NECA Study Abroad Italy Programs
Spring Semester
Jan 25 - Apr 24

(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.

January 26 - April 26

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

Jan 26:
Students enter their accommodation

Jan 27:
Orientation at NECA facilities
Typical Tuscan dinner together

Jan 28:

Classes begin

Feb 2:
Afternoon excursion to the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo and visit to the 1,000 year old San Miniato Church (1,018 a.C.)

Feb 5:
Morning excursion to the open-air market at Cascine Park

Feb 9:
Excursion to the hill of Fiesole
plus typical lunch in the hills


Feb 13:
Cooking class and dinner together (recipes taken from old Florentine manuscripts)

Feb 16:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Pisa

Week starting on Mar 4:
Midterm exams

Week starting on Mar 11:
Spring Break (classes will not meet)

Mar 18:

Classes resume

Mar 23:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Siena


Mar 30:
One-day excursion to Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti area, and typical Tuscan lunch together

Apr 19 - Apr 22 (inclusive):
Easter Holidays
 (classes will not meet)

Apr 23-24:

Reviews and Finals


Apr 25:

National Holiday - Liberation Day (classes and Finals may no longer meet)


Apr 26:
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.
Note: On days with no classes, the school is closed.

The school opens on Jan 27 and closes on April 25.

The facilities will be closed on the following days and on weekends (*):
.for the Spring Break

.for Easter Holidays
.Apr 25 for National Holiday -
Liberation Day

After the program:

.May 1 for National Holiday - Labour Day

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

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