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  • Locations: Trento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
minimum GPA: 2.0 Undergrad, 3.0 Graduate Open to: FIU Students, Non-FIU students
Click here for a definition of this term Program type: FIU study abroad Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Education
Summer Sessions: Summer C Click here for a definition of this term Level of Physical Activity: 3.Moderate
Program Description:

Early Education: Italy


This educational study abroad program is designed to introduce students to early childhood curriculum and instruction practices through the lenses of an Italian perspective based on three learning contexts: small groups contexts, group discussions and collective reasoning. This six-week online course incorporates a two weeks study abroad trip to Trento, Italy, where students will visit, experience, and observe Italian applications of the learning  contexts in Nido centers and preschools. Once you’ve experienced “le scuole materne e nidi,” you’ll find your teaching and professional  perspective and attitude to be more international.


The enchanting late-Medieval and Renaissance city of Trento located in the Adige River valley in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol in Italy will be the location of our program. Because of its north location, Trento is a train ride away from Milan and Venice. In the 16th century, the city was the location of the Council of Trent. Trento was  awarded the title of Alpine City year 2004, and is home to one of the most prestigious Universities in Italy.


 Students will be sharing hotel rooms (two students per room).


 Summer C 2019
Fully Online:  May 27 - July 5, 2019
Abroad: June 10 - 21, 2019


EEC 4231: Developing Learning Process in Early Childhood: An Italian Perspective (UG)
EEC 6232: Developing Learning Process in Early Childhood: Research into an Italian Perspective (G)


6 credits


The estimated cost of this program is $2,981.02 per person and includes lodging for two weeks, ground transportation during program activities, transportation from Milano to Trento, lunch at school from Monday to Friday, two cultural activities, work with professionals  involved inside the Federazione Provinciale Scuole Materne, materials, and “Apericena” at the end of the trip. The program cost also includes mandatory international health insurance.
The program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, FIU course fees ($205.57/credit for undergraduate and $455.64/credit for graduate), most meals, and the non-refundable Study Abroad fee ($175). The program does not include the return ticket to Milano Airport at the end of the program and personal expenses. 



School of Education and Human Development
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 345B
Dr. Daniela Foerch
T: 305-348-3488
Dr. Flavia Iuspa
T: 305-348-3392
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ZEB 348A

 Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.

Early Childhood

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This program is currently not accepting applications.