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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: Study Abroad Class Eligibility: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Homestay
Program Type: Faculty-Directed Area of Study: Education, Italian
Program Description:
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Program Overview

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Cultural immersion experience in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Students study the schools, community, health settings, and the Reggio Emilia approach. Conversational Italian language lessons are included. Group excursions to Florence and Venice, and students engage in self-selected trips to Cinque Terra, Bologna, Modena, and other cities. Student-selected topics for focused study in Italy and collaboration with other South Carolina universities. Home-stays with Italian families and travel before and after the trip are encouraged. Experienced and supportive faculty.


Reggio Emilia, Italy


  • Open to students especially in education, PRTM, public health, nursing, and the social sciences
  • Undergraduates can take graduate credit with Clemson approval

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Students will take one 3-credit course during this program. Students are able to choose from:

  • ED 4380/8380: Selected Topics (3 credits)
  • ED 4390/8370: Independent Study (3 credits)
  • EDEC 8000: Parent Education in Early Childhood Multicultural Settings (3 credit graduate-level course)

"I went on this trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy to fulfill a requirement for an education course I needed to graduate. This trip not only allowed me to earn the credits I needed, but gave me opportunities to learn about educational practices in Italy and hands-on experience working in Italian classrooms. This trip exceeded my expectations in every way, and furthered my growth as a future teacher tremendously." Riley Deadwyler, Early Education Major


Group Reggio Emilia
Homestay with an Italian family who provides housing, meals, and hospitality. Host families are selected and overseen by the Reggio Lingua Center. The host families have been properly vetted and have been used in this study abroad experience for the past 10 years. All host families provide clean and safe housing environments. 


Program Costs

The cost of participation in a faculty-directed study abroad program includes academic tuition and fees related to study abroad course enrollment, a non-refundable application fee, a study abroad fee, and a program fee. For more information on what is included in your program fee, please see below.

Program Costs
Summer 2019
Non-refundable Application Fee (paid in application) $350.00
Program Deposit (paid in application) $1,325.00
Tuition & Fees (billed in iRoar)  $1,969.00
Study Abroad Fee (billed in iRoar) $192.00
Remaining Program Fee (billed in iRoar) $1,225.00
Subtotal - Paid to Clemson $5,061.00
Program Fee Inclusions
The below items are included in the Reggio Emilia Collaborative Study Abroad program fee. Please note that program fees are based on preliminary estimates and are subject to change until the program enrollment has been finalized.
  • Accommodation in Reggio Emilia
  • Excursions to Florence and Venice
  • Transportation, including from the airport and to sites in the program itinerary
  • Group dinners
  • International health insurance through CISI Insurance
Estimated Additional Expenses
The below items are not included in the program fee. Any costs not included in the program fee are paid separately by the student. These expenses will vary and are dependent on the individual applicant’s budget, needs, destination country, and spending habits. Students are individually responsible for determining which costs apply to them.
Summer 2019
Airfare $1,200.00
Books/Supplies $25.00
Meals Not Included in Program Fee $100.00
Passport/Visa $175.00
Personal Travel/Expenses $300.00
WiFi Fees $30.00
Miscellaneous $50.00
Subtotal - Additional Costs* $1,880.00
*Some countries may require immunizations and vaccinations. These costs are not included in the estimated additional costs.

Program Billing
With the exception of the non-refundable application fee and any program specific deposit(s), all program costs will appear in iROAR and will be broken out in the following manner*:
Detail Code Description Term Charge
RHAU SA Hybrid Academic Fee** 201905 $1,893.00
RRLF Library Fee 201905 $30.00
R1SL Software License Fee 201905 $11.00
RSH1 Summer School Fee 201905 $5.00
TECH Technology Fee 201905 $30.00
RSPU Study Abroad Fee-UG 201905 $192.00
SA36 SA Program Fee*** 201905 $1,225.00
*Students’ individual bills may not appear in this exact order and could include differential tuition fees based on college, department, or enrollment.

**SA Hybrid Academic Fee is based on the student’s course enrollment. If you are enrolled in courses in addition to the study abroad courses, this cost may appear higher on your individual bill. All students are billed tuition at the in-state rate for courses taken as part of a faculty-directed study abroad program.

***SA Program Fee has already deducted the application fee of $350, this balance will not appear on the iROAR bill.

Withdrawing from your Program
Clemson Abroad and our faculty directors make every attempt to create a meaningful and affordable study abroad experience for all students. When you commit to participation in a program, the program begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. Therefore, withdrawal from a faculty-directed study abroad program may result in fees related to the timeframe of your withdrawal. For more information review the withdrawal policy on the Clemson Abroad website.

Tuition and Fees and the Study Abroad Fee
All students are billed at the in-state rate for courses taken through a faculty-directed study abroad program. For an explanation of fees please see Student Financial Services. All students participating in a study abroad program are assessed the study abroad fee.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students who will be receiving financial aid during their program abroad must meet with the Financial Aid Office prior to departure. Appointments can be made online with the Financial Aid Office.

For detailed information on study abroad scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see our Scholarships page

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.