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  • Locations: Ferrara, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Ferrara, Italy

Summer Abroad in Italy
June 3 - June 30, 2018

Explore Art, Education and the Development of Children
Reserve your space by March 17th for $300
Located in Ferrara, Italy, Tulane’s summer study abroad program offers courses in Education, Psychology, and Art History. A short train ride away from Florence and Venice, Ferrara is in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, regarded as Italy’s best for its cuisine. Students will also be surrounded by the region’s lush Renaissance castles, ornate churches, and the fashion and design culture of northern Italy.
 Ferrara is very close to Reggio Emilia, a city famous for innovative programs in early childhood education. Designed with Teacher Certification students in mind, the program offers firsthand training in the Reggio Emilia method via classroom visits in that city. The program is also open to students in Psychology and Art History, who can fulfill degree requirements for their majors at a reduced tuition rate while immersing themselves in the wonders of Italy.
 Students will select two (3 credit hour) courses, enhanced with co-curricular, cultural and community activities, such as visits to schools and museums and city tours.
 Students from any major and level are welcome to join the experience!
**This program is also open to the public.**

Program Cost $7,000 and includes: Select 2 courses from the list below to earn 6 credits hours.
  • All courses taught in English
  • Practical experiences
  • Housing and some meals
  • 2 - night trip to Venice
  • Day trips to Reggio and Florence
  • Scheduled visits to museums and guest lectures
  • Most Fridays are open for field trips and to explore the other areas.
*Airfare is not included as well as any additional meals
      Dr. Holly Flora
       *Pre-req not required
  • ARHS 3910: (Special Topics), Art of Renaissance Italy (3hrs)
  • EDUCO 6900: Special Topics (OR alternatively ARHS 6900 Special Topics in Museum Studies): Museum Education: An International Perspective (3hrs)
       Dr. Shannon Blady
       *Pre-req not required
  • EDLA 3160: Children's & Adol Literature (3hrs)
  • EDLA 3896: Service Learning for EDLA 3160 (20hrs)
  • EDUC 6860: Special Topics - A look at Reggio Emilia's Approach to Education (3hrs)
    Dr. Julie Alvarez
       *PSYC 1000 pre-req required
  • PSYC 3210: Child Psychology (3hrs)
  • PSYC 3200: Education Psychology (3hrs)
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed the Hotel Carlton, in Ferrara which is centrally located in double occupancy rooms.
Reception is open 24/7.
Breakfast will be provided.
Internet access is available in the main lobby area.
Payment Terms & Schedule
Please make all payments promptly. No guarantee is given if payment is not received on time. A deposit of $300.00 is due with the application ($150.00) of which is non-refundable application fee). The balance will be charged to your Tulane account.

Registration & Scheduling
Registration is complete when all application materials and payments are received. Course scheduling is arranged on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on the student's course preference list. If a student's first choice class is full, courses will be assigned from a student's alternate list of courses. Classes are limited to 10 students per class maximum.
Students are required to take and maintain 6 hours on all Tulane Study Abroad summer programs offered through the Tulane Office of Study Abroad. Students are NOT permitted to take summer courses pass/fail.
A valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens traveling to Italy. Requirements vary for other nationalities. International students should check the requirements for their respective countries. For US passport fees and instructions see the U.S. Department of State site:
It is very important that you apply early for your US passport. The Tulane Office of Study Abroad assumes no responsibility in assisting students with passports. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad if you need documentation indicating you are on a study abroad program.
Health, Safety, and Security
Students are covered by iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance plus Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Package.
The policy does not provide for trip cancellation or baggage loss.

 Accessibility for the Disabled
Tulane University is committed to making all its programs accessible to the physically challenged. Persons requiring special facilities should notify the specific program coordinator and the academic director as soon as possible (in writing). All effort will be made to accommodate but students should be aware that reasonable accommodation may be required.
 Refund & Cancellation Policy
All money will be refunded in full to any student not accepted into the program less the $150.00 application fee. The $150.00 deposit is refundable by the program deadline. If a student withdraws within 14 days prior to the start of the program no money will be refunded.
The effective date of cancellation is the date official written notification is received by the Tulane Office of Study Abroad at the address below or emailed to This refund policy applies to all students regardless of the date of application or the circumstance of the cancellation.
Students are advised NOT to make travel plans before receiving final confirmation.

This program is currently not accepting applications.