WEPisode #6: Molly In Italy


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Study Abroad In Italy! Roam Through Rome…

Ever since masses of Italians first started arriving on our shores post WW2, Australians seem to have developed a healthy obsession for all things Italian! Italians are well integrated into our society and form a lively part of our community, but the real Italy is a world away from Lygon Street (VIC) and Norton Street (NSW)! See for yourself when you take part in a WEP student exchange program and study abroad in Italy!

Too much family is never enough, so say the Italians. Family is of utmost importance, so get set to share your life with your host family, as well as cousins, uncles, aunts, ‘nonni’ — the whole clan! Take part in the daily ‘passeggiata’ — the social event of the day where you head to the piazza, link arms with your best friend and stroll around and around — this is the place to see and be seen.

Italians love their sports — volleyball, car racing, basketball, soccer, snowboarding, even surfing! It’s the home of luxurious sports cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and the more modest Fiat. Sport is a big part of life — just don’t mention the 2006 Soccer World Cup!

Learn firsthand about Italy’s fascinating history, from bloody Roman battles to the prosperous Renaissance period when the Medici ruled Florence to the twentieth century’s turbulent political struggles.

Italians are a proud bunch, and nothing makes an Italian mamma more proud than a culinary compliment. Be loved the Italian way — with tortellini, scallopine, lasagne, minestrone, tiramisu… heaven on a plate!

Can you imagine yourself becoming a part of a local Italian family? Interested in participating in a WEP student exchange to study abroad in Italy? If so, keep reading to find out everything there is to know about turning this dream into a reality!

Area Option

Choose from seven different (and super incredible) Italian regions! You can choose to spend your exchange in either:

North West Italy: famous for FIAT cars, Nutella, beautiful Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera, the alps and skiing!

Lombardia: the home of Milan famous, of course, for fashion!

North East: filled with gondolas and carnivals, this is where you’ll find Venice and Verona.

Central North: the Leaning Tower of Pisa lives here!

Centre: this is where Rome is, filled with famous monuments like the Colosseum, Vatican City and St Peter’s.

South: sun, culture, olive oil, beaches and sea; it’s all here along the Amalfi Coast.

Islands: gelato and granita anyone? The islands are home to ancient Greek temples and a whole lot of good food!

Additional cost applies.

Upcoming Exchanges

Departure Duration Cost Application Deadline
November 2017 Short Term $7,250 22 August 2017
January 2018 Short Term $7,250 29 August 2017
January 2018 Semester $8,450 29 August 2017
January 2018 Year $9,950 29 August 2017

Area Option (choose from seven different regions)

Departure Duration Cost Application Deadline
November 2017 Short Term $8,950 22 August 2017
January 2018 Short Term $8,950 29 August 2017
January 2018 Semester $9,950 29 August 2017
January 2018 Year $11,550 29 August 2017

The above costs apply to departures up to and including May 2018.

Included Extras

Four-night group orientation in the Rome area for all January and August programs, including visits to famous landmarks. Online Italian language course.

Optional Extras

Weekend trip to Florence and Pisa for semester and year programs.

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