Program Dates

Fall Semester 2017/18

Saturday, August 26 Arrival in Marina di Pietrasanta. Orientation begins for all students
Sunday, August 27 -Friday, September 1 Feld trips to Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, the caves of Antro del Corchia and Apuan Alps
Saturday, September 2 Afternoon transfer to Florence
Sunday, September 3 Registration and orientation
Monday, September 4 Fall semester begins
Saturday October 7 Day visit to Siena
Saturday, October 14 Sunday, October 15 2-day visit to Venice
Friday, November 10 Sunday, November 12 3-day visit to Rome
Thursday, November 30 Fall semester ends
Friday, December 1 Housing must be vacated by 10:00 am

Spring Semester 2017/18

Monday, January 22 Arrival in Rome. Orientation begins for all students.
Monday, January 22
to Saturday, January 27
Orientation including field trips in Rome
Saturday, January 27 Transfer to Florence.
Monday, January 29 Spring semester begins
Saturday, February 17
to Sunday, February 18
2-day visit to Venice (students will be divided into 2 groups – see dates below)
Saturday March 10
to Sunday, March 11
2-day visit to Venice
Saturday, March 17 Field trip to Siena
Friday, March 23
to Monday, April 2
Spring Break
Thursday, May 3 Spring semester ends
Friday, May 4 Housing must be vacated by 10:00 am