Idea Verona Study Abroad (IVSA), a full-scale study abroad program, offers five  specialized academic and internship programs in Italian Language, Business, Tourism, Education and Music. Our courses start in the classroom and prepare students to go on-site with professionals in their field to  gain valuable, real-world experience in and around Verona. 

The IVSA program also offers students a complete resident packet with a range of housing options, unique travel and cultural activities and volunteer and language exchange opportunities.  

Discover Our Programs

An exceptional study abroad experience begins with the right program! IVSA offers students the opportunity to complete courses and internships in specialized programs in Italian Language, Business, Tourism, Education and Music.

- Highlighted Course - Specialized Courses - General Education Courses - Internships - Highlighted Course - Specialized Courses - General Education Courses - Internships


Click below to learn more about our four program offerings! 

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

Italian Language and Culture Program

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

MYBusiness Program

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

MYTourism Program

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

MYEducation Program

Coming in Summer 2019!

MYOpera Program

Our Internships
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.   

Internship Opportunities

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:


Click below to learn more about the NIE opportunity!             

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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  Italian Language Proficiency Exams, Academic Certifications and Affiliations


(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. 

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Contact Us!

Are you an educator, adviser, parent or student with questions about IDEA Programs? Contact us here and get the answers you need from our Faculty Adviser in just one click!

IDEA Verona

Stradone Provolo, 16
Verona, Italy 37123


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