Students registered in any Bachelor's or Master's degree programs at one of VIU's Member Universities are eligible to apply.
Exchange students are not admitted.
Application dates for the 2023 edition
April 15 - May 15, 2023
! Deadline extended until May 25.
Late applications from students who do not require accommodation will be evaluated on the basis of rolling admissions up to June 15.
Summer Sessions courses are freely open to students regularly enrolled in any Bachelor or Master's degree programs at one of VIU's Member Universities
The Summer Sessions is a credit-only program. Auditors are not admitted to the courses.
VIU Summer Sessions courses are worth 6 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Courses do not require preliminary knowledge on the topic, as they are open to students from any discipline. However, they remain challenging for students of that specific field of study.
Courses will be delivered through interactive forms of tuition (seminar papers, discussions, presentations, etc.), to foster group work and to mix nationalities and students from different disciplines. The number of students per class may vary from 10 to 20.
Each course consists of 40 hours of tuition including a virtual component that will be held before the beginning of the program (July 1-30, 2023).
The aim of the virtual component is to facilitate interaction before and after the program and strengthen the network among the participants. The virtual component may include online classes/presentations/discussions and asynchronous activities, facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork.
The in-class teaching during the 4-week program at the VIU campus will be indicatively 9 hours per week. Courses may consist of 4 classes of 2h15 sine tempore or 2 classes of 4h30 each week, for a total of 36 hours. The remaining 4 hours can be scheduled at the professors’ discretion (the virtual component, field trips, seminars, lectures, workshops, to allow students to present their research papers, etc.).
Classes will be held Monday to Friday.
All final evaluations must be completed within 2 weeks of the end of the course.
Students can register for up to two courses.
Attendance is compulsory in all courses in the Globalization Program, including the Summer Sessions. Students who miss more than 15% of a course may not be admitted to the final exam.
All absences will affect the grade in a course.
The co-curricular activities are an integral part of the learning experience at VIU as they offer students the opportunity to discover and relate to the city of Venice, its lagoon and its hinterland.
The program will include visits to Venice's cultural institutions and museums as well as interactive activities to explore and understand the lagoon.
Some examples of activities that may be organized:
- Visit to Palazzo Ducale
- Visit to the 18th International Architecture Exhibition by La Biennale di Venezia
- Visit to the Lagoon by boat
- Rowing classes
- Visit to the Lazzaretto Nuovo
- Bike tour on the Lido island
Co-curricular activities may be scheduled also on Saturdays.