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BU Faculty Led Program - Summer - Reggio-Emilia, Italy/United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom; Reggio-Emilia, Italy (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: English
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Early Child (PK-4)/Deaf and HOH, Early Childhood Education, Educational Studies
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Program Description:
Program Description:


The College of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning want to take you overseas to the Loris Malaguzzi International Center to partake in a unique practicum for education majors within the Reggio Children’s Schools in Italy as well as school visits in the UK with a play-based focus. 


Within this study-abroad experience, teacher candidates will earn three academic credits for this unique practicum experience.  ElemEd 461 Urban Practicum (3 credits)

Dates: May 17 - June 3, 2019

Program Fee: $3,500.00

Payments due to the Bursar's Office:
November 16, 2018             $   500 non-refundable deposit
December 14, 2018             $1,000 first payment
February 15, 2019               $1,000 second payment
March 22, 2019                   $1,000 final payment

Program fee covers:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations including breakfast
  • Transportation, i.e., trains and boats
  • Museum and church entrance and tour fees

Additional costs not covered by this program fee will include:

  • Bloomsburg University tuition and fees for three-credit practicum
  • Textbook costs for the practicum
  • Food costs for the two weeks, estimated to be no more than $500 for lunches, dinners, snacks, and drinks (e.g., water, soda, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Spending money
  • International Health Insurance

About Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is an affluent city of approximately 170,000 inhabitants and is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. This city is also in an area known for its world-renowned Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar. Also significant is that this is the birthplace of the famous early-childhood education pioneer, Loris Malaguzzi. He is the primary reason why this study-abroad program is being developed, as his educational theories have been producing happy, productive, and well-educated citizens in Reggio Emilia for over 40 years. Bloomsburg University teacher candidates will experience learning from the master teachers who have developed this unique approach to facilitating young children’s learning through the use of careful observations, guided lessons based upon children’s areas of interest, and infusions of the arts and play within much of the learning.


Bloomsburg University, College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning is now offering the following courses as study-abroad:

ELEMED 461/561 Urban Practicum: 3 credits – In-service seminars, hands-on learning, and actual observations within the Reggio Children’s Schools will be a part of this rich experience while one grapples with a foreign language, a diverse culture, and children from many different backgrounds.

Dr. Michael Patte and Dr. Caryn Terwilliger will supervise and facilitate this study abroad experience.

Dr. Michael Patte
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Caryn Terwilliger
Assistant Professor
Department of Teaching and Learning

Ms. Nawal Bonomo
Director, Global and Multicultural Education

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