Study Abroad

Department of Art Study Abroad in Europe

Experience the world with our unique educational and cultural opportunity. Quality tours and excursions, fascinating history, excellent museums, cathedrals, villas, excavations, scenic beauty, great food, unique shopping and time for personal exploration, all combine to make this an adventure you will remember for a lifetime.

The Nicholls State University Department of Art has conducted annual European Study Abroad summer programs for the past 15 years. Departing in early June, the traveling group visits a different area of Europe each year. College students of all disciplines, high school juniors and seniors and interested adults are eligible to participate in the program.

Our trips are designed to provide travelers with quality excursions and tours, long enough to fully appreciate the cultures and areas visited.

Study Abroad 2017



All trips include round trip airfare, first class and superior tourist hotel accommodations, ground transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches, professional tour directors, expert local guides, guided tours, meals, excursions and entry fees.

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Courses for credit have been specifically designed for completion in conjunction with a foreign travel experience. College credit is available for college students, graduate students and high school seniors and juniors. Up to six hours of college credit may be earned in:

  • ART 180 Monuments and Collections
  • HUMA 204 International Humanities
  • ART 385 Directed Study in Art
  • ART 485 Topics in Art
  • HUMA 405 Topics in International Humanities
  • Art 501 Directed Study Abroad



Euro-American Tours specializes in custom designed travel programs and has a 35 year reputation of quality and dependability. They assist us in creating itineraries that are educational, safe and fun.


Each tour is accompanied by a professional European tour director, who has in-depth knowledge of the countries included in the tour. Tour directors are full time, multi-lingual and travel with the group for the entire duration of the tour.


Department of Art faculty members with extensive travel experience accompany all trips. Professor Jean Donegan, Presidential Teaching Award recipient, shares her knowledge of the artistic, historic and cultural aspects of the countries visited and plans all itineraries.

Photography Professor, Deborah Lillie, brings her well rounded background in foreign travel to make sure you take home great pictures from your adventures!


If you would like information about this year’s trip, we will forward our itinerary and registration materials promptly upon your request. E-mail Jean Donegan.


The program’s quality and value keep travelers coming back for more. More than 30 percent of our participants on each trip over the past five years are repeat travelers.


“This trip was nothing short of amazing. I enjoyed it more than other trips to Europe I have taken in the past, and I think that has to do with the amount of time we spent in each country. It is much easier to get the feel of a country when you take time to do an in-depth study of it.”

-E. Guidry

“For what I paid to see all this, I got my money’s worth 20 times over. I will remember the Prado for the rest of my life.”

-R. Boudreaux