REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY | summer quarter
Study in Reggio Emilia to learn while enjoying life in a charming mid-sized city in north-central Italy—home of one of the highest qualities of life in Italy and many say the country’s best food. With fewer than 200,000 inhabitants and an award-winning university, Reggio Emilia is a perfect location for students looking to immerse themselves in Italian culture away from crowded tourist destinations. This city of Roman origin, where the Italian tricolor flag was born, is rich in history, culture, and tradition. It also as a community has a strong commitment and interest in the outdoors which you can enjoy by riding a bike on the city’s 141 kilometers of bike paths or enjoying some of the city’s 31 parks.
You can take courses in health, education, communications, and Italian Studies. Through a variety of field trips, you will have firsthand exposure to the history, food, culture and beautiful natural surroundings of the city of Reggio Emilia and the region of Emilia-Romagna. In addition to various high-quality courses taught by local and international professors, the program includes field trips and local visits in the city and neighboring towns, countryside, coast, and nearby sites of unique interest.
The region of Emilia Romagna lies between the river Po, the longest in Italy, to the north, and the Apennine mountains to the south. It is considered one of the most fertile regions in Italy due to its relatively mild climate influenced by the air from the Adriatic coast. You can experience four distinct seasons in this area, from snowy cold winters to lovely warm summers. Those who love to ski and hike will find the mountains very close by; while those who love the sun and sea will enjoy the longest beach in Europe on the Romagna coast in towns like Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica, known as the Romagna Riviera. Wellness spas and thermal baths are also found in this region.
Summer II: Early to Late July
- Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
- Are enrolled in a degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
- Have a preferred grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.
When you apply for a USAC Program, a coordinator for the program from USAC will reach out to the Edmonds College for approval. Our office will require an advising appointment if you have not had one yet.
Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in, an Edmonds College study abroad program.
Summer II: Application Here (Due May 1)
NOTE: Edmonds College will NOT be able to approve any other USAC programs that are not the above terms due to incompatability with our quarter schedules.
Courses will vary depending on the term. Find the page for all course information here.
- Italian Language
- Italian Studies
- Courses with USAC and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
- Field trips to places like Acetaia, Auto Facilities like Lamborghini, Bologna, Modena, Parma, a Parmesan cheese factory, Reggio Children Center, and Verona
- Cultural Immersion opportunities like language exchanges, clubs, Italian student life groups, meeting local families
- Class visits like Reggio and Montessori headquarters, hospitals, nursing homes, museums, local mosques, film festivals, and factories
- For an additional fee: Tours and Field Studies to Ravenna, Remini, San Marino, Lago di Garda, Sirmione, Mantua, and Verona
Most students share private apartments with 2-5 other USAC students. The apartments are modestly furnished with double occupancy rooms. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee but cannot be guaranteed.
Occasionally there may be the opportunity to live with local Italian singles, students or families. However, this is a limited option, and availability can’t be gauranteed.
PROGRAM FEES: For 2022 Below
- Tuition and fees
- Apartment (shared room)
- USAC prearranged housing placement service
- Housing between summer sessions (for students enrolled in both sessions)
- Personalized pre-departure advising
- Visa guidance
- Parental support and advisement
- Scholarship advising and assistance
- Transcript assistance
- Student health insurance
- Group flight airport pick-up (subject to availability)
- Mandatory on-site orientation
- Host university student ID card
- 24-hour local emergency staff support
- Program-organized field trips
- Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
Does Not Include:
- Individual flight if you do not apply to the group flight, or it is not avaialble
- Personal expenses (souveniers, etc.)
- Textbooks and class supplies
- Visa, if applicable
- Passport, if applicable
- Local transportation, transportation to and from program site (metro pass, etc)
- Required travel insurance