Dates

Dates for each site can be found below.  You can jump to your site's calendar by clicking the corresponding link here: Ferrara, Florence, Rome

To jump to the orientation schedule, click here.

To jump to program fee information, click here.

Important information for arranging travel

1) It is highly recommended that students adhere to the arrival date so as to settle in before orientation as they must attend all meetings.

2) Attendance at orientation is mandatory. 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.

3)  A detailed timetable of orientation meetings and events will be sent to students via email.

4) Please note that seminar sections, test, 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 and are aware of the calendar. Classes, seminar meetings, exams or assignments will not be rescheduled to accommodate travel.

5)The School in Italy will make the necessary travel arrangements to attend the portion of orientation held at the Sede in Florence for students studying in Ferrara and Rome.

Orientation Fall 2019

For information in Italian about the Fall 2019 orientation in Florence, click here

For information in English about the Fall 2019 orientation in Florence, click here:

Ferrara 2019-2020

Fall Term

Arrival Date (no later than) September 8
Orientation September 12 - October 12
First Group Meeting (Sede in Florence) September 12-14
Group Excursion September 13-15
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury) September 16
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) September 23
Group Excursion October 19
University Seminars Begin Week of October 21
Festa di Ognissanti (National Holiday) November 1
Group Excursion November 16
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (National Holiday) December 8
Fall Semester Ends (Middlebury) December 13
Exit Language Assessment December TBA
Winter Vacation December 23 - January 6
Fall Semester Exams (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) January 7-31
Fall Semester Program Ends January 31

Spring Term

Middlebury Sede Opens (Florence) January 7
Arrival Date (no later than) February 8
Orientation February 12 - March 14
First Group Meeting (Sede in Florence) February 12-15
Group Excursion February 14-16
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury) February 17
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) February 24
Group Excursion March 28
University Seminars Begin Week of March 30
Easter Break (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) April 9-15
Anniversario della Liberazione (National Holiday) April 25
Festa dei Lavoratori (National Holiday) May 1
Exit Language Assessment May TBA
Spring Semester Ends (Middlebury) May 22
Spring Semester Final Exams (Università degli Studi di Ferrara) June 1-30
Festa della Repubblica (National Holiday) June 2
Spring Semester Program Ends June 30

Florence 2019-2020

Fall Term

Arrival Date (no later than) September 6
Orientation September 9 - October 12
Group Excursion September 13-15
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Sede & Università degli Studi di Firenze) September 16
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Accademia d'Arte - Beginner & Intermediate students) September 30
Group Excursion October 19
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Accademia di Belle Arti - Advanced students) October 14
University Seminars Begin Week of October 21
Festa di Ognissanti (National Holiday) November 1
Group Excursion November 16
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (National Holiday) December 8
Fall Semester Classes End (Accademia d'Arte - Beginner & Intermediate Students) December 14
Fall Semester Final Exams (Sede) December 16-20
Exit Language Assessment December TBA
Winter Vacation December 23 - January 6
Fall Semester Exams (Università degli Studi di Firenze) January 7-31
Fall Semester Exams (Accademia di Belle Arti - Advanced students) February 10-29

Spring Term

Middlebury Sede Opens January 7
Arrival Date (no later than) February 8
First Group Meeting February 10
Orientation February 10 - March 14
Group Excursion February 14-16
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury) February 17
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Università degli Studi di Firenze) February 24
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Accademia d'Arte -Beginner & Intermediate students) March 2
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Accademia di Belle Arti - Advanced students) March TBA
Group Excursion March 28
University Seminars Begin Week of March 30
Easter Break (Sede) April 13-17
Easter Break (varies depending on institution and department) April TBA
Anniversario della Liberazione (National Holiday) April 25
Festa dei Lavoratori (National Holiday) May 1
Exit Language Assessment May TBA
Spring Semester Ends (Sede) May 27
Spring Semester Ends (Accademia d'Arte - Beginner & Intermediate students) May TBA
Spring Semester Final Exams (Università degli Studi di Firenze) June 1-30
Festa della Repubblica (National Holiday) June 2
Spring Semester Ends (Accademia di Belle Arti - Advanced students) June-July TBA
Spring Semester Program Ends June 30

Rome 2019-2020

Fall Term

Arrival Date (no later than) September 8
Orientation September 12 - October 12
First Group Meeting (Sede in Florence) September 12-14
Group Excursion September 13-15
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury) September 16
Fall Semester Classes Begin (Sapienza-Università di Roma) September 30
Group Excursion October 19
University Seminars Begin Week of October 28
Festa di Ognissanti (National Holiday) November 1
Group Excursion November 16
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (National Holiday) December 8
Fall Semester Ends (Middlebury) December 20
Exit Language Assessment December TBA
Winter Vacation December 23 - January 6
Classes resume (Sapienza-Università di Roma) January 7
Fall Semester Exams (Sapienza-Università di Roma) January 13-31
Fall Semester Program Ends January 31

Spring Term

Middlebury Sede Opens (Florence) January 7
Arrival Date (no later than) February 8
Orientation February 12 - March 14
First Group Meeting (Sede in Florence) February 12-16
Group Excursion February 14-16
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Middlebury) February 17
Spring Semester Classes Begin (Sapienza-Università di Roma) February 24
Group Excursion March 28
University Seminars Begin Week of March 30
Group Excursion April 3-5
Easter Break (Sapienza-Università di Roma) April 13-17
Anniversario della Liberazione (National Holiday) April 25
Festa dei Lavoratori (National Holiday) May 1
Exit Language Assessment May TBA
Spring Semester Ends (Middlebury) May 29
Spring Semester Final Exams (Sapienza-Università di Roma) June 1-30
Festa della Repubblica (National Holiday) June 2
Spring Semester Program Ends June 30

Fees

2019-2020 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $15,975
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $31,950

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,750 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Ferrara

  Semester Year
Room/Board $5,845 $11,690
Books/Supplies $190 $395
Personal $900 $1,715
Travel from New York $1,000 $1,000
Visa/Residency Permit $250 $250
Total $8,185 $15,050

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Florence

  Semester Year
Room/Board $7,095 $14,190
Books/Supplies $190 $395
Personal $900 $1,715
Travel from New York $1,000 $1,000
Visa/Residency Permit $250 $250
Total $9,435 $17,550

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Rome

  Semester Year
Room/Board $7,285 $14,565
Books/Supplies $190 $395
Personal $900 $1,715
Travel from New York $1,000 $1,000
Visa/Residency Permit $250 $250
Total $9,625 $17,925

Note: Personal expenses cover some basic necessities (local transportation, cell phone, bank fees, program-sponsored excursions, etc.) and do not include your discretionary spending (e.g. entertainment, fitness, and travel). All fees are subject to change. Exchange rate used: €1 = $1.25.