Discover Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice
- Meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard in Vatican City.
- Join local students for a peer-led tour of Florence.
- Live like a local during a homestay in Tuscany.
- Participate in local, outdoor team-building activities.
- Attend a soccer game in Milan.
- Students will receive a certificate of completion for 10 hours of community service at the end of this program.
Enrollment Deadline for Spring Tuition: Friday, May 31st
Exclusive People to People Homestay
Trained and First-Aid Certified Educator Leaders
Full-Time Delegation Manager
International Land Transportation
3 Meals Daily
Entrance to all Attractions and Activities
Guided Sightseeing by Expert Local Guides
All Tips and Gratuities
Pre-Departure Trainings and Support
24-Hour Support on Program
Medical Protection Plan
Taxes and Fees
Let the excitement build as you board your overnight flight to Rome, Italy.
Welcome to Rome. Get ready to travel back to one of the most significant chapters in the history of human civilization. See the iconic sights, like the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. On your tour of the ancient Colosseum and Roman Forum—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—feel the ancient buzz of daily life that unfolded here for gladiators, spectators, merchants, and politicians. And of course, your day in Rome wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the local favorite treat: gelato.
Inside Vatican City
Discover Vatican City, the center of the Catholic Church and the world’s smallest country. On your once-in-a-lifetime tour led by a professional guide, visit the Vatican Museums, see the spectacular frescos of the Sistine Chapel, and walk through St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll even have an exclusive opportunity to meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard, hearing his tales of guarding the Pope, getting more behind-the-scenes insight into the Pope’s home, and learning what it takes to join one of the oldest military units in the world.
Continue on to Florence. This city was the birthplace of the Renaissance and remains a living museum of art, architecture, and history. With the help of an expert guide, visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can see Michelangelo’s famous statue David and many other impressive collections of Renaissance art. Meet local Italian students for a peer-to-peer guided walk through the city. See the towering Duomo and the bronze doors to the Baptistery, fittingly known as the Gate to Paradise. Later, meet your Italian homestay family and get settled into their home for the next couple of days.
Be immersed in the traditional Italian way of life for the next two days with your homestay family. Your homestay family is carefully selected, based on matching you with peers your own age and with activities designed to provide you with the most authentic experience possible. Eat regional foods, meet local students, and see the real Italy during this exclusive People to People experience.
Canals of Venice
Your journey continues in Venice, once a strong naval power and one of the most important cities on the world stage. On a guided tour, learn what made Venice so significant and see all the key sights, including the Basilica San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. Later, embark on a classic Venetian experience: a gondola ride on the city’s legendary canals.
Today involves local outdoor challenges, including adventure and team-building activities. Take part in adrenaline-fueled activities like white water rafting or a ropes course with a mix of trekking, climbing, and rappelling designed for all abilities. This day of team-building and leadership activities will be as rewarding as it is fun!
Duomo di Milano
Travel to the capital city of Milan, known for its high fashion and sophistication. See the city from a rooftop tour of the breathtaking Duomo di Milano, and learn about its storied history. Then discover the art and history on display at some of the city’s most celebrated museums and galleries. Tonight, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a local soccer game to see first-hand how much Italians love their futball.
As your journey ends, head to the Milan airport to board your flight home.