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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; London, England, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Rome, Italy;
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotel
Academic Courses: CEM, CEM w/ LAB, HON, MUS, PSY, PSY w/LAB, WEL Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Program Type: Faculty Led Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009 Program Fee: $7500
Program Description:

Belmont in England, France & Italy



Belmont students in FranceThe Art of Living Well Via Culture, Cooking and Cardio

“The Art of Living Well Via Culture, Cooking, and Cardio” is an interdisciplinary Maymester initiative that brings together opportunities to study chemistry (with a lab), music, psychology (with or without lab), and wellness .Following two on-campus class days, students and faculty will depart Nashville for Italy on Tuesday, May 7. We will arrive in Rome May 8 and tour the Vatican and enjoy the taste of Testaccio food walking. We will enjoy time in Sienna which includes a pasta making class and a pilgrimage walk. Students will have to option to visit Florence or Pisa in groups (cost not covered by program fee) .Next, we will enjoy a coach ride along the French Rivera to Grasse, France where we’ll make our own perfume. Afterwards, we’ll travel to Aix-En Provence where we’ll enjoy painting class, a nature walk, and picnic. We’ll enjoy a dinner cruise off the coast of Marseilles. We’ll train to Paris where we’ll enjoy cooking classes on the Seine, the fat tire bike tour, and all that Paris has to offer. We’ll take the EuroStar to London where we will have another cooking class at Waitrose. We’ll conclude our time in this vibrant global city. This program is physically intense with highly scheduled days that include class time, walking (often 35,000 steps per day), tours. Museum visits, eating, and singing. We have added three days to our typical itinerary=students will have open days where they have options to add tours or visits for example a day trip to Normandy (cost not covered by program fee).
  • Harlaxton Manor
  • London Cooking class
  • West End Tour
  • Fat Tire bike tour
  • Cooking classes at La Cuisine
  • Tours of the Louvre and D’Orsay
Photo of ItalyITALY
  • Two days in Florence
  • Academia and Uffizi museums
  • Taste of Testaccio food walking tour
  • Coliseum – Rome
  • Vatican
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in England, France and Italy. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.

MUS 2950: The Musical Experience:  Singing our way through England, France & Italy: (3 hours)
PSY 2950: The Art of Living Well: The Science of  Positive Psychology in Italy and France Non-lab science, 3 hours credit, counts toward a PSY major or minor elective.
PSY 1950: The Art of Living Well: The Science of  Positive Psychology in Italy and France Lab science, 4 hours credit, counts toward Bell Core.
CEM 1950: From Barbecue to Crème Brûlée: Exploring the Chemistry of Food & Cooking in Three Countries: Gen. Ed. Science Equivalent, 4 hours credit, includes lab or CEM 1950: Gen Ed Science Equivalent, taught as an LCC, 4 hours credit, includes lab or HON 2950:  Analytics: Science Models: Honors Science Equivalent, 4 hours credit, includes lab
WEL 1950: The Practice of Living Well: Wellness in Europe: 2 credits – equivalent to WEL 1600
WEL 1950: The Practice of Living Well: Wellness and Cardio in Europe: 3 credits – equivalent to WEL 1895
WEL 2950: The Practice of Living Well: Cardio in Europe: 1 credit – equivalent to WEL 2001
WEL 1950: The Practice of Living Well:  Wellness and Cardio in Europe: 3 credits – equivalent to WEL 1895. LCC with CEM
WEL 1950: The Practice of Living Well:  Wellness and Cardio in Europe: 3 credits – equivalent to WEL 1895. LCC with PSY
LCC available ( CHEM 1950 and WEL 1950 or PSY 1950 and WEL 1950)

Photo of FranceONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $7,500: 
 This fee will include travel, housing, museum entrances and guided tours, excursions, and about half of the meals.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Additional meals, course texts, personal spending.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 


Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Mimi Barnard • FIDELITY 204

Dr. Kimberlee Entsminger • JAAC 4004

Dr. Marnie Vanden Noven • SPORT SCIENCE BUILDING 1A

Dr. Deen Entsminger • WILSON MUSIC BUILDING 207

Dr. Wayne Barnard • MCWHORTER 417

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.