The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has canceled its Study Abroad programs in Italy, England, and Costa Rica for the Summer 2020 semester.
This comes as UL Lafayette continues to monitor the ongoing situation concerning COVID-19, or coronavirus.
Students who were scheduled to travel as part of Study Abroad will receive full refunds.
The health and safety of students, faculty and staff members remains the University’s paramount concern. UL Lafayette personnel are working closely with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and are also monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department.
Summer 2020 (May 17th – June 29th)
Imagine June in Paris: open-air cafés, drinking wine under the Eiffel Tower, strolling along the Seine, visiting the Latin Quarter, and enjoying the City of Light, all while earning UL credits in a variety of subjects. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette offers an exciting six-week summer program in Paris, France. Students take three courses for nine credit hours; of which, one course (three credit hours) is the mandated Humanities course. Courses are designed to take full advantage of the cultural and historical resources of Paris and its environs. The schedule allows students to explore Paris and the immediate areas while receiving college-level instruction from knowledgeable, dedicated professors.
Through the classes offered, you might learn about the celebrated art collections at the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre, visit the glorious Palace of Versailles, or sketch or paint the major gardens and other sites of the city. You will visit the most beautiful attractions in the world along with discovering small Parisian neighborhoods. As part of every class, you will visit Paris and the surrounding areas and gain a new perspective on France and Europe. So take this opportunity to open yourself to new cultures and new ideas and to return home with a broader outlook and enriched educational experience. In addition to scheduled class meetings, excursions, and field trips, long weekends allow students to travel independently to neighboring countries in Western Europe. Optional excursions will also be available at additional, modest cost. Because Paris is a major rail hub for Europe, such countries as England, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and even Italy and Spain are within easy reach.
The program cost is $6025, plus University fees of $325, totaling $6350. A late fee of $100 will be added to your program cost after December 5th. Program cost includes tuition for 9 credit hours, lodging in two-person rooms/four to six person apartments, metro passes, museum entrance fees and transportation for program-sponsored field trips.
* Optional round-trip airfare, which includes transportation to and from the airport, is available for $1,249.
Patricia B. Mouillé
Study Abroad Coordinator/Acting Program Director
Student Union Room 136