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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Milan, Italy; Reggio Emilia, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: May Term
  • Budget Sheets: May Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 5 - grad student
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel, Hotel Area of Study: Education
Program Type: Study Abroad, USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.25
Click here for a definition of this term Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:

USA Education in Italy

May 10 - May 19, 2019.
Departure Date: May 9, 2019.

Program Overview:
Examines the Montessori Method, Reggio Emilia Model, and contemporary early education programs to increase students’ knowledge of approaches to planning and implementing effective programs for preschool children ages 3-5.

Students will register for one class with three (3) credit hours awarded between the following two options:
Undergraduates: EEC 490 Special Topics
Graduates: EEC 590 Special Topics

*Prerequisites may be required for some of the above courses.

Some coursework will be required prior to and after the trip. Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
Program Costs:
The cost of the USA Education in Italy 2019 program is $3,499.  Scholarships and Financial Aid can be applied to the cost of the program.

USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements. Students must complete the "Study Abroad Conditional Scholarship" application in Jagspot. 
If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award.

Program costs include:
  • Tuition for up to three (3) credit hours
  • All program-related, in-country transportation
  • International health insurance & emergency assistance
  • Airport pickup for those who arrive on the assigned day and time
  • Specified excursions in the itinerary
  • Accommodations: Shared occupancy in centrally located hotels/hostels (Single accommodations are available for an additional charge)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Welcome and departure dinners in Italy
International airfare is not included in the price of the program. Participants should budget additional funds for international airfare, meals other than breakfasts and specified dinners, and personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based on individual spending habits. The Office of International Education will reserve and facilitate flights on behalf of all students who would like assistance.

Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates, international airfare, and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. A program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 1, 2019.  Final payment deadline is April 8, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the application deadline of February 1, 2019.
Refund Policy: 
Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable, and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Rebecca Giles
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education


Natasha Spradlin
Study Abroad Advisor
Meisler Hall, Rm 2300

You can book an advising appointment at:  

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.