Best practice from Italy

Individual student exchanges abroad are recognised and foreign school reports are valid for the readmission into the Italian school system (without loss of school years) and must be evaluated on the basis of their compatibility with the educational goals of the Italian school system. It is the responsibility of the sending school to contact the hosting school and to obtain all useful information on the curriculum and on the performance of the Italian students, in order to decide on his/her readmission: if necessary, the Italian school may require an interview or a test on one or more subjects. The stay abroad must not exceed one school year.

(Mobility of Secondary School Pupils and Recognition of Study Periods Spent Abroad, EFIL)