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Learn Italian in Italy

Visa for Italy

Citizens from countries from which it is necessary to have a VISA to enter Italy can enrol in and attend a course provided that they have a visa for TOURISM or for STUDY

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By participating in our Italian language courses, you will have the guarantee of learning Italian thanks to teachers and teaching methods that have been tested and optimized over the 40 years of activity.

Our Italian school is also certified UNI EN ISO 9000: 2015, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and accredited by major international bodies (CILS, DITALS, ASILS, CSN).

How to get a visa for Italy

Citizens from countries from which it is necessary to have a VISA to enter Italy can enrol in and attend a course provided that they have a visa for TOURISM (for stays of up to 90 days) or for STUDY (indispensible for periods of over 90 days).
Before enroling in one of our courses we would ask you to contact the Italian diplomatic representation or Consulate nearest your place of residence to obtain precise, up-to-date information. Below we indicate the necessary requisites to be able begin the visa application procedure.

We would also remind you that a visa is not considered a right, but rather a “concession” and that therefore its issue is at the discretion of the individual Consulates, who reserve the right to ask for supplementary documentation in addition to standard documentation.

 

In the event of a refusal to grant a visa, the Consulate must provide the person concerned with a written justification together with information regarding how to appeal. The justification must be translated into a language that is comprehensible to the applicant or, failing this, in English, French, Spanish or Arabic.
In some countries it takes a long time to obtain a visa and for this reason it is advisable to contact the Consulates as soon as possible.
In the absence of an Italian Consular Representation, the visa for TOURISM can be issued by the Consulate of any country that has adhered to the Schengen treaty. In this case, whenever possible, application for the visa must be made to the Representation of the Country of destination in the “Schengen area”.
The visa for STUDY can only be issued by the Italian Consulate (or by the Consular Section of the Italian Embassy) competent in the country of residence of the applicant.

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Amanda ClarkeAmanda Clarke
20:02 05 Oct 18
I have been taking private Italian lessons at ILM for several years now - 2 hours per week during the summer months when I am in Pisa. The one-on-one lessons are perfect for me - flexible hours and I... set my own goals. The teacher designs the curriculum around those goals and I've made real progress!read more
jean bardenjean barden
17:23 01 Oct 18
I went to Italy to learn the beautiful Italian language. A beginner with enthusiasm, I enrolled in an immersion class for 5 weeks. I really wanted to learn the basic's .... and I learned so much... more.The school is small and friendly with a commitment to making each student's experience the best. The composition of the class was perfect...over the 5 weeks it was as intimate as 4 students or as "large as 8. A perfect blend of engagement from eager learners.The teachers are superb. My instructor used a combination of grammar and speaking to get us started and reinforced lessons with practical homework. She also paid attention to how we were progressing and tailored her teaching to suit our particular learning styles.Knowing how much I love cooking, they also invited me to their homes....to cook together....!!!! To express how special that was is difficult. I was touched and excited and honored to have such a personal window into their lives...at home, with family. It will remain a remarkable memory.I was so impressed and thrilled, really with every aspect of the experience. Most importantly, at the end of my course, I had the confidence to speak to people and be understood. That was amazing.I look forward to continuing my studies and returning next summer to reinforce and build on a strong foundation.One warning I will share...when I signed up, I thought I was on the schools website directly. I was in fact going through an agent, but didn't realize that. The agent arranged everything. Once I arrived, I sent the agent feedback specific to an arrangement for cooking classes. Their response shocked me, but I won't go into that .... suffice it to say they were awful. No interest to know how I was doing...they got their commission and onto the next. Take care that you register directly with the school, and not through a middle man. That was my one regret.read more
Janet BlairJanet Blair
13:34 01 Oct 18
I did a 5 day course of 4 hours each morning and an extra one to one session of 1 hour on 3 afternoons that week. The school is very friendly and the tutors very professional. We were all... encouraged to speak Italian as much as possible which was very helpful. The teaching methods were mixed, grammar, conversation, listening exercises etc, so it was never boring. I stayed in a cosy private apartment just 20 minutes walk from the school. Pisa is quite small and easy to find your way around. We had a lovely evening out with the students from other classes and the tutors and a lovely lunch on the last day with my classmates and tutors. I would recommend the school and especially Alessio, my tutor and I would like to go back again next year to continue to improve my Italian.read more
Paulina UlanekPaulina Ulanek
15:00 19 Sep 18
Great experience! Loved the atmosphere, the classmates and the teachers. I appreciated the methods and a lot of chances to put the knowledge into practice. Definitely recommended!
Natalie AlmostiNatalie Almosti
18:24 08 Mar 20
Ho studiato alla scuola di Viareggio per 2 settimane nell'agosto 2019. Sono molto contento di aver scelto questa scuola. Buoni insegnanti, attività interessanti e molte cose interessanti nelle... vicinanze.read more
bianca rollinbianca rollin
12:59 26 Sep 18
Ho studiato presso l'istituto linguistico mediterraneo per diversi mesi con l'obbiettivo di imparare l'italiano e di prepararmi per il test di medicina veterinaria e posso dire che l'istituto mi ha... chiaramente aiutato visto che adesso sono studentessa di veterinaria, quindi ringrazio tutti gli insegnanti per il loro professionismo e la loro disponibilità nei miei confronti in un ambiente molto piacevole e allegro.read more
Shelly MotroShelly Motro
21:31 19 Sep 18
Avevo fatto tanti corsi a questa scuola e succesivamente ho portato anche i miei genitori ed altri amici. Dopo aver studiato con quasi tutti gli insegnanti della scuola posso dire che sono tutti... bravissimi. La presidente della scuola ha sempre la sua porta aperta per risolvere ogni problema o richiesta. Anche se ci sono a volte differenze minori di livello fra gli studenti nella stessa classe, gli insegnanti sano molto bene come insegnare in un modo che nessuno si ferirà dal suo livello più altro o più basso. Sia gli insegnanti che la presidente conoscono ogni studente personalmente e gli forniscono tutti gli strumenti adatti per lui per l'apprendimento migliore della lingua.Fra tutti gli insegnanti, consiglierei di più Ileana ed Alessio.read more
Ho avuto lezioni di italiano nell ‘ Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo per un’ anno ed è stata una esperienza meravigliosa. Gli insegnanti sono colti, intellegenti, divertenti e molto paziente. Devo... dire che sono veramente affortunata per aver conosciuto loro. Loro sono come se fossero la mia famiglia. Vi raccomando fare lezioni in Istituto!!!!read more
france moltofrance molto
09:19 17 Sep 18
L anno scorso sono andata a Viareggio per una settimana. Il livello del corso era equilibrato. L ambiente tra allievi e professori simpatico. Del resto continuiamo a comunicare tra noi. Abbiamo fatto... grandi progressi e tornero' quando potrei.Tutta l organizazione mi ha veramente piaciuto. La famiglia che mi ha ospitato(a?) era formidable. E anche il rispetto del programma.Devo ancora imparare questa meravigliosa lingua! Infine sopratutto grazie mille Alessio.read more
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