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Language

Courses

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Foreigners interested in studying Italian can contact the Italian Cultural Institutes, branches of the Dante Alighieri Society, and institutions that provide courses for communities of Italian origin. There are also free, online, distance-learning Italian language courses offered by various institutions.

Courses may include final exams making it possible to obtain the Quality Certification of the Italian Language issued by one of the member institutions for certification of the CLIQ Association.

Last but not least, you can attend Italian language courses for foreigners in Italy.

Schools

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Italian schools, found all around the world, are a channel for dissemination of ideas, projects, and initiatives in collaboration with embassies and consulates and in line with Italian foreign policy priorities. The Italian schools are also often a reference point in the countries where they operate, capable of producing long-term returns in all sectors for Italy.

The network of Italian schools abroad (pre-school, primary, lower- and upper-level secondary) includes: state institutions; accredited private Italian schools; Italian departments in foreign schools and at schools in Europe.

Universities

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Foreigners interested in studying Italian at university can attend one of more than 1,200 courses offered by foreign universities worldwide. For those who want to specialise in teaching Italian, there are special programmes offered by Italian universities.

For foreigners interested in attending university in Italy, you can consult the appropriate section to learn about the procedures and the required documents.

Last but not least, you might qualify for scholarships granted by the Italian government.

Statistics

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In the Statistics Section, we present the latest news on teaching Italian in all learning contexts around the world, from kindergarten to university.

The sources of information are the central offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the diplomatic-consular network, the Italian Cultural Institutes, and the Dante Alighieri Society.

The data presented are related to the academic years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.