Italy is a traveler’s dream and an item on everyone’s bucket list. No other country in the world contains as many historical sites and artifacts that provide a glimpse at the very root of western civilization. Where else can you stand and see the place where the basis for modern government was forged? Where else can you see so many timeless and priceless pieces of ancient art and architecture in just a few days?
Natural history, as well as human history, is on full display in the massive peninsular nation with stunning views of the Dolomites and Alps in the north, idyllic Mediterranean countryside along the coast, and broad pastoral landscapes of rolling hills in between. Italians are an incredibly varied and diverse people, but the one constant is their openness and sense of hospitality towards travelers. And, of course, once you have tried true Italian food, there’s no going back to anything else!
Official Language: Italian
Fun Fact: Italy has 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most of any country in the world.
Custom Group Sample Itineraries
Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.
I couldn't have had a better time this summer in Costa Rica! My experience with my new friends and what feels like my real second family taught me so much about Costa Rican culture, the spanish language, and about life in general! I would absolutely recommend that any high school student take this trip for a shift in perspective and an amazing summer!