Communicate, Negotiate, Mediate

Study Abroad in Rimini, Italy: Communicate, Negotiate, Mediate

The Summer Institute is a unique opportunity for you to learn "The Art & Practice of Mediation" through an exceptional combination of venue and content
Upcoming Courses: June 4, 2017 - June 17, 2017

The goal of this 45-hour mediation course is to provide students with an understanding of mediation theory and conflict management skills. The objective of the course is to aid students in incorporating specific skills into their current career paths. It is an experiential and interactive course which will help a diverse group of students integrate skills into their prospective professions in a pragmatic fashion. Skills in mediation and conflict resolution have proven to enhance an individual’s personal and professional life.

Included in the $3,435 total program fee:
  • 3 units of academic credit
  • Hotel accommodations in Rimini
  • Cultural & and historical excursions
  • Professional certificate from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) 
Curriculum includes:
  • Conflict Theory
  • Mediation Strategy & and Practice
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Culture in Conflict Resolution
  • Feedback & and Coaching 
Special Guest Lectures:
  • Practice of Mediation in Italy
  • The European Union
  • International Negotiation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Mediator Ethics
  • Italian Language and Culture
Major Class Credits
ISCOR ISCOR 450 3 Units
Non ISCOR General Studies 450 3 Units

Applications are submitted through San Diego State University College of Extended Studies. Non-SDSU students will get SDSU credit and then transfer it to their University through a simple transfer process.

University of Bologna, Rimini, Italy

Among Italians, Rimini is probably the most famous seaside resort on the Adriatic Riviera. Located in Northern Italy, Rimini is surrounded by hills and beautiful sandy beaches, nightlife and restaurants. Dating from the 1st century B.C., Rimini's historic center is rich in monuments originating from Roman times.

Click here to visit the Rimini, Italy tourism website.

Activities will be posted soon.


There are three payments, totaling $3,435, that will comprise your total program fee: 

  1. Upon submitting your application you will pay a deposit of $942 that will go towards your total program fee. To register click here.
  2. The remaining program payment (not including tuition) of $2,028 is due to NCRC.
  3. Closer to your departure date you will register for your course via the CES Website and pay $465 for your tuition. That will complete your program payments, totaling $3,435.

To pay the remaining program payment of $2028 by credit card, please provide the student's full name and proceed to our secure shopping cart.

Student's Full Name


To pay by check, please make check payable to NCRC (National Conflict Resolution Center)


530 B Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
p. (619) 238-2400
p. (760) 494-4728
f.  (619) 238-8041
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Total program fee is $3,435. Any advertised excursions and in-country field trips may be subject to change.

Refund Guidelines

Participants who need to cancel must do so in writing to the National Conflict Resolution Center and are effective as of postmark date. A cancellation fee will be deducted from the funds collected as follows:
Received on or before TBD..........................................25% cancellation fee
Received between TBD............................50% cancellation fee
Received between TBD..............................75% cancellation fee
On or after TBD................................................................NO REFUND

Final acceptance into the program is predicated on the timely submission of the application, payment of all fees, approval of your proposed course of study and submission of all required documents.


Not included in the fee: Out-of-pocket expenses such as, but not limited to, airfare, lunches, dinners (except for Welcome and Farewell dinners), transportation to and from the hotel, transportation to and from the airport/train station, hotel room services, water sports equipment, Getting to Yes by William Ury (required book for undergraduate and graduate students).
You must have medical/accident insurance that will cover the expenses of serious illness or accident, as well as accidental death and dismemberment coverage, emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains. NCRC is not responsible for students who do not have medical/accident insurance.

Risk and Waiver of Liability
Participation in an international program that requires air and/or ground travel, as well as field trips, involves risks that may result in damage to property, injury to persons and death. All participants will be required to sign the NCRC Program Agreement acknowledging these risks and releasing the NCRC and its employees of liability.
Click the "Register Now" link to go to the login page. You will be directed to the San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Gateway. Current or previous CES students can log in with their existing SDSU RedID and password. New CES/Non-SDSU students can create a new account.