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Italian school in Venice: Istituto Venezia

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Key points

  • School is centrally located in the heart of Venice
  • Quality school with very good teachers
  • Rich and varied programme of cultural activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, France, etc..
ratings
138 authentic opinions

Study Italian at the heart of La Serenissima (Venice)...on the right bank, in the Dorsoduro district, only a stone's throw away from the charming Campo Santa Margherita square. Our partner school is housed in a magnificent historical building. The staff are welcoming and the 7 classrooms are bright and comfortable. A small computer room will allow you to access the Internet free of charge in the afternoons. There is also WiFi access for students who have their own laptops. During breaks or after classes, you can relax and chat with friends on the terrace, unless you would prefer to join students from the University Ca’ Foscari in one of the numerous Venetian cafés right near the school.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 270.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270 EUR
450 EUR
540 EUR
2
450 EUR
770 EUR
970 EUR
3
620 EUR
1050 EUR
1220 EUR
4
760 EUR
1310 EUR
1540 EUR
6
1080 EUR
1890 EUR
2280 EUR
8
1400 EUR
2470 EUR
3020 EUR
12
1620 EUR
3210 EUR
4080 EUR
24
3240 EUR
6390 EUR
8220 EUR
Extra week (24+)
135 EUR
265 EUR
345 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 450.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
450 EUR
630 EUR
720 EUR
2
810 EUR
1130 EUR
1330 EUR
3
1150 EUR
1580 EUR
1750 EUR
4
1460 EUR
2010 EUR
2240 EUR
6
2110 EUR
2920 EUR
3310 EUR
8
2760 EUR
3830 EUR
4380 EUR
12
4060 EUR
5650 EUR
6520 EUR
24
7960 EUR
11110 EUR
12940 EUR
Extra week (24+)
325 EUR
455 EUR
535 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 630.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one of 60 minutes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
630 EUR
810 EUR
900 EUR
2
1170 EUR
1490 EUR
1690 EUR
3
1670 EUR
2100 EUR
2270 EUR
4
2160 EUR
2710 EUR
2940 EUR
6
3160 EUR
3970 EUR
4360 EUR
8
4160 EUR
5230 EUR
5780 EUR
12
6160 EUR
7750 EUR
8620 EUR
24
12160 EUR
15310 EUR
17140 EUR
Extra week (24+)
500 EUR
630 EUR
710 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Art History course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 270.- EUR
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
270 EUR
450 EUR
540 EUR
2
450 EUR
770 EUR
970 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 1 wk
18.03 / 25.03 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 06.05 / 13.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 09.09 / 23.09 / 30.09 / 14.10 / 21.10 / 04.11 / 11.11.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
18.03 / 08.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 17.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 02.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per lesson) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family (single room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a residence (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night in a residence (double room) 30 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 70 EUR

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, no meals (Palladian cloister on Giudecca - only available until 31.08.19)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

138 students gave their opinion about this school

61 years old - France
/ 5
Professeurs très chaleureux et disponibles. L'enseignement est bien structuré, les étudiants sont peu nombreux, ce qui permet à tous de s'exprimer. J'aurais souhaité cependant un peu plus de variété dans les supports utilisés (extraits de films, chansons...) Il serait intéressant d'avoir une salle avec des documents à disposition, notamment sur la ville et les acgivités possibles (conférences, cinéma, théâtre...)
3 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, l'enseignement était clair et bien structuré. Le petit nombre d'étudiants facilite la prise de parole et le suivi des professeurs. »
School highlights
« La disponibilité des professeurs, le mélange d'âges et de nationalités des étudiants, le groupe restreint qui facilite les échanges. »
65 years old - France
/ 5
Très bon séjour linguistique de 2 semaines à Venise. L'enseignement est de qualité, les professeurs d'un grand professionnalisme, très sympathiques et à l'écoute des élèves.Outre les cours des activités nombreuses et variées sont organisées par l'école. Ecole agréable, bien située.Le personnel, tant enseignant qu'administratif est sympathique et à l'école des élèves.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, ce séjour m'a été utile, principalement pour l'oral. »
School highlights
« L'accueilLa façon d'enseigner, les explications, les reprises si nécessairesLe dialogue avec les enseignants »
68 years old - France
/ 5
Les deux professeurs d'italien étaient très bien tant au niveau de l'enseignement que des contacts. Plusieurs activités étaient en outre organisées par l'école l'après midi.Un seul bémol concernant ma famille d'accueil : le logement était très bien, à 5 mn de l'école, en revanche, je n'ai jamais rencontré la dame sensée m'accueillir: elle n'était pas à Venise. Son fils qui habitait ailleurs est venu me remettre les clés et m'indiquer le fonctionnement de l'appartement et ensuite j'ai échangé quelques textos avec lui. Je me demande si ce n'était pas en fait un Air b and b. Je suis particulièrement satisfaite de la qualité de l'enseignement
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, en raison de la qualité de l'enseignement »
School highlights
« Qualité de l'enseignement »
60 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja »
School highlights
« Uitstekende leerkrachten. Goede methode »
58 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich war wieder sehr begeistert und zufrieden
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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« Ich bin das 4.mal an dieser Schule und fühlte mich wieder sehr wohl.Sie ist nicht so groß, hat eine tolle Terassse und die Lage überhaupt am Campo Margaritha ist einfach ideal. »
62 years old - Spain
/ 5
Muy buenos profesores Muy bien el profesorado
1 week, June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si »
School highlights
« El ambiente y la comunicacions con los profesores »
31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super Lehrkräfte. Nur die Klassenräume waren zum Teil zu klein
2 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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63 years old - Austria
/ 5
Ich kann Kurs und Kursort voll Begeisterung nur weiterempfehlen! Mit Vaporetto und zu Fuß— herrlich!
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, durch italenisch sprechende Umgebung und engagierte Lehrer »
School highlights
« Freundliches und kompetentes Team »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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41 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, January 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Silke Anita Mühlemann
Silke Anita Mühlemann
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 12 weeks

