The program includes a number of trips in which BCA students travel as a group and conduct educational activities integrated into the “Introduction to Italian Language and Culture” and “Sustainability, Food and Landscapes in the Italian Alps” courses.
- Walking tours in the Garda region, as part of the orientation and discovery activities of the first week.
- Bolzano, the capital city of the neighboring province of Alto Adige / Südtirol, with a guided tour of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where the world-famous mummy of Ötzi “the Iceman” is preserved.
- Trento, the capital city of Trentino, with a guided tour of the state-of-the-art science museum MuSe, one of the ten most visited museums in Italy.
- A four-day residential lab at the Villa Santi Nature House, a LEED-certified restored traditional building in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, where students experience mountain agriculture and staple productions first-hand.
- Guided visits to an oil mill, a coffee roasting factory, different types of wineries, and a farm holiday enterprise, where owners and workers present their activities and offer tastings of their products.