Gap year in italy

ADDRESSED TO: would you like to spend a year in Italy and learn the Italian language and its people’s customs and traditions? Choose to spend a whole academic year in Milan in a young and multicultural environment and you will then be able to speak and live like an Italian.

OBJECTIVE: to learn Italian language, our culture, our hobbies and pastimes and our habits. You will then experience first-hand the various aspects of our unique life-style.

INFORMATION: a standard Italian language course of 480 lessons, 80 special lessons about Italian history and culture, fashion, art, economy and design, 80 lessons of AIL Examination preparation course, 10 lessons of tutoring and preparation of the final research you will write.

In fact, attending an Academic Year you will obtain a language proficiency diploma issued by AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua), of which Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is a founding member; at the end of your course, you will write a research essay on a topic f your choice. Your personal tutor will help you make it innovative, different and only yours.


Starting Dates

Academic School Year
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From 02 January 2018 to 10 August 2018 From 07 May 2018 to 14 December 2018 From 17 September 2018 to 10 May 2019
For students starting the Academic Year in September, the duration of the whole stay is 34 weeks, including two weeks of Christmas Holidays when no courses are held.

Course Facts

DurationCourse N°LessonsClass SizeFees
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32 weeks 321 650 max 14 students € 5.925
Course Facts & Notes
  • Participants: minimum 5
  • Starting dates: click to view dates
  • The duration of the whole stay is 32 weeks, (33 weeks for the course starting in September which includes two weeks of Christmas holidays when no lessons are held).
  • All students can take part in the weekly cultural and social activities organised by the school.
The price of the course includes
  • Teaching material
  • Student card
  • 650 lessons of language, culture and exam preparation in 32 weeks
  • Placement, mid-term and final tests, including continous assessment tests
  • Fees for two Diploma «Firenze» AIL exams
  • Drop-in hours; same as office hours
  • Documents for Visa and Residence Permit
  • Social activities (free or at cost price)
  • "Academic School Year" Diploma
Special accomodation offer, reserved for "Academic School Year" students
  • You can choose from the following: Double or single room in an apartment with other students / Double or single room in family, breakfast included / Double or single room in family, half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Accommodation price for 32 weeks (223 nights - no commission): / Double room in apartment standard or in family with breakfast: € 3.345 / Supplement for September course, including Christmas Holidays € 195 / Supplement for single room and half board in family, see accomodation prices.

Student Opinions

Elena Safonova

Age: 24 - Country: Russia - Source: Student Survery


Ciao! Sono una studentessa della Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. Li ho studiato per 12 mesi e adesso grazie a scuola parlo italiano benissimo! Ho trovato tanti amici e ho conosciuto Milano molto bene. Devo dire che gli insegnanti sono tutti professionisti e sanno insegnare bene! Le lezioni sono molto interessanti e sempre diverse. Il tempo libero la scuola è organizzato in modo divertente ed emozionante. Ci sono tante escursioni, quasi ogni giorno. Siamo andati tante volte anche ai bar, disco, trattorie etc.. Quasi ogni fine settimana la scuola organizza un viaggio fuori Milano in un'altra città d'Italia. Gli insegnanti si comportano come tuoi amici e sempre ti aiutano tanto! Adesso sono molto contenta di aver scelto la Scuola Leonardo da Vinci per imparare italiano e divertirmi in Italia. 

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