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 25 - April 24

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

Jan 25:
Students enter their accommodation

Jan 26:
Orientation at NECA facilities
Typical Tuscan dinner together

Jan 27:
Classes begin

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

Feb 4:
Morning excursion to the open-air market at Cascine Park

Feb 8:
Excursion to the hill of Fiesole plus typical lunch in the hills

Feb 12:
Cooking class and dinner together (recipes taken from old Florentine manuscripts)

Feb 15:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Pisa

Week starting on Mar 2:
Midterm exams

Week starting on Mar 9:
Spring Break (classes will not meet)

Mar 16:
Classes resume

Mar 21:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Siena

Mar 28:
One-day excursion to Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti area, and typical Tuscan lunch together

Apr 10 - Apr 13 (inclusive):
Easter Holidays (classes will not meet)

Apr 14:
Classes resume

Apr 20-23:
Reviews and Finals

Apr 24:
Students leave their accommodation

Apr 25:
National Holiday - Liberation Day

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 26 and closes on April 23.


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

After the program:
.Apr 25 for National Holiday - Liberation Day
.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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