Gabriella Vizzutti ( Seattle, USA)
My name is Gabriella Vizzutti and I originally moved to Italy to be an au pair and to study Italian at Studioitalia. During my time as an au pair, I studied at Studioitalia for about one year and have only positive things to say about the school. Being an American, I had to obtain a student visa to stay for more than 3 months and was able to do so by attending the intensive course at the school. During the visa process, the teachers and faculty were responsive and friendly when I had questions. Upon arriving to Rome I began attending the school and was welcomed with a positive, fun, and productive environment to learn the Italian language. The schedule for the intensive language course worked perfectly with my work schedule as an au pair. I would attend school from 9:00-1:00 and had plenty of time to grab lunch or a coffee and be home by the time the children finished school. Overall, the school enhanced my experience as an au pair by allowing me to better communicate and connect with the family and to experience the Italian culture. It also, of course, allowed me to obtain and renew my student visa. I can personally say that the au pair experienced coupled extremely well with attendance to studioitalia.
Bex Hdson (London, UK)
My name's Rebecca and I'm lucky enough to be spending a year aupairing in Rome. I had always wanted to live abroad and after visiting a friend of mine who aupaired in Rome, I fell in love with the city and in October left my job in London to move to Rome.
I wanted to try and pick up the language so I could get the full cultural experience and also as I lived with 2 Italian girls. My friend recommended studio italia as she studied there during her time away, so I also enrolled at the school when I arrived. The school is very friendly and the teachers made me feel really welcome on my first day, it also gives a discount to aupairs which helped me out. I attended the intensive course in the morning as I worked in the afternoon, which worked really well. The lessons were really interactive and always different with the teachers using audio clips, songs and even an online game where you can connect your smartphone to, which made learning fun. I enjoyed making new friends with students from all over the world and also going to the social events such as the Christmas party. I would recommend the school to anyone new to Italian, looking to learn the language and meet likeminded people.
Rosie Benson (London, UK)
Hi, I’m Rosie, a writer from the UK. In May 2014 I moved from London to Rome, to become an au pair and study Italian in the greatest city in the world! I spent about eight months in total at StudioItalia. It’s a fantastic school with a really friendly atmosphere. I knew absolutely zero Italian when I arrived, but by the time I left I could happily chat away in my adopted language. The teachers were really kind and welcoming, delivering engaging lessons with a lot of fun games involved. The school also offers day trips and visits around Rome, as well as things like pasta-making classes, which were always enjoyable. I returned to Studio Italia in 2016 for a quick refresher course, and found it to be the same happy and lively school that I left in 2015. Grazie per tutto Studio Italia!