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Summer Abroad in Italy

June 3 – June 30, 2018

Explore Art, Child and Adolescent Development and Education



Reserve your space by March 17, 2018 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. **

To apply:

For more information, contact Monique Hodges, Assistant Director, Teacher Certification  or Office of Study Abroad 504-865-5339


Program cost $7,000 and includes:

  • All courses taught in English
  • Practical experiences
  • Housing and some meals
  • Day trips to Reggio and Florence
  • 2-night trip to Venice
  • 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

Select 2 courses from the list below to earn 6 credit hours:



Dr. Holly Flora

*Pre-req not required

  • ARHS 3200: The Art of Renaissance Italy (3hrs)
  • EDUC 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 required

  • PSYC 3210: Child Psychology (3hrs)
  • PSYC 3200: Educational Psychology (3hrs)


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504.865.5342