What Are the Basic Requirements for Teaching English in Italy?

By Paige Lee

Dreaming of chowing down on large bowls of delicious, home made pasta and washing it down with a superb glass of red? Or perhaps a traditional, wood-fired pizza with the fluffiest buffalo mozzeralla you've ever sunk your teeth into is calling your name? Maybe you love great opera or Renaissance architecture. Whatever your reason for wanting to teach English in Italy may be, we've got the basic requirements covered for you.

How to apply for a Student Visa to legally teach English in Italy

 

Basic Guidelines and Requirements for Americans

1.  A passport with an expiration date at least six months after your planned stay.

2.  To be enrolled in an Italian government recognized language school or university. 

3.  A long-stay Italian student visa can take 2-4 weeks to process.