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  • Locations: All, Greece; Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Program Terms: Interim (May Term)
  • Budget Sheets: Interim (May Term)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Schools & Colleges: Education Program Type: Study Abroad
Program: Faculty-Led Course(s) Offered: CIE 499, CIE 599
Credit Hours: 3 Housing: Hotel
Fields of Study: Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education UA Faculty Director: Holly Swain,
Program Description:


logo UA in Italy: Experience and Immersion in the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education

Dates: May 23-31, 2018

This ten-day study abroad trip is open to UA College of Education Early Childhood/Elementary dual majors and offers opportunities to engage with topics and projects related to the Reggio Emilia approach of teaching early childhood students. While abroad, students will visit cultural touchstones in the Reggio Emilia area, including Ravenna, as we connect the regional landscape, specific traditional assumptions of childhood, and cultural norms to local schooling approaches. We will visit locations such as The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Museum, The Basilica of San Vitale Piazza del Teatro, Piazza Prampolini with the Cathedral, Baptistery, and City Hall, Piazza san Prospero with the Basilica Corso Garibaldi, and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Ghiara. Further, students will observe daily in classrooms in Reggio Emilia early childhood centers and participate in school volunteerism efforts while learning and exploring with teachers and children in local schools. Another point of interest includes the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre for a guided tour of exhibitions and history of the Reggio approach. On this trip, students will gain knowledge of the pedagogical, historical, and cultural aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children while honing abilities in facilitating children’s development and skills in communication, inquiry, creativepaid to UA) and non-billable costs (paid elsewhere), click on the Budget Sheet located at the top of the application.

Once accepted into the program, students need to make a deposit in order to secure their place in the program. For information on how to make a deposit and subsequent payments, please see the instructions in the application, as well as the Faculty-Led Payment Process page on the Education Abroad website. 



Check out the "Financing Your Study Abroad" page on the UA Education Abroad website for information regarding financial aid, scholarships and other financial matters.

Want to know more about Financial Aid? Visit the Financial Aid section of our website or contact Jamie Burt ( in the Financial Aid office.

Want to know more about using a current UA scholarships to study abroad? Visit the Undergraduate Scholarships section of our website or contact Joshua Kirkland ( 


**The University of Alabama reserves the right to modify the program or its costs as necessitated by changes in the international economic situation or to cancel the program if necessary.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.