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  • Locations: Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
Language of instruction:
English, Italian
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Ca'Foscari University of Venice

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Ca’ Foscari University Homepage
Ca’ Foscari University Exchange Program
Ca’ Foscari University Courses Taught in English
Ca’ Foscari University Department of Management
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
Housing and Campus Life
Ca’ Foscari University Welcome Guide
Ca’ Foscari University Housing Office
Italy Travel Guide
Venice City Guide
Currency Converter

Ca'Foscari University of Venice
Fall or Spring Semesters
Venice, Italy


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.
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student