2017-2018 Calendar

*Please note that Midterm and Final exam schedules will vary by course.  Students should not make travel plans until they have registered for courses at the beginning of the semester in Italy.

Fall Semester

Arrival Date*(no later than) September 6
Orientation**September 7 - October 7
First Group Meeting (Sede - 48 Via degli Alfani)September 7 (2pm)
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury)September 18
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Università degli Studi di Firenze)September 18
Group ExcursionOctober 6-8
Festa di Ognissanti (National Holiday)November 1
Group ExcursionNovember 11
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (National Holiday)December 8
Fall Semester Classes End (Middlebury)December 9
Fall Semester Final Exams (Middlebury)December 18-22
Fall Semester Classes End (Università degli Studi di Firenze)December 22
Winter VacationDecember 23 - January 6
Fall Semester Exams (Università degli Studi di Firenze)January 9-31
Fall Semester Program EndsJanuary 31

Spring Semester

Sede OpensJanuary 8
First submission writing evaluation, Independent Research ProjectJanuary 12
First meeting writing advisor, Independent Research ProjectJanuary 22
Orientation**February 8 - March 3
First Group Meeting (Sede - 48 Via degli Alfani)February 8 (2pm)
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury)February 19
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Università degli Studi di Firenze)February TBA
Group ExcursionMarch 10
Easter Break (Studi Umanistici)March 29 - April 4
Easter Break (Middlebury & Scienze Politiche)April 2-6
Group ExcursionApril 8
Anniversario della Liberazione (National Holiday)April 25
Festa dei Lavoratori (National Holiday)May 1
Independent Research Project submission deadineMay 21
Spring Semester Classes End (Middlebury)May 25
Spring Semester Final Exams (Middlebury)May 28 - June 1
Spring Semester Classes End (Università degli Studi di Firenze)June 1
Festa della Repubblica (National Holiday)June 2
Independent Research Project defenseJune 4-8
Spring Semester Final Exams (Università degli Studi di Firenze)June 4-30
Spring Semester Program EndsJune 30

*It is highly recommended that students arrive a few days before the arrival date so as to settle in before orientation begins.

**Attendance at orientation is mandatory; students should plan their travel accordingly.  During the orientation period students should plan to stay in their city of study for the weekend as meetings may be scheduled during that time.

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joseph Tamagni, Coordinator