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MAY TERM ABROAD: ITALIAN APPROACHES TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

This Maymester program allows students interested in early childhood development a unique opportunity to explore the childhood education approaches with a focus on the Reggio Emilia Approach (REA). REA is an educational philosophy that encourages children in multi-sensory exploration and creative self-expression. In the 4-week intensive study abroad experience, participants will interact with diverse populations allowing for a greater appreciation of the way that cultural differences affect how parents and professionals work together to foster the optimal development in young children. Course has been approved for Global Cultures flag and BDP Children and Society strand.

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Sponsored by College of Natural Sciences

Course(s)

  • HDF 378K / ALD 379 - The Reggio Emilia Approach in Italy and
    NSC 119 - Maymester Seminar Italy (Spring)

Academic Information

Preference to students w/ six semester hours upper-division coursework in human development and family sciences (or child development), anthropology, education, psychology, sociology, or social work. Students from other departments may be considered as long they have upper-division standing and instructor consent.

Faculty

Taught by Professor Hallie Speranza, Associate Professor of Practice, Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Shared hotel accommodations. Please note, the program provider API requires that all participants are vaccinated prior to program start.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2023 program fee TBD. 2022 program fee $5265. The program fee includes the $500 nonrefundable deposit, accommodations, excursions, on-site orientation, welcome and farewell events, and entry fees to tours and attractions associated with the program. Program fee does not include airfare, or personal expenses.

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 6, 2023 to May 27, 2023
  • Instructional: May 6, 2023 to May 27, 2023
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application Code

355065

Program Coordinator

Erin Brown Achterhof

Additional Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Events Calendar
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Information Session

Next Step

Please see the Events Calendar link above for upcoming info-sessions! For questions contact Program Coordinator Erin Brown Achterhof: elbrown@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change