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|Who Can Apply:||Texas A&M University applicants only|
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|Program Type:||Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program||Academic Area:||Business|
|Academic College:||Mays Business School||Academic Department:||Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management|
|Language of instruction:||English, Italian||Program Advisor:||Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer|
|Housing:||Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory||Open to non-majors:||No|
|Classification:||Junior, Senior||REEP Program Type:||Departmental Exchange|
Founded in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. It was the first Italian institution of higher education in business and economics. The university is comprised of eight departments, almost 19,000 students and offers over 700 events to attend each year, involving Nobel Prize winners, world leaders, artists, scholars, and researchers.
The Department of Management works to produce and transmit knowledge of corporate governance, both intra company and inter company, as well as in stresses corporate finance, international trade, cross-cultural marketing, business law and economics.
Located in northeastern Italy, the city of Venice is a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline of Italy, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers.
Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site along with its lagoon. Historical monuments and architecture dot the city. St. Mark’s Basilica, Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, and Lido di Venezia are a few of the most popular destinations. In terms of the university, it is historical located in the Ca’ Foscari, a Venetian Gothic palace overlooking the widest bend of the Grand Canal.
- This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
- Have a classification of Junior or Senior at beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Proficiency in English or Italian
- Must obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
- Fall Semester (September to December)
- Spring Semester (February to May)
As part of the exchange program, students are open to a wide variety of courses the university offers including many courses taught in English each semester. Areas of study include finance, international business, management, and economics. Exchange students are expected to take a minimum of four classes (12 TAMU hours) per semester. The university is on the ECTS credit system with one credit corresponding to a 25 hour workload. Students may also choose to enroll in Italian language courses.
The Housing Office assists exchange students with finding suitable and affordable accommodations in a student residence or in flats or hotels which hold agreements with the university. Ca’ Foscari’s Welcome Guide provides helpful information including all the resources available to incoming international students.
One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
- CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
- ROTC and Corps Scholarships
- The Study Abroad Fellowship
- International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
Ca’ Foscari University Homepage
Ca’ Foscari University Exchange Program
Ca’ Foscari University Courses Taught in English
Ca’ Foscari University Welcome Guide
Ca’ Foscari University Department of Management
Ca’ Foscari University Housing Office
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid Page
Information Regarding Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding
Scholarship and Funding Options
Italy Travel Guide
Venice City Guide
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain
For detailed information about the exchange program at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.