Choosing the right housing option is an important decision while studying abroad and IDEA Programs has a well-established and highly trusted network of residence and family options. We work together with students to best match them to their ideal housing type and location, while taking into consideration any special requests or needs.
Studying in a new city means constant and committed support and the IDEA Programs resident package includes resident director support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our free Wi-Fi access, transportation and cell phone packages when needed, visa permit assistance, a group tutoring package and even online pre-departure meet ups!
Exploring a city with expert resident directors makes a world of difference and the IDEA Programs student activities have a "fixed and flexible" approach, combining fixed cultural trips and activities that highlight the most amazing aspects of Verona with a flexible set of activities that we plan based on the interests of our students.
Want to volunteer at a local business or organization, participate in a language exchange, attend cultural seminars at the Italian-American Association of Verona, go to a soccer match or join the Letters to Juliet Club? IDEA Programs is proud to offer a range of interactive, cultural opportunities that enhance your academic experience!
At IDEA Programs, we offer a comprehensive study abroad program that not only encompasses every aspect of the academic and resident life of our students, but also reflects their particular interests and needs. Our services are full-scale and include ample residence and family housing options, individualized and group support for students from our ever-present, bilingual faculty and staff, a stellar list of student activities and events and a host of additional cultural activities, such as volunteer opportunities, language exchange, cooking studios, artisan classes in jewelry making and food production and participation at academic conferences and seminars and at UNESCO Heritage events throughout the area.