IFA GAP YEAR - 8 to 12 Months

Combine language study, cultural exploration and personal growth: Discover Italy in its most authentic form, build new friendships, develop vital skills, and create memories that will last for a lifetime. Embrace the Italian lifestyle and ignite your transformative journey!

Cannot commit to 8-12 months away? No problem. IFA offers shorter term experiences from 1 week to 7 months!

Submit an inquiry to learn more about the Italian for a While program.


  • 10 Iconic Italian Cities Available: Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Florence, Genoa, Torino, Lucca, Cefalù, or Sestri Levante
  • Choose 3 Accommodation Options: Homestay, Private Apartment, or Shared Apartment
  • Attend an Accredited Institution. All courses offered in each city are reputable and are officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research.
  • 24/7 IFA Support. Our team is always available throughout the program to assist you—so your experience is worry-free.
  • Gain Community. Before, during, and after gain access to a valuable resource to communicate with others passionate about La Dolce Vita and get tips, attend webinars, free Italian classes, and more.

With IFA, you can expect to:

  1. RECEIVE PERSONALIZED COUNSELING. Be matched with an IFA Counselor who will customize your program based on your goals and needs to find the perfect fit for location, accommodation, course levels, and more.

  2. FEEL SUPPORTED. Our goal is to help you experience "la vita Italia" worry-free. Our team is always available  24/7 throughout the program to assist you.

  3. GAIN COMMUNITY. Before, during, and after your IFA experience, you will gain access to the IFA Community—a platform full of Italian resources, tips, webinars, free Italian lessons, and the ability to share your own experience and converse with others that are passionate about Italian living, culture, and language.

For more information, contact Italian for a While at support@italianforawhile.com or via website inquiry.