Italian Language and Culture, Certificate

Italian Language and Culture, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 days
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Italian Language and Culture Summer School offered at University of Pisa aims to give its participants an experience of Italian language and culture in a unique setting. Classes will take place in via S. Maria 36, a few steps from Miracle Square, and the world famous Leaning Tower.


The intensive courses of Italian of the Summer School are planned according to the aims and objectives of the Common European Framework and are therefore divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.

Students will be divided into groups by means of an entry test.

Compared to ordinary courses offered by the CLI during the academic year, intensive summer courses are characterized by some specific features:

  • a reduced number of students, to favor individualized teaching and to cater for individual needs;
  • an increased use of recreational activities in teaching;
  • a special focus on communicative and pragmatic aspects and, as a consequence, an enhancement of all skills, especially oral, both receptive and productive;
  • special attention to the cultural and local dimension, to encourage students to autonomously gain experience of the surrounding context;
  • connection, introduction and/or reinforcement of activities, content and themes offered in other parts of the program (cultural seminars) to integrate the various components of the educational plan.

The Italian Language and Culture Summer School is offered at University of Pisa.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


A selection of these seminars will be offered according to organising needs (number of students and groups, levels of knowledge of the language) cinema, intercultural communication, music, art, literature.

A range of optional excursions and social events will be offered throughout the summer school. These are likely to include: visits to Pistoia, Torre del Lago Puccini including an evening at the theatre, and, finally, some guided tours at some museums in Pisa.


  • Prof.ssa Silvia Bruti

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The Summer School is open to university students and professionals. Students preparing for Italian Universities enrolment may also apply (min. 18 years old).
  • Fill in the application form and with a copy of the payment of the first instalment fees and a copy of identity card or passport send it to us.
  • The Summer School will be activated only with at least 15 participants, otherwise it will be cancelled and the first instalment will be refunded. In any other circumstances, the course fees are neither refundable nor transferable.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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