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.

Florence Fall 2020 (for reference)*

*The dates listed below reflect the modified, 90-day program offered in Florence only during the Fall 2020 semester.

Date  
September 7 Begin orientation remotely
September 14 Begin coursework remotely
September 20** Arrive in Florence
September 20 - October 3*** Quarantine period in Florence with remote coursework
October 4 Move in to homestays/shared apartments
October 5 Begin in-person coursework at the Sede
December 11 Last day of classes
December 14-17 Final exams
December 18** Depart from Florence

**Arrival and departure dates must be strictly adhered to to avoid over-stay and complications upon leaving Italy and the Schengen Zone.

***A 14-day quarantine period may not be required, depending on entry requirements at the the time of arrival in Italy.

Ferrara 2019-2020 (for reference)

Spring 2020

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 (for reference)

Spring 2020

Middlebury Sede Opens January 7
Arrival Date (no later than) February 8
First Group Meeting February 10 (10:00am)
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 (for reference)

Spring 2020

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

2020-2021 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $16,455
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $32,910

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,800 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Ferrara

  Spring Semester Year
Room/Board $5,635 $11,270
Books/Supplies $175 $365
Personal $775 $1,480
Travel from New York $1,050 $1,050
Visa/Residency Permit $250 $250
Total $7,885 $14,415

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Florence

  Fall Semester* Spring Semester Year*
Room/Board $4,325 $6,615 $11,870
Books/Supplies $115 $175 $270
Personal $400 $775 $1,060
Travel from New York $1,050 $1,050 $2,000
Visa/Residency Permit** $250 $250 $250
Total $6,140 $8,865‬ $15,450‬

*Please note that these expenses reflect the modified, 90-day program for the Fall 2020 semester.

**Not all students will need to apply for a visa for the modified, 90-day program.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Rome

  Spring Semester Year
Room/Board $6,960 $13,860
Books/Supplies $175 $365
Personal $775 $1,480
Travel from New York $1,050 $1,050
Visa/Residency Permit $250 $250
Total $9,210‬ $17,005

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 = $1.15.