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Reggio Emilia Calendars – 2020 Fall

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late applications possible)
July 31 $500 Confirmation Deposit is Non-Refundable
July 31 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

September 19, 2020 Departure from US on optional group flight
September 20 Arrival in Reggio Emilia before 6pm
September 20 Overnight in hotel and group dinner (included)
September 21 Mandatory orientation at school and move into program housing
September 22 Mandatory orientation at school
September 22 Courses begin
September 26 City walking tour
October/November TBA Reggio Emilia Film Festival
October TBA Field trip—Bologna
October TBA Field trip—Consorzio Vacche Rosse
October TBA Field trip—Viano and local Acetaia
November 24 Reggio Emilia city holiday - no classes
December 8 Italian holiday—no classes
December 17 Courses end
December 17 Final examinations
December 17 Program end date coincides with date of last exam
December 18 Move out of Housing & Depart. Open return is not possible unless students have the necessary documents to stay in Europe for more than 90 days

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Cancelled

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

60 students


English | Italian


AACUPI--Association of American Colleges and Universities in Italy

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