Opera in Italy

(This program is not being offered summer 2014.)

Program Information

4 - 28 July 2013

Please see Operafestival di Roma's website for further information.


Students will pay fees directly to Operafestival di Roma.

Academic Credit

Students interested in recieving academic credit for their participation through The University of Southern Mississippi will be charged the cost of tuition: $1,056 for four hours of undergraduate credit in MUS 499 or $1,408 for four hours of graduate credit in MUS 599. Students are also required to purchase an international student identification card (you will do this within the online application). The cost of the card is $25.

Tuition will be charged to the students accounts and may be paid in the Office of International Programs. Until you have been invoiced within your online application (see the tab that says "Invoices" at the top of your screen after you log in to your account) we cannot accept payment.

Payment for the ISIC card should also be paid to the Office of International Programs.

Payments can be paid by card, check, cash, or money order.

You may mail payment to: The Office of International Programs, 118 College Drive #5069, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 or phone 601-266-4344 with a credit card.


Students must be auditioned and accepted by Operafestival di Roma before applying Southern Miss credit.

Southern Miss' requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing.

Financial Aid

Degree-seeking, Southern Miss, students who are accepted for participation may apply for financial aid if they meet federal requirements for a guaranteed student loan.

Students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a 2012-2013 study abroad financial aid application from the university's Financial Aid Office.

Summer Pell Grants, faculty/staff dependent scholarships, faculty/staff tuition waivers, and graduate assistantships are also accepted. Students are advised to begin the financial aid process well in advance of these deadlines.

Consortia univerisity students and other non-Southern Miss students must apply for financial aid through their home institution. However, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Programs, 601.266.4344, at Southern Miss for assistance.