Program Dates

Spring 2021 Dates

Programs that include classes at local universities may have different teaching, break, exam periods, and program end dates. Some dates may be subject to change pending publication of the local university academic calendar. Students receive a detailed program calendar upon arrival abroad. Use this guide [PDF, 361 KB] for information on how to look up academic and financial deadlines for classes once you are registered and your class schedule is reflected in MySlice.

Pre-arrival programming: 

  • January 11-22 – Mapping Italy (required 1-credit online course)
  • January 18-29 – Florence semester courses meet online for several sessions
  • February 3 – required online orientation

Arrival in Florence: February 11

Required orientation in Florence: February 11 and 12

Classes begin on-site: February 15

Semester break: March 22–26

Final exams begin: April 26

Program ends: April 30

Optional Signature Seminars: April 29-May 9 (students need to leave Italy on May 10)