IAA, located in the medieval city of Ascoli Piceno, offers Italian language and cultural programs to foreign students, through an independent study abroad program. This educational and cultural experience offers students the opportunity to attend a semester in the heart of medieval Italy and gain college credits.

The idea for IAA was born, several years ago, in collaboration with the writer and multifaceted artist Antonella Picciotti; who dedicated her lifework to education through culture, music and art and believed in the realization of this project. Now this innovative idea has taken shape as it has been awarded financing by the European Union.

Adding our inspiration and love for Italian language and traditions along with our competence in the field of intercultural exchange IAA is now able to share the vast beauty and ancient culture of Italy and in a specific way the charm of our region rich in treasures and full of history to discover.

While at university one of IAA’s co-creators experienced firsthand the immense value of this type of cultural exchange, in turn realizing that the important benefits acquired during this experience should be accessible to all interested students.

Study Abroad Programs in Italy



IAA has a personalized application process. We work directly with international students and their home universities to preapprove the credits. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Please complete and submit the APPLICATION FORM to start the enrollment process.

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