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Activities for Reggio Emilia, Italy

Visits and excursions are planned and announced throughout the session as well as other group social activities.

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Get to know the European students in your USAC classes each semester
  • Participate in a language exchange or meet with the program language tutors for extra practice
  • Participate in social, cultural and sports activities organized by the Italian student life group, or suggest your own event and they will be happy to collaborate
  • Sit in the campus cafe, open courtyards, piazzas and large green park across the street from the university and get to know local students and friendly folks from the community
  • Ask to meet and interact with a local family for occasional meals or outings
  • Join clubs/associations like chorus, dance, rugby, and volleyball

Class Visits

We believe that learning outside the classroom is just as important as in-class activities. This is why all of our courses taught throughout the year feature several class visits each session, to better improve your learning experience and provide you with a deeper knowledge of the local culture and approaches.

Education Courses

  • Reggio Children Headquarters
  • Reggio Approach infant-toddler centers
  • Montessori Approach pre-school
  • Local schools (different levels)

Health Courses

  • Reggio Emilia Santa Maria Nuova Hospital
  • Health and Prevention Center
  • Nursing Home

Communications Courses

  • RuMore, university radio
  • Womens' Shelter
  • Local Mosque
  • Collezione Maramotti Museum

Italian Studies

  • International Reggio Film Festival
  • Ferrari factory and museum
  • Local balsamic vinegar production cellar

Quick Details

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Session I or I&II deadline: March 15
    • Session II deadline: April 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Early admission deadline: March 15
    • Standard deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Early admission deadline: Sept 15
    • Standard deadline: Oct 1


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English, Italian

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