The Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome

The Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome

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Program Organization

  • 3-week journey following the pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome passing through France to reflect on medieval ideas, art and culture while walking 10-20 miles daily, June 14, 2020–July 5, 2020
  • IU Bicentennial Alumni Reception in Paris on June 19, 2020
  • Program director Shannon Gayk, Department of English and Medieval Studies Institute and a graduate assistant
  • 14-18 IU students
  • IUB College-Administered Program

Academic Program

  • 3 credits of ENG-X395- From Pilgrimage to Grand Tour or MEST-M 390 (Studies in Medieval Culture


Pilgrim hostels or small hotels


You may apply if you:

  • Are an undergraduate degree candidate making normal academic progress
  • Have completed at least one semester at IU
  • Have a 3.0 GPA
  • Are able to walk 10-20 miles daily in sometimes rough terrain

Note: Some familiarity with French or Italian will be useful but not required.

Estimated Costs

  • Fees paid to IU* (room, some meals, in-country transportation, excursions, health insurance)
  • $2000 + IU tuition

*Fees include special subsidy provided by the Office of the Bicentennial

Note: Airfare, personal expenses additional. Scholarships are avaliable.