PreK-12 Education in Italy Program with Professor DeAngelis

Join Professor DeAngelis in Rome, Italy during Spring Break 2025.
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Spring Break March 9 - 17, 2025

Price: $3,000 (subject to change)

First payment due November 8, 2024
Second payment due December 10, 2024
Third payment due January 10, 2025


Students should apply to the Center for Italian Culture (CIC) Scholarship in Academic Works in October 2024. Students will find out if they received the scholarship and the amount before the first payment due date.

Pending financial aid does not cover study abroad payments. Please call Student Accounts for more details at 978.665.4126.

General Education Requirements: IHIP and AIA 

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Through this study abroad program, students will develop their understanding of the structure of PreK-12 schools in Italy as well as the practices that inform the design and delivery of instruction. Italy serves as a model for other countries in the implementation of inclusive practices in public PreK -12 school settings. This program will provide students with the opportunity to identify practices present within Italian schools that effectively support all learners. Students will reflect on how knowledge gained during this experience can be applied in classroom and clinical settings within the United States. 

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Karen DeAngelis in Italy with male collegue

During the experience, students will conduct site visits at schools that serve as models for effective inclusive practices as well as meet with local teachers. Students will be immersed in Italian culture during this study abroad experience. They will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities which include visits to historical sites, such as the Colosseum, and tours of local monuments including the Trevi Fountain. Join other students for this immersive learning experience in Rome.

Students will be shadowing classrooms in Rome. Although many concepts will be translated, students should learn/practice Italian as much as possible prior to this program in March 2025. The OIE recommends sites like Duolingo or Babbel.

Sophia in front of colosseum in Italy
Student in Italy for Reggio conference

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