IAA's courses are a study abroad program or "Gap semester".



IAA has a personalized application process.

We work directly with international students and their home universities to preapprove the credits. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Please complete and submit the APPLICATION FORM to start the enrollment process.

How our Program Works

This educational and social exchange offers students the opportunity to attend a “gap” semester in Italy with the possibility to gain credits that could be in turn be recognized by their home universities through a pre-approved independent study abroad program. IAA offers a three month long (one semester) program in Italian language and culture. Italian language lessons take place from Monday to Friday 2 hours a day for a total of 10 hours per week which will take place in the mornings. In the afternoons, instead, students will be immersed in our other two courses: Medieval Studies and Italian Cultural Studies, these programs will take place from Monday to Thursday for 2 hours a day for a total of 8 hours per week; both afternoon courses will be held in English. In class time 210 hours. Thanks to our partner university “Libera Facolta’ di Scienze Turistiche” we are able to garantee university credits to program participants. Total equivalent for entire program 14 credit hours. IAA is a STUDY ABROAD program or “GAP SEMESTER” and must be accepted by the students home university PRIOR to enrollment to ensure credit transfer. All students will also be awarded a certificate in Italian language following the successful completion of the language exam.