This special Italian Summer Camp is for young learners in the age group 12–17. The program is designed to immerse students in the Italian language in an entertaining way.
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Gracefully located by the sea, Trieste strikes with its typical “Riviera” ambience and a multicultural heart. This is a wonderful destination to learn Italian for young people.
Trieste is the city of arts, culture, sports and nature, with the splendid past and unique location between the Adriatic sea and the Karst mountains. Trieste is an open-minded multicultural, yet cosmopolitan city where people from all over the planet gather to study science and do scientific research. Most importantly, Trieste is a very safe, clean and neat city, with mainly pedestrian areas in the city center, making it the ultimate place for a summer junior program in Italy.
The Italian language school Piccola Universita Italiana was founded in Tropea, Italy in 1993. The school has two boutique centers in Italy, both in superb locations by the sea – Tropea and Trieste.
Recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, patronized by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, member of IALC and EDUITALIA, the Piccola Università Italiana maintains the highest standards of quality and integrity in its courses and programs.
The courses are taught by outstanding teachers, who are all native Italian speakers and hold a university degree in either literature or language.
Accredited program supported by the accredited Verbalists Education & Language Network.
Verbalists Education is a world’s leading language network, accredited by the most important independent accreditation bodies in student recruiting, language teaching and learning. See more about our international accreditation and certifications here.
“You will learn about Italy and its inspiring culture, have fun taking part in social and sporting activities, and make friends from all over the world.” – Verbalists Education & Language Network
The Italian Summer Camp is designed for young students in the age group 12 – 17. It is perfect for all language levels, including total beginners.
Italian language course:
4 lessons daily (each 45 minutes), 5 days a week
In the morning students will study the Italian language and culture in small groups with the aim to improve their Italian skills and make them fall in love with this beautiful language.
The Italian lessons are divided into 2 units of 2 lessons each, with a 30-minutes break in between. Each unit is executed by a different teacher. The first part is dedicated to grammar and the second part to conversation. Both parts are performed in a communicative approach.
In the afternoon young learners enjoy a very diversified extracurricular program, offering everything students and parents may desire:
- Treasure hunts to uncover the city of Trieste;
- Evenings with guitar music and karaoke.
- Cultural field trips to discover the beautiful castles of Trieste (Castle of San Giusto, Castle of Miramare, Castle of Duino);
- Cultural field trips to UNESCO World heritage sites;
- Natural hikes to learn about secrets of the Karst mountains, Sports activities (Volleyball, basketball, dancing);
- Workshops in archaeology, history, music, science and art, held in museums and during field trips;
On the last day of program students receive a certificate confirming participation of the course.
The accommodation “Opera Figli del Popolo” is located in a neoclassic building in the so called “Borgo Giuseppino,” less than 10 minutes from Piazza Unità d’Italia and from the most important cultural sites. Nearby there are exclusive shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. The school can be reached on foot in about 5 minutes, please see here the map.
The students are accommodated in double or triple rooms and all have a private bathroom.
On campus there is also a canteen, a big sports hall, a smaller training ground gym, changing rooms for the gym, a self-study hall, a play room, a chapel and a garden.
Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), including mineral water. Meals are strictly served under the Mediterranean diet.
Students are supervised 24/7, guaranteeing parents that their children are taken care of in the most appropriate way.
Dates & Prices
Minimum age: 12 years Maximum age: 17 years
16 July 2023
30 July 2023
2 weeks (= 13 nights)
Italian Summer Camp: € 1890
Included in the price:
School administration fee (€30), special group course of 20 lessons per week, extracurricular program with educational field trips, sports and fun activities, workshops in archaeology, history, science and music, accommodation in 3- or 4-bedrooms with full-board, travel insurance.
Not included in the price:
- registration fee €80
- return airport transfer
Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation that your child attends the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check program/accommodation availability.
A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled. Please fill out and sign:
- Application Form (download here) and
- Terms and Conditions (download here), and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Verbalists Language Network is part of the PRODIREKT Education Group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers. When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with the Verbalists you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of some young learner programs, guidance and care of our staff and group leaders during the duration of a program.
PRODIREKT and its Verbalists Education & Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and higher education associations – English UK, Alphe UK, FEDELE Spain, FELTOM Malta, ICEF Germany, and many more. You will find more information about our international accreditation here.
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