NECA Study Abroad Italy Programs
Spring Semester
Jan 28 - Apr 28

(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 28 - April 28

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

Jan 28:
Students enter their accommodation

Jan 29:
Orientation at NECA facilities
Classes begin
Typical Tuscan dinner together

Jan 30:
Afternoon excursion to the hill of Piazzale Michelangelo and visit to the 1,000 year old San Miniato Church (1,018 a.C.)

Feb 6:
Morning excursion to the open-air market at Cascine Park

Feb 10:
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 17:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Pisa

Week starting on Mar 5:
Midterm exams

Week starting on Mar 12:
Spring Break (classes will not meet)

Mar 19:

Classes resume

Mar 24:
One-day excursion to the Tuscan town of Siena

Mar 30 - Apr 2 (inclusive):
Easter Holidays
 (classes will not meet)

Apr 3:

Classes resume

Apr 7:
One-day excursion to Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti area, and typical Tuscan lunch together


From Apr 23:
Reviews and Finals

Apr 28
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 29 and closes on April 27.

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