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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has canceled its Study Abroad program in Italy 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 to Italy 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)

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.

2020 Italy Courses


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 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, is available for $1,320.


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