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  • Locations: Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Alayne Wood
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 4 course credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Evolutionary Anthropology, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Italian Studies, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Theater Studies Duke Administered Program?: Yes
Program Description:

Duke in Venice is based at Venice International University (VIU), located on the island of San Servolo. VIU is an association of universities from around the world. The partners are: Boston College, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Duke University, Fondazione di Venezia, Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich, Germany), Ministero dell'Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio, Provincia di Venezia, Tel Aviv University (Israel), Tilburg University (Netherlands), Tsinghua University (China), Università IUAV di Venezia, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), and Waseda University (Japan).

Faculty from the partner universities will offer courses at VIU, all taught in English. Students will have the opportunity to take courses from all of these international scholars, and will enjoy a truly international academic experience by mixing with their European peers. Although no previous knowledge of Italian is required, it is strongly recommended that students begin study of the language before arriving in Venice. Italian language will be a required course for students on the Duke in Venice program.