NECA Study Abroad Italy Programs
Fall Semester
Sept 11 - Dec 10
(up to 18 credits)


Students enrolled in the NECA Semester Programs can choose up to 4-5 courses, thus earning 12-15 credits. At an additional cost it is possible to choose a 6th course for a total of 18 credits. Students should choose a second choice of courses in case one or more courses may not be available for any reason


September 11 - December 10

The definite schedule is given to students at the Orientation Program in Florence.

Sept 11:
Students enter their accommodation

Sept 12:
Orientation at NECA facilities
Classes begin

Typical Tuscan Dinner together (Welcome Dinner)

Sept 13:
Afternoon excursion to the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo and visit to the 1,000 year old San Miniato Church (1,018 a.C.)

Sept 14:
Excursion to the hill of Fiesole, then typical lunch together in the hills

Sept 23:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Pisa

Oct 3:
Morning excursion to the open-air market at Cascine Park (optional)

Oct 7:
One-day excursion to the Medieval Tuscan town of Siena

Oct 18 - Oct 20 (inclusive):
Midterm exams

Oct 21 - Oct 29 (inclusive):
Fall Break (no classes)

Oct 30:
Classes resume

Nov 4:
Additional excursion (to be decided with the students)

Nov 6:

Cooking Class with a typical Tuscan Menu

Nov 11:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti area, and typical Chianti Lunch together


Nov 14:
Dinner together at a Greek restaurant (optional)

Nov 23 - Nov 26 (inclusive):
Thanksgiving Holidays (no classes)

Nov 27:
Classes resume

Dec 7 - Dec 9:
Final Exams


Dec 9:

Farewell Dinner together

Dec 10:
Students leave their accommodation

Dates of excursions may be modified due to logistical factors, transportation strikes,
etc. Additional excursions may be added depending on students' interest.
On days with no classes, the school is closed.
The school opens on September 12 and closes on December 9.

The facilities will be closed on the following days and on weekends (*):
For Midterm Break.
or Thanksgiving Holidays.

-Dec 8: Italian Holiday

(*) There might be class field trips during these days, but no classes in the NECA premises, which will be closed.

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