Surely joy is the condition of life.

Henry David Thoreau

Why Bel Camino

Bel Camino is the culmination of Carla Fabian’s vast experience of, and passion for, overseas learning.  As both founder and resident director of all programs, she is involved in every aspect of Bel Camino from inception to completion, a continuity rarely found in other programs.

For someone planning a year off who would like to spend some time in Italy, someone having difficulty perhaps in discerning the differences between the many cultural immersion programs in such places as Siena, Florence, Rome and Venice, it will be helpful to know that what sets Bel Camino apart are three key elements:

  1. Our small size
  2. The week-long hike
  3. The importance we place on the inner growth of each participant

For someone planning a year off who would like to spend some time in Italy, someone having difficulty perhaps in discerning the differences between the many cultural immersion programs in such places as Florence, Rome and Venice, it will be helpful to know that what sets Bel Camino apart are three key elements: our small size, the week-long hike and the importance we place on the inner growth of each participant.