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Program & Admission Information - Portico di Romagna, Italy  


The Programs

The average group size is six students with a maximum of eight students. Small groups offer the opportunity of a continuous cultural and human exchange between teachers and students in a friendly atmosphere that achieves excellent results in the communication and in the comprehension of the Italian language.

The classes are divided into different levels: beginners, elementary, middle and advanced knowledge. On the first day of the course, a placement test is given to determine the level of each student, with the exception of complete beginners.

There are two aspects of the lessons:

  • grammar and communication of the Italian language
  • themes of culture, Italian history and society, or any other topic proposed by the students.

Standard Course
20 lessons per week. The classes are made up of small groups of no more than 8 students. The two weeks courses include 4 lessons per day, scheduled Monday to Friday.

Intensive Course
30 lessons per week. This course combines the Standard course of 4 lessons of Group study with 2 lessons of Tutor one-on-one lessons per day. The Group classes are made up of no more than 8 students. The course is scheduled Monday to Friday.
Italian & Wine with Cooking
This Italian & Wine with Cooking program enables you to combine an Italian course with cooking lessons. This unique program offers exciting hands-on cooking classes, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

In the afternoons after the language program, students participate in cooking and wine lessons whose themes vary daily. Some of the themes may include:
-Handmade pasta (tagliatelle, tagliolini, ravioli, cappelletti) and various sauces & dressings
-History and description of the wines produced in the Romagna region
-Tasting of 4 different wines and tasting of typical products like the ham, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and cheeses
-Mousse, tart and cantucci biscuits (honey and almonds biscuits originally coming from Tuscany)
-Starters, vegetable and meat dishes.
-Winery Tours

Start dates are upon request. For more information about this program, contact us!


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcome regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Italian is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their studies should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.
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