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The Italian International Institute in Tuscania

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

An Authentic Italian Experience

Studying in Tuscania, a small town of only 8000 people in the central hills of Italy, is a truly unique abroad experience. When I first arrived in February of 2016, I was enthralled with the colors, the landscape, the architecture, the cobblestone. I have not since lost this sense of awe after two months of living in the town. The days are lively, with people going about their daily routines, but still there is a quiet peacefulness that permeates through the air.
The culture of central Italy is alive in Tuscania, as is shown through the open air market on Friday mornings, the many restaurants with (delicious) authentic Italian cuisine, the rolling hills and constant sounds of the Italian language spoken by locals. The Lorenzo de Medici International Italian Institute is successful in fully immersing its students into the real life of Italy as well. Excursions are planned weekly to visit near by towns and even to meet with local artists. On top of the LdM excursions, the phenomenal API team leaders have taken our group to Florence, Arezzo, Umbria and in a few weeks, the Amalfi Coast.
For a truly authentic Italian experience, I suggest nothing more than the API Tuscania program! In Tuscania you will be entirely immersed in the language, the culture and the beauty of Italy.

  • Academic Programs International responded to this review April 01, 2016 at 8:20 AM

    Wow Katherine, thank you for such an effusive review! We love Tuscania too - a wonderful place to experience authentic, small-town Italy!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Immersed in Italy

Academic Programs International provided the spectacular opportunity for me to study abroad in Tuscania, Italy. The small town in central Italy was the perfect location to study Italian culture and cuisine, not to mention the bonus of experience the autumn grape harvest of the Toscana, Umbria, and Lazio regions. API offered clear, friendly, and overall excellent guidance from the planning stages through to departure from the country. Each step of my journey was made possible by the program director and the on-site API representative. Thanks, API!

  • Academic Programs International responded to this review January 13, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Thanks for sharing your experience Lauren - so glad to hear it was so great!