Going to school in Venice was a unique experience. I was there off-season when the city is just as lively but with fewer tourists. You can therefore visit attractions in the afternoon without fighting through hordes of tourists and there is always space at restaurants and cafés. This is heaven for sightseeing! Watch out when the water starts to rise but you’ll get used to it quickly.

The school is small and friendly. The atmosphere in class is relaxed but you make a huge amount of progress. After just two weeks I could speak with fellow students – half in English, half in Italian. It was impossible for me to do anything like that before.

You get used to taking water taxis and I enjoyed my journey to school on the Vaporetto on the Canale della Giudecca and by foot in the Dorsoduro area.

The nightlife may not be as buzzing here as elsewhere but I would go back to Venice again in a heartbeat.

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Rose Orbeta
Rose Orbeta
Istituto Venezia, Venice
Duration: 1 week

My experience with my Italian language study in Venice was a true adventure for me. I was initially concerned that I would not know if I could find my apartment and how I would find my way to school. When I arrived at the station, I was met by my landlady who walked with me to the apartment. She was very accommodating and I felt at home immediately. After depositing my luggage in my room, we walked to the nearest grocery, then to a pizza restaurant in Campo Margherita. The next morning was my first day at school. My landlady walked with me to the school which was less than a 10-minute walk. I was delighted to know that the school was a short walk from the apartment which made it possible for me to come home after class for a short rest. I had the whole afternoon and evening to explore Venice but found myself going back to St. Mark's Square almost every day to listen to the orchestras and delight myself with the beautiful ambiance the square has to offer.

The class was made up of 9 students from Germany, Japan, Australia, and the United States. I was excited every morning as I walked to school, grabbed an espresso, sat with my classmates and began to learn the Italian language. The classes were interesting and fun as we played charades and gave short presentations on the cities where each of us live, in Italian! There were extra activities including guided walks, a cooking class, an Italian movie, etc. I appreciate the help that was provided by Elisa of ESL - Language Studies Abroad. She was very thorough and provided me with all the information I needed prior to my arrival in Venice. I will definitely plan on attending another class again. It was a dream come true for me which I would love to experience all over again.

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Host family
This is your dream chance to live like a real Venetian! Sharing the daily life and experiences of a local family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Living around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have your own room and will share the kitchen with your hosts.

Palladian cloister on Giudecca residence (only available until 31.08.19)
With a view overlooking the Giudecca lagoon and its location on an island in the historical heart of Venice, the residence proposed by our partner school will captivate you. It is located in the district which is very popular with artists and students close to the Redentore church, only a stone's throw away from the Piazzale Roma and the train station. In an former, completely renovated convent, surrounded by a garden where there are hundreds of olive trees, you can occupy a single or double room (in which case, the booking must be made for the two people at the same time) with an extraordinary view and a private bathroom. The bedrooms have Internet access. You will have the possibility to use, in common with the other international students, the equipped kitchen, the laundry room, comfortable lounges with television and meeting rooms. A shuttle boat assures a continuous connection with the historical centre of the city. You will appreciate the conviviality in an extraordinary setting in the heart of Venice!

How can you get bored in Venice? The entire city is a work of art. To help you discover its innumerable treasures, at the beginning of each month, our partner school proposes a programme of excursions and activities that you can participate in free of charge or at a reduced price, such as walks around the city, visits to the Rialto markets, trips to the beaches of Lido and film evenings. And for going out with your friends at night, you have only to choose a venue among the numerous options for partying in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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