International School in Italy

Study in an English speaking International School in Italy! You will study in Genoa in a local public school offering a challenging IB education taught in English. You live with an Italian host family and learn the Italian language thanks to your immersion in the local culture. Beginners in Italian are also welcome! 

Travel to Italy, study in English, make friends among your Italian and international classmates and become bilingual and bicultural with Nacel! 

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  • study abroad Genoa Italy
  • age from 15 to 17,5 years old
  • Language Italian
  • dates September to June
  • length Academic Year
  • price from 13990 EUR

Be an exchange student in an International School in Italy!

Your International Exchange Program in Italy with Nacel : International School in Genoa

Travel to Italy to study a Grade 10 or 11 in a local public school offering an international education. You will attend an international school in Genoa, teaching MYP and IBDP (International Baccalaureate) to both Italian and international students. 

Discover the subjects you may study at the International School in Italy

Grade 10:  this is the last year of the IBO’s Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Subjects studied:

  • English,
  • Mathematics (Standard or Extended syllabus),
  • Experimental Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry),
  • Humanities (History),
  • Arts (choice of Music or Visual Arts), Design Technology,
  • Italian as a second language OR a choice of another language (French, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese).

The students will have to complete a personal project during the course of the first semester. This project starts in the second half of year 9, so the rest of the class might be a bit ahead with their work. Individual arrangements for some subjects might be necessary, according to the requirements of the school.

Grade 11 : the first year of the IBO’s Diploma Programme (International Baccalaureate)

You have a choice of 6 subjects, plus a course of “Theory of Knowledge”, hours of service (CAS) and (if needed) the students might start to work on an essay on a subject of their choice.

  • Subject #1 : English Language and Literature, or English as a second Language
  • Subject #2: Italian as second Language
  • Subject #3: History, or Business, or Psychology
  • Subject #4: Physics or Biology or Design Technology, or Chemistry, or Environmental Systems & Societies
  • Subject #5: Mathematics (Analysis or Applications)
  • Subjects #6: French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or another choice from group #3 or group #4

The syllabus of each subject is decided by the school and might not coincide with the one chosen by other IBO schools in the world, so if the students come from an IBO school it is necessary to check what part of the syllabus has been covered before returning to the original school in year 12.

NOTE: subject choices might vary according to availability of teachers and enrollment. Not all subjects offered by the school might be available to exchange students if the class is already full.

While no prior Italian knowledge is required, you will also attend an Italian course during your school year in Italy. This public school is an international school in Italy: you will meet students from all over the world! 

Italian Host Family Immersion

You will learn Italian thanks to your Italian classes at school but also thanks to your immersion and integration into your Italian host family. The host family is volunteer. The host family welcomes you as a new member of their family and treat you like their own children. You participate in the host family life, sharing activities, meals and chores! They will make you discover their culture and the Italian food! 


Host family, with full board. 


International School in Italy

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Host school placement and tuition fees
  • Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunch on weekdays)
  • Airport pick-up and transfer to the host family on arrival and departure, from the closest airport to the host family (after orientation)
  • Orientation and Mid Term Evaluation
  • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, residence, passport and medical exam fees
  • School excursions, books, material, uniform if needed, school lunches if needed
  • Local transport (to and from school as well as private)
  • Extra activities organized by the school
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
March 15th

No Italian knowledge required. 

To participate in the English speaking exchange program in an International School in Italy, you will need to be: 

  • between 15 and 17,5 years old
  • motivated to study abroad and learn the Italian language and culture
  • willing to participate in your Italian host family life
  • flexible, active and enthusiast! 
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