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study aboard group - italyReggio Emilia, Italy Collaborative Study Abroad: Early Childhood Education Approach

May 12-June 1, 2018
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Collaborative Study Abroad in Italy: Clemson University, University of South Carolina and College of Charleston
Three-week cultural immersion experience in Reggio Emilia, Italy, a city of 175,000 people known for its excellent schools as well as cheese, wine making, balsamic vinegar and textiles/fashion. The trip features an in-depth study of the Reggio Emilia educational approach - project work, integration of the arts and diverse documentation strategies in Italian preschool and elementary classrooms. Also included are workshops with community agencies of Reggio Emilia; homestay of student pairs with an Italian family; beginning Italian language lessons; study of the history and elements of the Reggio Emilia Approach; workshops on music and movement across the curriculum; and use of recycled materials in the classroom.

Group tours of Florence, Venice, and other Italian cities; cultural experiences in the community that include museums, art events, family festivals, shopping, theater; and other student-selected activities are readily available. Self-selected travel opportunities for students, as well as travel before or after the study abroad experience are also options.

Graduate and undergraduate course options are available. Course options include ED 4380/8380, ED 4390/8370, EDEC 3360 and EDEC 8000. Course counts for multicultural requirement and can be taken for credit in Music 4000 and/or for elective credits. Students may take three or six credits. Open to students especially in education, PRTM, public health, nursing and the social sciences. Ratio of faculty to students is strong with an effort to provide a personalized and supportive experience. 

Read more information about the Reggio Emilia Collaborative Study Abroad. 

For more information, contact Dee Stegelin, Anna Hall or Andy Tyminski.