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That’s right, we are in love with Italy! The country has got to be one of our favourite destinations (shhh, don’t tell the others)! Italy is home to pizza, gelato, Europe’s only three active volcanoes, gelato, Rome, lasagna and did we say gelato?
In one small country you will be able to see snow-capped mountains, the famous beaches of Positano and the city of Rome. Did you know that Italy is home to the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the whole world?! As soon as you step onto Italian soil you will spot its ancient history and culture everywhere!
Us Australians have an obsession with all things Italian and generations of Italians form a lively part of our community, but the real Italy is worlds away from Lygon Street. Discover what life is really like for an Italian teenager, as you become one on a WEP program. Family is key, ancient history is at your doorstep and some of the most incredible scenery in the world surrounds you, this is Italy!
Italy is a European gem that we have well and truly fallen involve with. Become a part of it!
On a WEP student exchange program to Italy, you could be placed anywhere in this diverse country. It’s all part of the adventure!
If you’re after more choice, a WEP+ program offers four regions to choose from:
North Italy: Venice, skiing, cathedrals
Central Italy: Sea, Rome, countryside
South Italy: Sun, pizza, beaches, Trulli
Islands: Greek temples, volcanoes, sailing
A map of these regions is available here.
WEP Student Exchange
|August 2023||Short Term||$ 8,450||28 March 2023|
|August 2023||Semester||$ 9,950||28 March 2023|
|August 2023||Academic Year||$ 10,950||28 March 2023|
|November 2023||Short Term||$ 8,450||25 July 2023|
|January 2024||Short Term||$ 8,450||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Semester||$ 9,950||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Academic Year||$ 11,450||29 August 2023|
WEP+ Area Option
|August 2023||Short Term||$ 9,950||28 March 2023|
|August 2023||Semester||$ 11,450||28 March 2023|
|August 2023||Academic Year||$ 12,450||28 March 2023|
|November 2023||Short Term||$ 9,950||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Short Term||$ 9,950||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Semester||$ 11,450||29 August 2023|
|January 2024||Academic Year||$ 12,950||29 August 2023|
A flight surcharge may be applied if at the time of making flight bookings airlines are charging significantly higher airfares.
For August 2023 programs onwards, a three-night orientation in the Rome area.
The school year starts in September and finishes in June. You will either attend a Lyceum (scientific, classical, linguistic, or artistic) or a Training school (pedagogical, technical or vocational). While most students attend schools from Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 1:00/2:00 pm), Saturday morning classes may apply. School is less casual in comparison with Australian schools. For example, students are expected to be respectful to teachers to such a point that behaviour is evaluated along with academic performance.
This melodious language has a strong influence on architecture, fashion, and food around the world. It is spoken only in Italy and a small part of Southern Switzerland.
How hard is it to learn Italian in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in Italian. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
Italy is famous for its long, boot-like shape. The Northern parts of Italy become very cold during winter, whereas the South (below Rome) enjoy a more moderate climate. The South can also experience very warm nights in summer, with temperatures remaining between 28-33°C, but sometimes even 40°C.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between eight to nine hours ahead of Italy.
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23.4 14.6 °C
23.7 13.8 °C
24.0 16.3 °C
Molly in Italy
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