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Faculty-Led Programs for Fairfield & Non Fairfield

Faculty Led Programs are an opportunity to bring the classroom to you beyond the campus borders! What's better for learning about the American Writers who used Italy as their "backdrop" in Florence, Italy for 10 days in the summer? Over the summer our Galway location hosts our “Drugs and Behavior” faculty led and our Nursing, Communication and Health Studies comparative Palliative Care team taught interdisciplinary course travels to Ireland or Italy each summer.  Keep visiting this site as programs for the 2023 and 2024 academic years will be announced in the near future. 


Faculty Led Programs can enhance your curriculum, fit into your busy schedule, work for your budget, and meet your academic needs. Program costs include tuition, housing, academic excursions, some meals and on-site transportation.

Transform Your Life by Learning Abroad.  Faculty Led programs are available
  • To all freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors depending on the level of instruction.
  • To Fairfield and Non Fairfield/Visiting students whom are in good academic and social standing at their home institution with a grade point average of a least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • To students 18 years of age or older at time of departure.
  • To Students with a passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • To Students who complete all mandatory pre-departure orientations.
2024-25 Faculty Led Options

AHST 1130 Early Renaissance Art in Florence - Princes, Painters, Popes & Patronage

January 1st (Depart from U.S.) - January 12th (Return to the U.S.)
Now is the time to make the commitment to spend your winter break in Florence, Italy, the historic "cradle of Renaissance civilization" with Fairfield University's Dr. Philip Eliasoph!! Fairfield University offers you the opportunity to earn three credits while taking a fascinating course in one of Europe's most-loved cities. Application is open until July 1st.

MGMT 4339 Family Business in Italy
Spring Break 2025 Immersion for Spring 2025 6-Week Course

This faculty-led 3-credit Management and Business elective will begin online at Fairfield University during the first half of the semester and then conclude in Florence, Italy, for seven days during Spring Break 2025. Over the course of six weeks, students will read material and take an exam on family business concepts online prior to venturing abroad, where they will examine firsthand the nature of Italian family businesses. The program fee will include roundtrip airfare from JFK, 7 nights of accommodations, all onsite transportation for itinerary activities and entrance fee to program sites. Deadline to apply is June 15th.