Reggio Emilia, Italy ~ International Adapted Physical Education

Summer 2022 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

Travel Dates: June 3–July 1, 2022. There will also be online and face-to-face meetings prior to travel. See course syllabus.

Faculty: Carli Ross [ Bio ]

Academic Credit: Earn 3 units of academic credit. [ Course ]

About the Program

Reggio, ItalyThis program allows students to participate and engage in an adapted physical education camp, including adventures with hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, and much more! Work hands-on with teens and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Students enrolled in this course will have an opportunity to work with teens, young adults, and teachers in the context of a different country. The focus is on promoting physical activity and sport to individuals with disabilities. Students will plan and implement a variety of physical activity lessons for students from a different country. A “universal design” to instruction will be implemented to ensure students of all abilities and languages will be included.

Health & Safety During a Global Pandemic

Health and safety are our highest priority. CSU system policy requires that all students, staff, and faculty who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus), including study abroad programs, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Complete details and resources can be found on the Study Abroad site.


Total Program Fees of $4,450 includes:

  • Academic Course Fees (3 units): $900
  • Program Fees & Foreign Travel Insurance: $1,850
  • International Airfare (estimate): $1,200
  • Other (meals, excursions, etc.): $500 

Note: Unexpected and urgent expenses may arise while abroad.

Academic Credit

This program offers three units of academic credit, allowing you to make progress toward your degree. Once your final fee payment has been made, Professinal & Continuing Education will enroll you in the following classes:

KINE 589: Internship in Kinesiology, 3 units, ( Syllabus )

Program Faculty

Carli Ross, Kinesiology Lecturer at CSU, ChicoCarli Ross is a lecturer in the Kinesiology Department at California State University, Chico where she received her credentials in Physical Education and her masters in Adapted Physical Education. She teaches a variety of classes for the department, focusing on Adapted PE, Physical Education/Teacher Education and activity classes. She is the coordinator for both the BEWEL (an adapted PE service learning program for adults with physical disabilities), and Autism Clinic. Carli loves to experience cultures first hand, and has traveled around the world teaching and taking classes. When she is not traveling, Carli enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking, yoga and spending time in the water on her SUP board. Contact: