hand, the programmes in the Borghi will offer a unique experience in an uncontaminated natural UNESCO labelled environment and are much sought after.

You will receive a High-Quality Education with an academic pathway, get an opportunity to stay and work in Italy or seek a career route for an international job

Students worldwide come to Italy to study and gain insight into their field through a different cultural lens. Italy boasts a sound and high-quality higher education system; and is home to the oldest universities in the Western world. The country has been a hub for art, science, and higher education for hundreds of years. 

The University of Bologna, Italy was founded in 1088 and, having never been out of operation holds the title of the oldest university in the world.

The CIRPS academic offer is one of the best in Europe with a consortium of top-level Universities from Rome La Sapienza to Perugia, Siena, Pisa and LUM in Bari amongst others. All courses have an academic pathway route to all CIRPS University Members for Bachelor (post-foundation), Masters’ or Ph.D. programmes and to other EU partner Universities.

One of the most well-known research centres in Italy for science and engineering is the IEP campus at AcquaSparta, an ancient research laboratory of none other than GALILEO. The site of the world-renowned Geographical Society is the IEP Italy privileged location in Rome.

All IEP courses include an internship and/or stage, plus project work which allows all candidates to fully prepare for an employable future with regional, national, and importantly, international organisations.

Furthermore, according to the official website of the Italian government (, an international (non-EU/EEA) student, who has successfully completed the degree/diploma from an Italian institution of higher education, at the expiry of the residence permit for study reasons, can be registered in the employment lists in Italy for a period not over twelve months and can request the conversion of the residence permit for study into a residence permit for awaiting employment.

You can Learn Italian in an Immersive Environment

Even if you’re not a language major, learning another language can help you communicate when you travel abroad. It can also make you a more competitive job applicant and expand career opportunities in fields like foreign relations, tourism, and marketing. Whilst all IEP Italy courses are in English, you will have the opportunity of engaging in Italian language and cultural programmes.
Furthermore, learning another language is good for your brain. However, becoming fluent takes time and commitment.
Living with a host family instead of living in a dorm or in student housing forces you to communicate in Italian. You’ll also get to experience authentic Italian life – many expatriates invest time and energy to achieve this. As an IEP Italy student, you will be immersed in this atmosphere from day one.

You can Eat Authentic Italian Cuisine

One of the exciting things about studying abroad is the opportunity to discover new foods. In Italy, you can broaden your palate and experience authentic Italian cuisine. All different regions offer a variety of food for all palates, from vegetarian to meat-loving and fish culinary enthusiasts.
Shop at the local markets inside the Borghi, research local delicacies in your area and treat yourself to a gelato occasionally. You’ll also experience food customs and etiquette. For example, Italians tend to eat dinner late, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. In the summer, they might eat even later.

It's an Inexpensive Country to Travel In and to visit other EU member states,

EURO Rail Italy includes 600 miles of high-speed rail, making it the most convenient way to travel together with safe and cheap coach travel by the major companies from each IEP site to all regions in Italy. For instance, it’s easy to take a train or a coach from Florence to explore smaller cities around Italy and vice-versa. Housing may be included in your programme as will cultural and sporting tours during the year that you will spend abroad. Trips to other EU member states are also an option with France, Germany, and Slovenia on the doorstep.

You can Explore a variety of Beautiful Landscapes

By studying abroad in Italy, you can deepen your learning experience and get to know the locals by exploring the country’s scenic countryside. IEP Italy has carefully selected the very best living and studying environments. Italy’s diverse landscapes range from sunny beaches to snow-capped mountains, and this is fact not fiction.
Hike in the spectacular mountains of Abruzzo to see the spectacular fauna and flora, flowers in bloom from June to September, and watch wild animals from deer to bears. You can also cycle the Italian Adriatic Riviera along the coast. Or take a leisurely trip through the Italian countryside on a regional train or hit the beaches of Puglia and Campania – the most sought blue flag beaches in the world.

You can Experience Beautiful Cities and Medieval Hamlets and Historical Towns

Italy’s history comes alive within its cities’ plazas, cathedrals, museums, parks, and historical gardens and palaces. Ancient, Renaissance, and modern styles of architecture from Florence to Rome make Italian cities a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Colosseum, which was designed to seat 5,000 people, is probably the most famous structure in Italy. The country is also home to awe-inspiring cathedrals and basilicas that house world-renowned sculptures, frescoes, and paintings. From Bari to Florence, from Campania to Lazio regions. You can explore some of the world’s most famous museums.

You can Immerse Yourself in History

The centre of Florence was among the first Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today, Italy is the global leader in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with 58 landmarks and 40 more locations under consideration.
While studying abroad, you’ll get to immerse yourself in Italian history, from the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City to the Pantheon and the Colosseum in Rome not to mention the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi in Florence and other sites such as CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO, Lake Trasimeno, which is located in the heart of Italy, that makes it an ideal base for visiting Umbria and Tuscany, as well as providing unspoiled nature and a refuge of birds and fish for outdoor enthusiasts. This is the place where Hannibal of Carthage in 217BC defeated the Roman legions on Roman soil.
You may also get the chance to visit some of the most beautiful Borghi In Italy, from North to South, with IEP-organised tours.