Due to the current world health situation, field trips are subject to change during Fall 2020. Please contact your Program Advisor for more information..
You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the included program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activties that expose you to the local culture as well. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
Visit a traditional acetaia where you’ll have the chance to taste the locally produced aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar). Join the local tradition and try the vinegar atop a variety of foods – strawberries and fresh fruit of all kinds, boiled eggs, desserts like panna cotta, even gelato! You will be amazed by the delicious taste!
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello, linked to the famous Ferrari factory built in 1947, hosts an exhibition of Gt, F1and sport-race Ferrari cars, sport trophies, pictures, videos, and other souvenirs of the history of Ferrari. In the same region you can also enjoy the glamour of Lamborghini and Maserati – a true car-lover’s visit!
It is the seventh most populous city in Italy and the largest city in Emilia Romagna. The first settlements date back to at least 1000 BC. The city is an urban center, first under the Etruscans and the Celts, then under the Romans and after as a free municipality. Home of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved, beautiful historical center (one of the largest in Italy).
Modena is located in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region. Located only 10 minutes away from Reggio Emilia, its hospitality focuses on cuisine and cultural life. No one can leave Modena without tasting the traditional balsamic vinegar, an exquisite condiment made from cooked grape must that is aged for many years in wooden barrels. The city offers lots of entertainment including beautiful music and high speed sports cars. Ferraris and Maseratis can often be seen gliding down the roads of Modena and its surroundings – this is where the two legendary car makers are based. Modena is rich in architectural treasures such as the Ghirlandina Tower, the Cathedral and Piazza Grande, which was added to the World Heritage list by UNESCO in 1997.
Only 15 minutes away from Reggio Emilia, Parma is a refined and welcoming city whose center is rich in art, parks, and treasures from different ages. Parma is a celebration of taste for any food lover: prosciutto and cheese are the best contributions of Parma to world cuisine. Take a walk along the river, visit the Duomo, the Battistero and the other ancient churches of the city center. Stop by a trattoria to enjoy the local food, and visit the beautiful Royal Garden along the river.
Tour a local caseificio (cheese factory) and taste the world-famous Parmigiano Reggiano, which was invented hundreds of years ago and is one of the most highly prized cheeses in the world! Learn about the whole process, from the cows to the cheese.
Visit the Reggio Children Loris Maleguzzi International Center, a mixed public and private company founded and located in Reggio Emilia. The center was established with the aim to promote high quality education worldwide, particularly related to the education of young children and the training of teachers. The Reggio Philosophy is one of the most famous education approaches in the world today.
Share the pride of Reggio Emilia—where the Italian tri-color flag was created in 1797—by touring this magnificent museum in the historic city center.
Veneto is a fascinating northeastern region bordering on the Adriatic Sea. Verona is one of Italy’s most picturesque cities. It is the legendary home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and site of some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the nation, including an amazing Roman arena where operas are still performed.
Ducati Motor Holding is an Italian company, located in Borgo Panigale (a few minutes from Bologna) that designs and manufactures the famous motorcycles of the same name. Founded in 1926 by Antonio Cavalieri Ducati, Ducati has a flourishing motorbike market all over the world -- the U.S. and Italy represent 50% of the worldwide sales turnover- not to mention the astonishing shows Ducati it gives at MotoGP and superbike races.
Summer programs: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1
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