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Reggio Emilia Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1, 2020 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

January 12, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 13 Arrival in Reggio Emilia before 6pm
January 13 Overnight in hotel and group dinner (included)
January 14 Mandatory orientation at the hotel and move into program housing
January 15 Mandatory orientation at school and city walking tour
January 15 Move into housing
January 18 Mandatory school orientation
January 18 Courses begin
January 22 Field trip—Bologna
February 24 Field trip—Ferrari
March 11 - 13 Optional Verona, Mantova, and Sirmione Tour
March/April Field trip—Consorzio Vacche Rosse
April 4 - 9 Spring Break—no classes
April 21 Field trip—Viano and local Acetaia
May 1 National Holiday - no classes
May 7 Field trip—Modena
May 12 Courses end
May 13 Final examinations
May 13 Program end date coincides with date of last exam
May 14 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return.

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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