The Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Abroad
ITALY (July 16 to 23, 2022)
$3,700 per person (Including flights starting at JFK)
Information about Reggio Emilia:
The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a pedagogy described as student-centered and constructivist that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. The program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. At its core is an assumption that children form their own personality during early years of development and are endowed with "a hundred languages" through which they can express their ideas. The aim of the Reggio approach is to teach how to use these symbolic languages (e.g., painting, sculpting, drama) in everyday life. It was developed after World War II by pedagogist Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia, Italy, and derives its name from the city.
For more information, please read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggio_Emilia_approach
Day 1, Saturday July 16th, Depart from JFK to Milan
Day 2, Sunday July 17th
Arrive in Milan at 7:55am.
Transfer to Reggio Emilia by a private coach (around 3 hours drive)
Check into hotel
Explore Reggio Emilia on your own
8:30pm Welcome Buffet Dinner at Sala del Capitano at Hotel Posta
Overnight stay in Reggio Emilia
Day 3, Monday July 18th
10:00am to 1:00pm Presentation: the pedagogical, historical and cultural values of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education. The infant-toddler centres and preschools of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia
1 pm – 3 pm Break for lunch on your own, and free visit to the Bookshop of Reggio Children
3 pm – 4 pm Introduction and guided tour to the exhibitions and atelier at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre
4:30 to 8:30pm a walking tour of the city of for 4 hours with your tour guide
Overnight stay in Reggio Emilia.
Day 4, Tuesday July 19th
10:00am to 12:00pm Atelier workshop with the Atelieristas from the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre
12 pm – 2 pm Break for lunch on your own, and free visit to the Bookshop of Reggio Children
2:00pm to 4:00pm Question Time with pedagogista
Transfer to Florence by a private coach via Modena
Overnight stay in Florence
Day 5, Wednesday July 20th. Florence
9:30 start your day
Visit Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
Visit Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Walking Tour. 5:00pm end of the tour
Overnight stay in Florence
Day 6, Thursday July 21st. Florence
9:30am a 3 hours walking tour with your tour guide. Free afternoon
Day 7, Friday July 22nd, Florence-Milan
9:00am Depart to Milan by a private coach.
Free afternoon in Milan
Explore the art and architecture of Milan
Farewell Buffet Dinner at Pizzando Grigliando restaurant (Travellers’ Choice in 2021), we arranged a buffet dinner in a small room especially for the group.
Please note that COVID testing is no longer needed to enter the US.
Day 8, Saturday July 23rd, Milan-JFK
Transfer to Milan airport by a private coach for the final departure
International flight from JFK Airport non-stop to Milan
The cost of the Reggio Emilia program
Hotels with breakfast included
All transportation in a private coach
Welcome and farewell dinners without any drinks
English speaking tour guides
Cost doesn’t cover:
Any meals or drinks other than those mentioned above.
Travel health insurance
Transportation to and from JFK
Cost assuming double occupancy and availability - $3,700 per person
Cost assuming single occupancy and availability - $4,200 per person
Payment Schedule (alternate schedule may be negotiated by request of the participant)
- $350 non-refundable fee by March 15, 2022
- $1150 by April 15, 2022
- $1100 by May 16, 2022
- $1100 by June 15, 2022
Note: If an upgrade to single occupancy is requested and available:
$500 by April 15, 2022 for single occupancy
All cancellations must be received in writing. The following cancellation schedule applies:
1- 60% of the paid amount refunded 120 days prior to departure.
2- 50% of the paid amount refunded between 120 and 90 days prior to departure.
3- No refund within 90 days of the departure date.
*There may exist minor changes in program timetables and venues.
* COVID-19 related issues will be handled on a case by case basis