High School Year in Italy with Italian Students

Do you want to spend a school year abroad in Italy and go to school where others spend their holidays? For students between 14-19 we offer a high school program in Lucca, which includes attendance of a public school, usually a high school, a 4-week Italian language course before the beginning of high school classes, as well as accommodation with an Italian family with full-board.

Our broad experience in the organization of language programs in Italy dates back many years. Your courageous decision and our long experience are a winning combination for a successful high school stay abroad in Italy. Not only is a stay with extraordinary experiences waiting for you, but you will also get to know the social and cultural life in Italy.

The time abroad gives you the chance to develop many new skills, which will benefit from long after your stay and which will prepare you for the world of tomorrow. Perfect Italian language skills are only one part of it. The newly learned language will come naturally, the challenges in a foreign country strengthen self-confidence and help to develop your personality. And most of all you'll have the opportunity to get an international circle of friends and a "second family".

As a foreign guest student you can choose between:

  • 1 school year (9 months)
  • half of school year (5 months)
  • school year (3 months)

The lessons take place daily in the morning and in the afternoon. Only a 9-months stay is recognised as a full school year. The Italian schools issue a qualification certificates, which usually are accepted by foreign schools. Foreign guest students, who stay for only 3 or 6 months are considered as "guest listeners" and therefore don't get a qualification certificate. The school year in Italy starts mid September. We therefore recommend you to organise your stay with the prior 4-weeks language course starting from beginning/ mid August.


Those who choose to attend a public school, will get to know the Italian life in Lucca in a carefully chosen host family. Your host family is, like you, interested in the intercultural exchange and already has experience with foreign students. Italian families are well known for their cordiality with guests, they will help you to integrate into Italian society and often have children the same age as you. During daily breakfast, lunch and dinner you will be able to enjoy a vivid exchange with them.

Participation requirements

Requirements for the attendance of a high school in Lucca include as well as your already existing Italian language skills a 4-week language course (80 hours of lessons) in Lucca. Your knowledge of the Italian language should be at the advanced level.

In addition to the language course we offer a cultural program with excursions, sight-seeing tours and other activities in the afternoon at all our locations. So you don't just work on your Italian language skills in an international group, but can also participate with the other students in various afternoon activities (there is a small service fee).

Italian Language Courses in Lucca, Italy: Course Guide.

Lucca Language Courses At our Italian language school in Lucca, we want you to be able to speak, read, understand and write in Italian as quickly as possible, which is important for you. Our trainers understand various teaching methods which are used to insure your utmost success.

Our Italian language courses represent a program of communication based on the realities of everyday life in Italy and include social and cultural aspects.

Intensive Italian Courses
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Teachers of Italian
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Italian and Cooking
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