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Student teaching placements are typically made in and around the towns of Pavia and Voghera, both of which are located in the Lombardy region in northern Italy. Given Italy’s popularity, placements may also be arranged in additional Lombardy communities. Students typically live in homestay accommodations, but other options may include apartments, bed and breakfast establishments, and dormitories.

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Student Spotlight

Amy Weilhammer taught students in grades 3-8 in the Borgo Ticino neighborhood of Pavia, Italy, in Spring 2023. She appreciated how friendly, humorous, and laid-back Italian people were, and enjoyed slowing down her pace each day and taking in every moment.

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Costs and Scholarships

Global Gateway for Teachers cannot provide exact cost information since costs will vary throughout the year and from one individual to the next. Please note that all estimates are listed in U.S. Dollars. Keep in mind that foreign currency exchange rates will affect the value of the U.S. Dollar and hence your budget.

Teaching Responsibilities

Students will teach conversational and written English to a variety of grade levels, but they may also have occasional opportunities to teach their content areas using English as the medium of instruction. Further, it may be possible to fulfill practicum requirements in Italy for the ESL/ENL license addition.

Other Considerations

Proficiency in Italian is not required, but participants are encouraged to learn basic words and phrases before they leave for their placement. Participation is not limited to students pursuing the ENL/ESL license addition.

Contact Us

For general program interest or inquiries, please write to us at

Dr. Laura Stachowski
(812) 856-8507

Eunice Epling
Assistant Director
(812) 856-8507