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  • Locations: Lucca, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Rosetta Giuliani-Caponetto, Majors Eligible: ALL MAJORS
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Applicant Requirement: AU & Non-AU students may apply Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:

Summer Program in Tuscany


Auburn University is conducting an exciting academic program in Lucca, Tuscany, ItalyNo previous knowledge of Italian is required since the program offers language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced level. The specific objective of the program is to provide students with a most conducive environment to increase linguistic competence and cultural exploration. 

This Auburn University program is hosted by Fondazione Campus, an academic institution that brings together the collaboration of the University of Pisa, the University of Pavia, and the University of Lugano. Fondazione Campus specializes in academic courses in the areas of Tourism and Territory, more specifically the cultural heritage of the territory, the development of local communities, the arts, and the cultural management. The institution offers all levels of Italian language classes and a vast range of content based courses in the field of tourism and territory, art and architecture, and history of opera music.

Extensive walking, cobblestone streets, stairs, taxi/bus/metro/train, uneven walkways, housed with host family.


  • All majors are eligible to participate in this program
  • No previous knowledge of Italian is required
  • Non-Auburn (Transient) students must also apply to Auburn University ($50 fee)


Summer 2020:

  • 1 March 2020: Application deadline
  • 30 May 2020: Depart for Italy
  • 31 May 2020: Program start date in Italy (Students flying from the US should leave on May 17 to arrive in Italy on May 18).
  • 27 June 2020: Program end date


  • March 6: First half of program fee due to eBill
  • After March 13: Withdrawal less $1000 penalty
  • April 10: Second half of program fee due to eBIll
  • After April 15: Withdrawal with 50% refund of paid costs
  • April 17: No refund after this dateLA.Tuscany.ProgramImages


Participants may earn up to 7 credit hours. Italian language courses are offered at any level and students will meet with the program director as part of the application process to determine their language level. Students MUST ATTEND at least 90% of classes to receive credit. In addition to classroom instruction, students will attend lectures by experts in the field, view films, and visit museums. Students may also take the following culture or literature courses:

  • All levels of Italian Language
  • History of Italian and Classical Opera Music
  • Italian Art
  • Italian Cinema
  • Italian History
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Tourism
  • The Culture of Travel and the Ethics of Tourism
  • Tourism Industry and Tourism Distribution Channels

Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered at this program location: LA.FLL.Tuscany.PreApprovedCourses.pdf


For approximate program costs, download a copy of the LA.FLL.Tuscany.Budget.2020

*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.


Students will stay in private apartments and share double-occupancy bedrooms. There is a ratio of three people per bathroom. Common areas in the apartment include a kitchen, living, and dining room. The apartments are located inside Lucca's Medieval walls, and they are close to the faculty lodging.


Lucca, Italy

Come with us to Tuscany! Located in the stunning Tuscan countryside, the city of Lucca is rich with Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture; a tradition of music as the hometown of opera composer Giacomo Puccini; and the most amazing array of villas from the 12th to 16th centuries. The medieval city walls that surrounded Lucca are still intact and make main landmarks such as Piazza Anfiteatro, St. Martin Cathedral, the Basilica of San Frediano, the Clock and Guinigi Towers, easy to walk to. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the Botanical Garden, the tapestry and art collections of Mansi Palace, or bike along the enchanting pedestrian promenade atop the city medieval walls. At night, you can attend a Puccini concert, the Lucca Summer Festival of Pop Music, or just mingle with the locals. Close to the famous coast of Versilia and the spectacular Garfagnana Valley, Lucca is the ideal location to travel everywhere in Tuscany and in Italy: half an hour from Pisa’s Leaning Tower; an hour away from Florence; three hours from Rome; four hours from Venice.



If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page for more information.

This program is currently not accepting applications.