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8 Weeks Italian Language & Culinary Internship in Italy

Language Course, Culinary Internship and Holiday in Salerno

All year round, Accademia Italiana offers the opportunity of work experience in Salerno, participating in business activities and practicing Italian skills in real-life situations through unpaid internship experiences in Italian companies or/and with professionals. This internship program is designed to provide students with real work experience. The program includes a language preparation course and an unpaid internship with accurately selected Italian companies.


  • Internship
  • Selected Italian companies
  • Preparatory language course
  • Accommodation with Italian host family
  • Assistance in securing permit of stay
  • Insurance during internship


40 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Italian host family

Staying with a family is an excellent solution for people who want to know and understand the real Italian culture, so practising the language out of the classroom as well. Our Italian families live in the town centre, just a few minutes walking from the school. The students can choose a single or double room with half board (breakfast and an evening meal).


The program includes a language preparation course and an unpaid internship with accurately selected Italian companies. Placements are made on a case-by-case basis, influenced by previous work experience, education and level of Italian and can be found in the fields of restaurants, pizzerias, bakeries and other culinary related establishments.

We assist students in selecting the internship company according to curriculum vitae and interests. We arrange meetings with the internship coordinator to plan the work experience. We assist students to get the permit of stay and to have contact agreement with the selected company. We monitor internship experience together with the internship company.

The language preparatory course is for 4 weeks with 4 lessons per day, 20 lessons per week. Each lesson will be for 45 minutes from 09.00 am to 12.30 pm. The internship will be for 4 weeks. During internship experience students get an insurance covering workplace accidents. At the end of your internship program students receive a Certificate of Attendance stating the Italian proficiency and the acquired internship experience.

Italian language course is compulsory for at least 4 weeks. If you wish to extend, internship can be longer than 4 weeks. Instruction and internship are in Italian.


Salerno, in Campania, is situated in the gulf of Salerno which also has as a neighbor the wonderful Amalfi coast, the most famous touristic place in the south of Italy. Thanks to its fortunate geographical position, its healthy mild climate and clear blue sea, Salerno is the ideal place to spend a pleasant holiday.

Salerno has a strategic geographical position that makes it the base of many beautiful itineraries: Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento , Ischia, Caserta, Vesuvio and Naples are some of the main destinations you can easily reach from Salerno by car , bus, train or by ferry-boat. Salerno-Pompeii takes just 20 minutes by train. Salerno-Positano takes 30 minutes by bus or ferry boat. Ferry boats to Capri, Amalfi and Sorrento regularly run from April to September.

Things to do (optional)

Leisure activities

Our school offers an interesting leisure program. One of the aims of the school is to give a point of reference for students, providing them with a nice place where to meet in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Our staff and teachers organize social activities every day: seminars and workshop about the Italian culture, city tour, films, etc. All these cultural and recreational activities are included in the cost of the language course. Students only pay for the entrance to museums, cinemas or theatres, for public transport, guides and for evening meals in restaurants.

On the first day of the course, students receive full information about the city, the activities and the facilities of the school. Furthermore, school regularly organizes excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri, Sorrento, Positano, Naples and Caserta. All the excursion are with a teacher or with expert guides. These activities have an extra cost.

Visits with tasting

The Accademia Italiana organizes special guided visits to local lemoncello, mozzarella di bufala, olive oil factories. Visits are followed by final tasting of typical products. These visits take place in the afternoon all year round and they take at least 2 hours each.

Evening meals with teachers and friends

Once a week the school organizes special dinners in nice restaurants where, for a special price, students with their teachers and Italian friends can taste typical dishes while practicing Italian.

Sample program of leisure activities

  • Monday. 03.00 pm. Introduction and Salerno city tour.
  • Tuesday. Quiz: Quanto conosciamo il Bel Paese?
  • Wednesday. 04.00 pm. Seminar: Italian gestures.
  • Thursday. 03.00 pm. Practical lesson of Italian cooking.
  • Friday. 03.00 pm. Film afternoon at school.
  • Saturday. 09.00 am. Guided visit to Amalfi and Ravello.
  • Sunday. 09.00 am. Guided visit to Pompeii.
  • Monday. 04.00 pm. Film afternoon at school.
  • Tuesday. 03.00 pm. Seminar: Italian cooking.
  • Wednesday. 03.00 pm. Practical lesson Of ceramics.
  • Thursday.03.00 pm. Seminar with final tasting: The Wine of the Campania.
  • Friday. 04.00 pm. Conversation Parliamo Italiano sui social.
  • Saturday. 09.00 am. Vistto Vietri and Raito.

What's included

  • 4 weeks internship
  • 4 weeks language preparatory course
  • 8 weeks half board accommodation in Italian host family
  • Enrollment fee
  • Internship placement fee
  • Personal insurance

How to get there

Arrival by car

Salerno is well connected to the national network of motorways.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Naples International Airport which is linked to airports all over the world with direct connections. Rapid connections at all hours of the day permit speedy transfer to Salerno.

Rome international airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino) are situated at 283 kilometers and it takes 2.30 hours to get to Salerno by direct train connections.

Arrival by train

Salerno is connected to the National Rail Network with the fast Eurostar and Intercity lines.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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