(Updated March 12. 2012: Sorry! There won’t be a summer session here in 2012, but look for it in 2013.)
STEUBENVILLE, OH—Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its popular study abroad program in Gaming, Austria, Franciscan University of Steubenville announced the start of a summer mini-session. The four-week, six-credit program will begin May 19, and final exams will be held on June 16.
“It’s the perfect time of year to be there,” said Santi Dell’Agli, a communication arts major who participated in last summer’s nine-student trial run of the program. “In our free time, we went hiking in the mountains nearby or jumped in the creek that runs along the Kartause. It’s also a great time to travel around Europe, before the summer tourism season peaks.”
Students will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits during the session. While the courses offered will be determined by greatest student interest, Art Appreciation, enriched with excursions to Vienna, Paris, Melk, and Salzburg on weekends, is required. The $4,500 fee for the session covers tuition, University-sponsored excursions, lodging, and meal expenses for the excursions. For an additional $1,200, students can go on a 10-day pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Florence, and Venice at the end of the summer session.
The Austrian summer program is open to Franciscan University students and students enrolled at any private or public college or university. Credits are transferrable if accepted by the student’s institution. The program can accommodate up to 35 students.