NECA Study Abroad Italy Programs
Fall Semester
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Sept 8 - Dec 7
(up to 18 credits)



COURSES

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
.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

September 8 - December 7

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

Sept 8:
Students enter their accommodation

Sept 9:
Orientation at NECA facilities
Classes begin

Typical Tuscan Dinner together (Welcome Dinner)


Sept 10:
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 21:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Pisa
 

Sept 24:
Morning excursion to the open-air market at Cascine Park (optional)


Oct 5:
One-day excursion to the Medieval Tuscan town of Siena

Oct 14 - Oct 18 (inclusive):
Midterm exams

Oct 19 - Oct 27 (inclusive):
Fall Break (no classes)

Oct 28:
Classes resume


Nov 2:
Additional excursion (to be decided with the students)


Nov 4:

Cooking Class with a typical Tuscan Menu

Nov 9:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti area, and typical Chianti Lunch together

 

Nov 12:
Dinner together at a Greek restaurant (optional)


Nov 28 - Dec 1 (inclusive):
Thanksgiving Holidays (no classes)

Dec 2:
Classes resume
 

Dec 3 - Dec 6:
Final Exams

 

Dec 6:

Farewell Dinner together


Dec 7:
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 9 and closes on December 6.


ITALIAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS DURING THE PROGRAM
The facilities will be closed on the following days and on weekends (*):
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For Midterm Break.
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or Thanksgiving Holidays.

-Note: Dec 8 is 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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