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Early Childhood Education at Reggio Emilia

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Child in Reggio Emilia, Italy

Child in Reggio Emilia, Italy

This course is now accepting applications for the 2015 Spring Break program. 

Course: ECSE 421 - Student-Professor Study Tour of Reggio Emilia, Italy (one credit). This course is an optional enhancement for students taking ECSE 420 during the Spring 2015 semester. Students who have completed ECSE 420 are also eligible.
Instructor: Dr. Sallee Beneke, Assistant Professor of Education
Dates: March 20-26, 2015 (subject to change) 
Location:  Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Price: $4,440 (tentative)
Application deadline: October 15, 2014

Program description

The schools of Reggio Emilia are widely recognized as providing a seamless model of excellence in early childhood education in curriculum, special education, environment, parent involvement, and staff development. Study of the Reggio Approach is an important topic in the 3-credit ECSE 420 course. Firsthand experience in Reggio will provide an added level of insight into the approach. Through school visits and meetings with teachers and members of the pedagogical team, participants will learn about the city's strong commitment to families, culture, and history.

What is included
  • Course fees
  • Round-trip airfare from Moline 
  • Ground transportation in Italy
  • Housing in a hotel 
  • Continental breakfast
  • Plenary sessions 
  • Presentations
  • Visits to the schools
  • Discussion groups
  • Opportunities to interact with the teachers, artists in residence, and parents of children enrolled in the schools.
  • International medical insurance with trip delay coverage

What is not included
  • Passport fees
  • Personal baggage fees
  • Most lunches and dinners
  • Souvenirs and spending money


How to apply

Application deadline - October 15, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Fill out a Registration Form. Return your completed Registration Form to Dr. Sallee Beneke.  
Step 3: Submit a $500 deposit (checks payable to St. Ambrose University.)
Step 4: Submit a completed Liability Form to the Center for International Education - 313 Ambrose Hall.


Payment deadlines and instructions

  • October 15: $500 deposit due.
    Turn in your deposit to the Study Abroad Office - 313 Ambrose Hall.
    Deposit checks should be made payable to ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY.
  • November 15: $1,500 second payment due.
    Turn in your payment to the Study Abroad Office - 313 Ambrose Hall.
    Make checks payable to ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY or pay online with credit card. 
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2015 term.
  • February 1, 2015: final payment due.
    Turn in your payment to the Study Abroad Office - 313 Ambrose Hall.
    Make checks payable to ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY or pay online with credit card.
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2015 term.

Payment details

  • If you are not accepted, or if the program is canceled, the initial deposit is refundable.
  • All payments are deducted from the total program cost and are non-refundable after each payment deadline.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • Credit card users will incur approximately $60 in additional service fees.