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The Study Abroad Office is planning and recruiting for the 2021 faculty-led summer programs. With COVID-19 still being a concern, the University will follow the guidance of the State of Louisiana and the CDC regarding international travel. The health and safety of our students and faculty remains our top priority.


Summer 2021

Program Description

Spend six weeks this summer living in the midst of and learning about Italian culture with our Florence, Italy UL Lafayette Study Abroad Program.  Students take three courses for nine credit hours; of which, one course (three credit hours) is the mandated Humanities course. Students will also tour the astonishing cities of Siena and San Gimignano (a hilltop town with medieval towers) and spend a weekend in Rome touring St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Vatican Museum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the Colosseum as well as other sights in this historic city.  You may also participate in optional excursions to destinations such as Pisa, Venice, and Cinque Terre, five villages perched along the cliff sides on the Mediterranean Coast.

The program cost is $5999, plus University fees of $325, totaling $6324. A late fee of $100 will be added to your program cost after December 15th. Program cost includes tuition for 9 credit hours, lodging for six weeks in furnished apartments with kitchens located in the city center of Florence, the field trips in Tuscany mentioned above, transportation to and from Rome, lodging in Rome, admission to Florence’s state museums (such as the Uffizi, Pitti and Academia) as well as many of the city’s palaces and churches. Students will be responsible for their own meals during the program (an additional meal voucher program is available). Optional round-trip airfare, which includes transportation to and from the airport, will be made available at a later date. 

2021 Italy Courses


Mr. Brian West, Site Director
Department of Computing and Informatics
Oliver Hall Room 207
(337) 482-5243

Patricia B. Mouillé
Study Abroad Coordinator/Acting Program Director 
Student Union Room 136
(337) 482-5438