Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about learning Italian in Italy and Italianforawhile's programs.
What types of programs are available at IFA?
We offer a variety of programs to suit different needs:
• IFA Sprint: 1 to 3 weeks of learning Italian language in a dynamic environment;
• IFA Discovery: 1 to 3 months of exploring Italian culture and language;
• IFA Semester: 4 to 7 months for a deeper understanding of Italy;
• IFA Gap Year: An 8 to 12 months comprehensive experience for a full immersion.
Who can participate in IFA programs?
Our programs are open to anyone looking for a cultural and language learning experience in Italy. This includes students, professionals, retirees, and anyone with a desire to explore Italian culture.
Do I need to know Italian to join an IFA program?
Not at all! We welcome participants at all levels of Italian proficiency, from complete beginners to advanced learners. Our courses are tailored to your language level.
Can IFA help with accommodation in Italy?
Yes, we offer various accommodation options, including IFA-affiliated schools' apartments and host family stays, ensuring a comfortable and authentic living experience in Italy.
Are there any activities or community engagement opportunities?
Absolutely! We organize various cultural activities, excursions, and events. You'll also have access to our vibrant community channels to connect with fellow participants and locals.
How does IFA ensure the quality of its programs?
We collaborate with certified schools and experienced instructors to provide high-quality education. Our programs are continuously reviewed and updated to ensure the best learning experience.
What is the application process for IFA programs?
You can apply through our website. Once you select your desired program and location, you'll receive all the necessary information to complete your booking.
Can I switch programs if my plans change?
We offer flexible options to accommodate changes. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation, and we'll do our best to assist you.
How can I benefit from an IFA program?
Beyond language skills, you'll gain cultural insights, make international friends, enhance your resume, and experience personal growth. It's an investment in your future, both professionally and personally.
How many people are in the class?
• 8 to a maximum of 12 people, to ensure the highest quality of teaching;
• Each class group corresponds to a level of Italian;
• On your arrival you will be given a test and placed in the class that suits you!
Will there be people my age in the group?
We have people of all ages, but we try to combine classes so that you can hang out with people similar to your interests and age.

Got any further questions or specific inquiries?

Feel free to contact us directly. We're here to help you embark on this exciting journey!