Study abroad semester in Italy
Italy is a variegated country. The Italian peninsula exhibit a wide variety of landscapes and cultures. This is due to its extraordinary diversity of geological and administrative regions within a relatively small territory. First: land. In Italy you can experience alpine, hilly, lowland, maritime, arid, humid environments. They’re all quite close to each other. You never get bored of landscapes. Then, cultures. Italy had been divided for so many centuries in a very fragmented way that each region has its own character and flavor. Until some decades ago different languages were spoken from region to region or even from commune to commune, but technology and a higher literacy rate established Italian as a common national language.
History is omnipresent in Italy. Italy is the nation with the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world. Historical pieces of art are commonly found even outside of the major cities like Rome, Florence or Venice, with many smaller communes dating back to ancient times with rich and vibrant city centers. Roman Catholicism have played a pivotal part in the nation’s history and identity, with churches established even in the smallest rural areas.
Italy is also famous for its gastronomical products: wine, olive oil and pasta are just some of the Italian excellences that are exported abroad. Also, Italian cuisine is highly appreciated. From north to south there is an abundant variety of dishes and cooking styles for every palate. Social life is active, with the famous aperitivo being a staple of the Italian social scene.
What are the best universities in Italy for semester students?
Are you still undecided whether or not Italy might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 21 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Italy. Let’s check some statistics about them.
Here you can see the positioning of the Italian institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.
|NAME||QS||THE||ARWU||CWUR||CWTS||Eduniversal palmes||U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings||Webometrics|
|Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University (PhD level)||160||167||201-300||182||119||4||112||70|
|Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna University||160||167||201-300||182||119||4||112||70|
|LUISS Guido Carli||1001+||-||-||-||-||4||-||-|
|University of Padua||216||251–300||201-300||164||107||-||114||108|
|European University Institute (PhD level)||-||-||-||1709||-||-||888||-|
|University of Trento||403||301–350||401-500||465||661||-||224||309|
|Ca' Foscari University of Venice||751-800||601–800||-||1244||-||-||980||769|
|University of Pisa||383||401–500||151-200||264||272||-||189||-|
|Scuola Normale Superiore||-||181||401-500||-||-||-||221||749|
|University of Catania||801-1000||501–600||401-500||456||489||-||451||390|
|University of Pavia||601-650||401–500||401-500||297||243||-||258||339|
|Carlo Cattaneo University||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Florence Institute Of Design International||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Free University of Bozen-Bolzano||601-650||401–500||-||1783||-||-||-||927|
|IULM University of Milan||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Marangoni Fashion Institute||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Polytechnic University of Bari||751-800||401–500||-||812||-||-||342||-|
|Temple University - Rome campus (US students only)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||99|
|University of Eastern Piedmont||-||601–800||701-800||599||-||-||801||999|
|Venice International University (Research only)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Italian universities that you find on wearefreemovers are doing pretty well according to the latest rankings. You can enjoy a good variety of institutions without stressing too much on teaching quality. The main problem could be, as in other foreign countries, the teaching language. Italian is quite a strong language, and many times old-fashioned universities are reluctant to switch to English. Here on wearefreemovers you can find only institutions that have English as its teaching language, but please always check before leaving!
Costs and fees of studying in Italy
Italy is quite an expensive country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are around 750€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.
When it comes to university’s fees, Italy is a cheap option, with a median 1000€/semester for free mover students.
Which Italian cities are available for free movers?
Currently there are 23 cities that accept free movers in Italy. Have you ever dreamt of studying in Rome or any other city in Italy? Here you can find institutions divided by city:
- Study abroad semester in Alessandria
- Study abroad semester in Bari
- Study abroad semester in Bologna
- Study abroad semester in Bolzano
- Study abroad semester in Castellanza
- Study abroad semester in Catania
- Study abroad semester in Cesena
- Study abroad semester in Fiesole
- Study abroad semester in Florence
- Study abroad semester in Foggia
- Study abroad semester in Forlì
- Study abroad semester in Milan
- Study abroad semester in Novara
- Study abroad semester in Padua
- Study abroad semester in Pavia
- Study abroad semester in Pisa
- Study abroad semester in Ravenna
- Study abroad semester in Rimini
- Study abroad semester in Rome
- Study abroad semester in Taranto
- Study abroad semester in Trento
- Study abroad semester in Venice
- Study abroad semester in Vercelli