Family Program in Italy 2024

A unique piece of Italy in the heart of Europe. | July 2-10, 2024

OVERVIEW

The program will be run by Dolomit, Amizade’s trusted partner in Italy, which specializes in learning experiences in the Dolomites area of Northeastern Italy. Families will join local volunteers and NGOs in service projects and have the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural landmarks of the region.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • April 15, 2024: The last day to register. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to complete registration.
    Early bird special:
    Register by April 1, 2024 for $200 off the total program fee!
  • May 15, 2024: Mid-payment – 50% of program fee due
  • June 15, 2024: Final payment due
  • July 2-10, 2024 : Program dates

Program Logistics

We suggest to use the Venice Airport for inbound and outbound international flights. After orientation on the first day of the program, families will have the opportunity to join the local team to work on service-learning projects for several days. The program also includes excursions and cultural activities, such as mountain hikes, visits to museums and local farms, and day trips to nearby cities. Families will have a free day on Sunday to explore or relax. Thanks to the efficient public transportation system available in Rovereto, travel isn’t difficult (buses to all main destinations in the region, trains to the rest of Italy, Austria, Germany, etc.).

About Trentino

Trentino is an Alpine province in Northeastern Italy, a few dozens miles from the Austrian border. It is an environmentally and culturally diverse region, rich in water (lakes, rivers, streams) and forests, and with a multilingual society, thanks to a strong German influence and the presence of older and newer immigrant communities. Trentino is renowned for its long tradition of cooperation and social activism, and is an ideal place to explore the complexity and the charm of European cultures.

Families will be based in Rovereto, a town of 40,000 inhabitants with a lively cultural and social life, and ideally located to discover the rest of the region.

Accommodations

Families will be hosted at local small hotels or short-stay apartments, and most meals will be provided. Hot water and wifi are available. If someone in your group prefers a single occupancy room (for an additional fee), please let us know.

Service Project

The program is built in collaboration with the local non-profit organizations La Foresta – Community Academy and Brave New Alps, both active in the fields of social inclusion, environmental protection, education and cultural entrepreneurship. Families will join a project that aims at promoting active involvement and social integration of young residents of Rovereto and neighboring towns through co-designed, creative outdoor activities, favoring new links and exchanges between urban areas and mountains.

Who is this program for?

This is a program for families who enjoy being active in the outdoors and exploring together. This is a program with a lot of movement, so we suggest that children be at least 8 years of age. However, this is only a suggestion, and we look to parents to make the final decision.

PROGRAM ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Day 0 | July 2
– Arrive to Venice and transfer to Rovereto
– Arrive to Rovereto, orientation, introductions, and welcome dinner

Day 1 | July 3
– First day of service learning in Rovereto

Day 2 | July 4
– Service learning in Rovereto  

Day 3 | July 5
– Group excursion to Trento. Guided tour of historic center, visit science museum MuSe or Buonconsiglio Castle *Lunch not included

Day 4 | July 6
– Group excursion to Verona. Guided tour of historic center, visit the Roman amphitheater
*Lunch not included

Day 5 | July 7
– Free time (Sunday)

Day 6 | July 8
– Service learning in Lavarone and the surrounding area, with built-in visits to local attractions

Day 7 | July 9
– Service learning in Rovereto and the surrounding area
– Goodbye party

Day 8 | July 10
– Departure from Rovereto

REGISTER NOW

Register now to secure your spot for our Family Program in Italy!

Registration deadline: April 15, 2024

Early bird special: Register by April 1, 2024 for $200 off your total program fee! 

 

Interested but have some questions before you register? Please reach out to Italy site liaison Nick Grimes: nick.grimes@amizade.org.

INFO SESSIONS

Sign up for one of our info sessions to learn more about the program and get answers to your questions. Info sessions are free to attend and open to anyone.

Info session dates:

• Thursday November 30th @ 12PM ET

AMIZADE’S CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES

If your trip must be canceled prior to departure, please contact our office as soon as possible. Deposits are nonrefundable. The remainder of your refund will be determined by the date and conditions of your cancellation as follows. 

  • Individuals who send a written cancellation notification to the Amizade Office before May 1, 2024 will receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable deposit.
  • Individuals who send a written cancellation notification to the Amizade Office between May 1 and May 15, 2024 will receive a 50% refund of the mid-payment (exclusive of the nonrefundable deposit).
  • Individuals who send written cancellation notification to the Amizade Office on or after May 16, 2024 will not be guaranteed any refund. Amizade will work with the community partners on if/how much of a refund may be possible.

If Amizade cancels a program before the program start date for any reason, we will issue a full refund for the program fee and the deposit.

Amizade requires a minimum of 6 participants to run this open group program. If the minimum number of participants is not met, Amizade will notify all participants by April 19, 2024. We advise against purchasing non-refundable airfare before April 19th unless otherwise notified. 

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