Italy

Childhood Education

Program Length: 14 Days
Program Price: $3,295
Cities: Rome, Fabriano, Chiaravalle, Conero, Reggio Emilia, Florence, & Pisa

This 14 day program gives students in-person and hands-on training in childhood education in 7 cities across Italy.

We will visit various schools, where students can sit in on lessons and shadow educators. This allows students to observe how Italian education is unique and this can add new education skills that they can apply back home.

At Chiaravalle Montessori, students will learn about the 100 year old successful Montessori teaching method and watch it applied in person in the classroom. Later, they will learn about the Reggio Emilia approach, which is an educational philosophy that is student-centered and relationship-driven. Both of these methods have been shown to increase learning outcomes in early childhood education, and being able to observe classrooms that utilize these techniques will expand your students’ understanding of international education that can make them better educators after graduation.

In addition, there will be opportunities in every city to learn about and experience Italian history and culture. We will visit major landmarks, museums, and hold extensive walking tours.

Programs Include:

  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 2 Traditional Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • 2 School Visits
  • Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
  • Frasassi Caves & Temple of Valadier
  • Montessori Foundation in Chiaravalle
  • Parmigiano Cheese Production Tour
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

Program Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Rome, Italy

DAY 02– Rome

  • Arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain
  • Welcome Dinner

DAY 03– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Colosseum & Forum
  • Montessori School Visit
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04– Rome

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05– Fabriano

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Fabriano
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Frasassi Caves & Valadier Temple
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Chiaravalle

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Chiaravalle, Montessori’s Hometown
  • Maria Montessori Foundation
  • Return to Fabriano
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Conero

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Hike Mount Conero, Overlooking the Adriatic Sea
  • Conero Beach
  • Transfer to Ancona
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Reggio Emilia
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Reggio Emilia Walking Tour: Piazza Prampolini, Piazza Fontanesi, & Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09– Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • School Visit: The Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 10– Reggio Emilia

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit to a Parmigiano Cheese Production Site
  • Train Transfer to Florence
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 11– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Florence Walking Tour: Duomo, Medici Palace, Piazza della Signoria, & Ponte Vecchio
  • Uffizi Museum
  • Sunset View from Piazzale Michelangelo

DAY 12– Pisa

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Pisa
  • Pisa Walking Tour
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Return to Florence
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 13– Florence

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Accademia Gallery: Michelangelo’s David
  • Train Transfer to Rome
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 14– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Rome for Home

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