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Italy is a country of spectacular food and wines, artisans producing everything from fine olive oils to flawless tooled leathers, fashion designers setting style throughout the world, and a huge number of the world’s most famous art treasures.

Italy is a country of spectacular food and wines, artisans producing everything from fine olive oils to flawless tooled leathers, fashion designers setting style throughout the world, and a huge  number of the world's most famous art treasures.

It has rolling hills, lush, verdant valleys, snow-capped mountains, ancient hamlets and bustling cities. It is a country of magnificence! Glorious structures from thousands of years ago sit alongside grand palaces, exquisite piazzas boast ancient-sculpted fountains, arbors of grape vines climb up the side of mountains, ships slip into romantic ports, lavish hotels and authentic villas beckon the tourist, and small family hotels that only the locals know about, are the hideaways of visitors who return again and again to the splendor that is Italy.

Living in Italy is a totally new experience, but with Babel Studies you would find the support and knowledge to adjust easily. Here you will find interesting information and tips about Italy.

  • Calling code: 39
  • Currency:  Euro
  • Electricity: 230 V - 50 Hz
  • Smoking regulations: Smoking in Italy has been banned in public places including bars, restaurants, discotheques and offices since 2005.
  • Driving: right-hand side of the road
  • Drinking age: 16
  • Emergency number: 113
  • Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields. Italy is a world leader in the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, graphic design, furniture design, machine tool manufacturing, robotics, electromechanical machinery, shipbuilding, space engineering, construction machinery, and transportation equipment.
  •  Italy's cultural importance spans from antiquity through the present, of which the Roman period and the Renaissance are perhaps the two most influential moments.
  • According to UNESCO, over 60% of the world's art treasures are found in Italy. Some of the most famous Western artists, from Giotto to Michelangelo, were Italian. Knowledge of Italian is vital to understand the contexts of this art.
  • Italian literature boasts some of the world's most famous writers and thinkers, from Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch and Machiavelli, to Verga, Svevo, Pirandello, and Gramsci, to name a few.
  • Italian is the main language in Italy. German, French and Slovene are also spoken in certain areas.
  • Euro banknote denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500. Coin denominations are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and 1 and 2 euro. Prior to Italy becoming a member of the European Union and converting to the euro, the currency was the lira
  • Italy is a member of the G8, the group of the eight largest industrialized countries. According to World Bank 2010 figures, it is the world's eighth economic power, as regards absolute nominal GDP. It also ranks eighth in the value of its exports, and seventh in that of its imports.
  • Italy is one of the countries in Europe that has least felt the effects of the world economic crisis. It is an industrialized country that has succeeded in maintaining its own special nature relative to the other industrialized countries.
  • The country's principal economic activities are tourism, fashion, engineering, chemicals, motor vehicles and food products. The regions of Northern Italy are among Europe's richest in terms of per capita income. The Services sector is the most important in terms of the number of workers involved, the value of production and the dynamic nature that distinguishes the sector.

Sample Price Guide

  • Accommodation per month: 464.27 €  
  • Average food prices per month: 1.50 €
  • Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar: 7.30 €
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 15.00 €           
  • Small bottle of water: 0.42 €
  • Small bottle of beer: 1.58 €        
  • Cappuccino (Regular): 1.30 €
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 1.94 €
  • Liter of milk: 1.24 €          
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 1.61 €       
  • Movie ticket: 8.00 €
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.50 €

Generalmente, un ciudadano de un país extranjero que desee ingresar a los Estados Unidos debe primero obtener una visa, ya sea una visa de no inmigrante para la estancia temporal o una visa de inmigrante para la residencia permanente. Las visas  de visitante son consideradas de no inmigrante para para quienes desean entrar a los Estados Unidos temporalmente por negocios (categoría de visa B-1), turismo, placer o visitando (categoría de visa B-2), o una combinación de ambos efectos (B-1 / B -2).

Visa de Estudiante

Prepara los siguientes documentos antes de tu entrevista

  • Pasaporte válido para viajar a los Estados Unidos.
  • Confirmación de Formulario DS-160.
  • Recibo de pago tarifa consular, si estas obligado a pagar antes de tu entrevista.
  • Certificado de Elegibilidad para estudiante No-Inmigrante  (I-20 y SEVIS).
  • Fondos suficientes para tus estudios y alojamiento.


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