IDEA Programs

Stradone Provolo, 16
Verona, Italy 37123

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Student Testimonials

Words can't describe what an incredible experience I've had at IDEA, as well as with my host family! Verona proved to be a perfect fit for me and my class, because of it's unique ability to immerse students in the Italian culture.


Italian Culture and Society Student

My time here at IDEA has been far too quick. Even though I attended this fantastic school for over three months, I felt as if it had only been a moment thanks to the exceptionally skilled faculty and well structured courses.


Painting and Fresco Student

The teachers and staff are very knowledgeable, and not only expanded my education, but also acted as mentors and friends. The classroom structure definitely helped me to develop my language skills, which in a short time, allowed me to adequately communicate with locals!


Italian Language Student

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Our Students Learn to Speak For Themselves!

Watch our students out and about strolling in beautiful downtown Verona as they share what they have learned so far in their beginner Italian course!

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What is the NIE?

The New Internship Experience (NIE), created in collaboration with the Regional Scholastic Office of Veneto and the Network of Elementary and Middle Schools of Verona, is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters to students in the field of Education, Linguistics, English and Italian Studies.

The NIE interns spend invaluable time in the classroom while completing academic training in courses designed to support this process. Through a blend of pedagogy coursework and a weekly career seminar series, the NIE provides students an intensive and rewarding internship experience:


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Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Business in the Wine Industry Program

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Italian Diet, Wine and Wellness Program

Coming in Summer 2018!


Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Italian Language and Culture Program

Discover Our Study Abroad Programs
Verona, Italy

An exceptional study abroad experience begins with the right program and our four programs represent a diverse yet focused set of interests for our students. From Italian language, culture, art and society courses, to business, health and wine courses, to a professional development course for musicians and singers associated with the renowned Arena Opera, our programs start in the classroom and lead to unique and meaningful interactions with the professional world in Verona.


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Miele: antica delizia

August 29, 2018

Prendere due piccioni con una fava

August 20, 2018

Mangiare in compagnia

August 16, 2018

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The New Internship Experience (NIE)
Be In The Classroom. In Real-Time.

An education internship abroad provides students with new and distinct perspectives and the NIE offers future educators the opportunity to work directly with teachers in both elementary and middle schools in Verona. In the NIE, our interns not only assist teachers in real-time in a range of classroom settings, but they also take part in course analysis, career seminars and discussions on current and emerging teaching practices and learn to apply these to their own experiences.   

IDEA Programs

Inspiring Learning Since 1998.

 We are proud to offer Italian language, culture, business, education and music programs that are designed to enhance our engaging academic courses with valuable, real-world interaction with professionals and artistic organizations in the beautiful city of Verona. With our dedicated faculty and tutors, on-site visits with experts in a variety of fields, exciting cultural and travel events and the full support of our resident directors fluent in both Italian and English, students experience the city in a way that will stay with them far beyond their time in Verona.


Always with you

Sempre con te


(Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri)


Set yourself apart and certify your proficiency in the Italian language with PLIDA! This certification exam is issued by the Dante Alighieri Society and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.


(Accademia Italiana

di Lingua)


Studying at IDEA Programs means learning from faculty members who are fully certified by AIL, the training program that qualifies Italian instructors to administer proficiency exams at every level of the Italian language. 



(Arena of Verona Foundation)

IDEA Programs is proud to be associated with the Fondazione Arena di Verona. This foundation, dedicated to the oldest and most renowned Opera Festival in the world, is an integral part of our My Opera Verona program.  



(Professional Development)

IDEA Programs values its role as an accredited certification center in the  Bildungsurlaub program. In this partnership, we provide business people and academics with advanced training in the Italian language. 

  Italian Language Proficiency Exams, Academic Certifications and Affiliations

IDEA Verona

Stradone Provolo, 16
Verona, Italy 37123

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