UT Dallas Study Abroad in Italy and Switzerland July 2019

Schedule Info

July 1 – 5 in Rome, Italy

July 6 – 26 in Lugano, Switzerland

Host Universities are Notre Dame University in Rome and Franklin University in Lugano

Course Offerings

Notre Dame University – Rome campus (left), Franklin University – Lugano campus (right)

SOC 4396 – Sociology of Religion – The Vatican (mandatory)

Taught by Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham

Optional Secondary Courses through Franklin University in Lugano

Introductory Italian, Part 1

This course is designed for students who do not have any knowledge of the Italian language. The course provides an introduction to the essentials of Italian grammar, vocabulary, and culture. The acquisition of aural/oral communication skills will be stressed and, as such, the predominant language of instruction will be Italian.

The Fashion of Form

In this hands-on class, students will develop a personal a motif or aesthetic through which to create a series of three-dimensional forms and fashion garments. Drawing on the world around them, students will examine 2D design concepts, drawing essentials, and the use of sustainable materials as part of their process. (There will be an additional fee for studio supplies.)


UT Dallas International Education Fund

EPPS Global Engagement Scholarship

Gilman Scholarship

UT Dallas International Education Fund

Requires application and two letters of recommendation

Deadline is April 15 for Summer 2019


Applicants must be enrolled in UT Dallas courses involving study abroad or enrolled in a study abroad program that transfers credit back to UT Dallas for the semester of the scholarship and enrolled at least part-time with UT Dallas at the time of application.

EPPS Global Engagement Scholarship

$1000 scholarship to support international student travel and study abroad experiences, including but not limited to tuition and travel stipends.


Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in EPPS, have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, and demonstrate financial need

Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.


The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Rome, Italy

Week 1

The first week will include tours of Vatican Sites with art history professor, Dr. Mark Rosen, guest speakers from the Vatican along with visits to Vatican offices with Dr. Lanham.

The Notre Dame Villa

Students will stay in the Notre Dame Villa during their time in Rome. It is located just two blocks away from the Colosseum!

The Notre dame villa
Notre Dame Villa
The Colosseum, located 2 blocks away from the Notre Dame Villa

Guest Speakers

The first week will include Guest Speakers from the Vatican.

Vatican Site Tours

The first week will include Vatican Site tours led by Art History Professor Mark Rosen, PhD

Group Dinner in Rome

The Group Dinner in Rome is included in the program cost.

Group Dinner in Rome

Lugano, Switzerland

Weeks 2-4

July 6-26. 2019


Students will stay at Franklin University Residence Halls during their time in Lugano. Meals are included as part of the program fee.

Franklin University, Lugano

Classes are scheduled for Monday through Thursday, leaving your long weekends free to travel.

Pictures From Lugano


UT Dallas Study Abroad

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