European Union

UF in Europe: Ireland, France and Italy

Cancelled for Fall 2020 in response to COVID-19 considerations.

Why study abroad in one country, when you have the option of three in one semester?

The Heavener School of Business International Programs is offering its first ever multi-country program. In collaboration with St. John’s University (SJU) the program will host students in Limerick, Ireland; Paris, France, and Rome, Italy. Students will spend five weeks in each of the cities studying with a cohort of business students from the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.

While living in each of these historic cities students will complete UF online business courses, take SJU classes in a variety of disciplines, engage with the local communities through corporate office visits, guest lectures from local business leaders and participation in cultural excursions. For the last decade, Heavener has partnered with St. John’s University to provide international education opportunities to our students and we are excited to launch this amazing three-city study abroad program this fall. Non-UF business students enrolled in an SUS (State University System) institution may also apply.

  • Country Rotation: Limerick > Paris > Rome
  • Cost: $16,437
  • Students must take 1 in-person course at each location and one or two semester-long UF online business course/s (Credits 13-17)
  • Group flights within Europe are included in the cost of the program
  • Many meals also included
  • Application Checklist for All Students

Limerick, Ireland

The city of Limerick, Ireland


  • Students reside at Pery’s Hotel, located in the historic Georgian neighborhood of Limerick City
  • Students are housed in double rooms with private bath
  • The hotel has a small on-site gym and sauna


  • Students are provided a full Irish breakfast at Pery’s Hotel, Monday through Thursday
  • Lunch is provided on campus Monday – Thursday
  • Discounted evening meals are available for purchase at the hotel


  • Proposed excursions include a trip to the Cliffs of Moher, an Irish dance class, and a visit to see a Rugby match.
  • Business-specific lectures and site visits will also be scheduled

Paris, France

The fountain in Square Louis XIII in Paris, France


  • Students live in St. John’s University Paris campus, located in the popular Saint-Germain district
  • Double rooms with in-room sinks and shared bathrooms


  • On-site cafeteria offer students breakfast and dinner, Monday through Thursday
  • Facilities also include a student lounge with microwave, toaster oven, and refrigerators


  • Students participate in weekly excursions, such as walking tours of Le Marais and Montmartre and visits to the Arc de Triomphe and Versailles
  • Business-specific lectures and site visits will be scheduled

Rome, Italy

The Forum of Trajan in Rome, Italy


  • Students reside in the historic Prati neighborhood, in St. John’s University Rome campus
  • Double and triple rooms (triples furnished with mini fridges) and shared bathrooms


  • Three fully stocked kitchens in the building allow students to cook meals
  • Students also receive €45 in meal tickets per week that can be used in restaurants and grocery stores throughout Rome


  • Students participate in weekly excursions
  • Business-specific lectures and site visits will be scheduled

The program’s partner school: St John’s University, Queens, NY

The program will be held on the Paris and Rome campuses of St John’s University, one of America’s leading Catholic universities. In Ireland, courses will be taught at the facilities of Mary Immaculate College.

King John’s Castle on the River Shannon in Limerick, Ireland

Program Eligibility

  • Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Students are required to take one or two UF electronic platform courses.
  • Students must have a valid passport.

Application Deadline

Fall: April 1st

Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and $375 deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis and may reach full capacity prior to the application deadline.


Aerial photo of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Earn 13 to 17 Credit Hours

Choose one or two online UF Business Courses (4 or 8 UF credits):

  • MAN 3025: Principles of Management
  • MAR 3023: Principles of Marketing
  • BUL 4310: Business Law
  • ENT 3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • GEB 3373: International Business
  • MAN4504: Operations Management

In Ireland

Choose one:

  • ART 1095C: Monuments of World Architecture (5 weeks)
  • ECO 1350: Impact of Migration in Europe’s Economy
  • MGT 3336: Social Enterprise Management
  • PHI 2200C: Ethics (5 weeks)
Students Gator Chomp in the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

In France

Choose one:

  • ART 1775A: Art & Architecture in France
  • FRE 1010C: French Level I
  • PHI 3000C: Metaphysics
  • THE 2810: Religions of the World

In Italy

Choose one:

  • ART 1795A: The City of Rome
  • IB 3341: International Business (equivalent to GEB3373)
  • ITA 1010C: Italian Level I
  • PHI 3000: Metaphysics
  • THE 3305: Moral Theology of the Marketplace

A complete list of courses & syllabi can be found on the St. John’s University program page under the ‘Academics’ tab.

Program Dates

Fall 2020

Cancelled in response to COVID-19 considerations.

  • August 24: UF courses begin
  • August 25: Arrival in Limerick
  • August 26-28: SJU/MIC Orientation
  • August 28: UF Drop/Add ends
  • August 31: SJU/MIC Limerick classes begin
  • September 30: SJU/MIC Limerick classes end
  • October 1: Travel to Paris
  • October 2: SJU Paris Orientation
  • October 5: SJU Paris classes begin
  • October 23-November 1: Mid-semester break
  • November 10: SJU Paris classes end
  • November 12: Travel to Rome
  • November 13-14: SJU Rome Orientation
  • November 16: SJU Rome classes begin
  • November 23: Last day to withdraw from UF online business courses
  • November 26: Thanksgiving Holiday (no SJU Rome classes)
  • December 9: Last day of UF classes
  • December 12-18: UF Final Exams week
  • December 17: SJU Rome classes end
  • December 18: Program ends – students vacate residence by 8a.m.

The start date, end date, and UF dates above are finalized, but all other dates should be considered tentative.

Estimated Program Fee

  • $17,102: Fall ’20
Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Other Estimated Expenses:

  • Meals: $1000*
  • Books and Supplies: $350
  • Airfare: $1500*
  • Personal Expenses: $2000*

* Expenses vary depending on student preferences


The currency in Europe is the Euro.

Terms of Agreement

Four gelato cones with Trevi Fountain in the background in Rome, Italy

Students assume full responsibility for the cost of the program by the following date:

  • Fall: July 1

Students on the participant list as of this date become financially obligated. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition to remove him/herself from the list of participants prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Associate Dean of the School of Business.

Pre-departure Information