April 2019 International Study Tour to Reggio Emilia

Dates: Sunday 7 to Friday 12 April, 2019


Category: Study Tour

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Registrations have now closed

Program Description

The study program will commence on Sunday 7 April at 10.30am with a meeting of the Australian delegation at the Astoria Hotel. There will be a guided walking tour of the city provided by the Friends of Reggio Children in the afternoon.

The program will continue on Monday 8 April at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, which is within walking distance from the Astoria Hotel. The program concludes on the evening of Friday 12 April.

Lectures will be in either English or Italian. An interpreter will be available whenever the Italian language is to be used.

The study program fee will include:

  • Presentations by, and meetings with, teachers, pedagogistas, atelieristas, parents and administrators
  • Visits to pre-schools and infant toddler centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia
  • Visits to exhibitions
  • Five lunches, all coffee breaks and a farewell afternoon tea

Travelling to Italy

Delegates are to make their own travel arrangements. The Study Tour Leaders will be traveling with Qantas and Emirates Airlines arranged through DQ International Travel Service. Departure is available from all Australian capital cities on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and travel via Dubai (where delegates can meet up) and then on to Bologna.

If you are travelling independently it is recommended that participants arrive no later than Saturday 6th April 2019.To contact DQ International Travel Service, please call Damian Quirk 03 9614 4588 or email. Damian is also able to organise travel with other airlines and incorporate other travel arrangements and tours. When deciding how best to book your travel, please consider that booking through a travel agent means that any issues that may arise before or during your travel will have the assistance of an agent. Without a travel agent, you are on your own.

The cost of the 2019 Study Tour is $2995.00AU

This cost includes visits to schools, local bus travel to schools and other venues, meetings, presentations, Reggio Children farewell reception, morning and afternoon teas, interpreters, insurance against damage to schools, and printed materials. International delegates are also required to pay a 20% tax to the Italian Government for professional learning undertaken in Italy. The tax was introduced in 2009 and is included in the fee. This fee also includes pre-tour readings, meetings, as well as costs associated with providing two Australian Study Tour Leaders, and general administration costs of the study tour.

N.B The fee is an all-inclusive cost to all participants and cannot be altered for not participating in some of the components, e.g. land transportation, etc.

N.B It does not include accommodation, airfares, insurance, transfers or other associated costs.

The demand for places is high, and places will be allocated on receipt of your registration form and deposit of $995.00AU on a first come, first served basis. No exceptions are possible. Registrations will close on 30th November 2018 or as soon as all places are filled.

Please click here to download further information about accommodation, travelling to Reggio Emilia, day trips to Florence and Venice and farewell dinner.