International Welcome Week 
for incoming international exchange students

In order to help new international students settle in to life as part of the Ca’ Foscari community, the International Office organizes a series of institutional orientation events and social activities known as the International Welcome Week. These events transpire in the period leading up to and during the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, with the bulk of them taking place in the weeks around the beginning of classes.

If you are an international student planning or preparing to join us in Venice, read on to learn more about how the International Welcome Week can make the beginning of this adventure much smoother and more enjoyable! Also, be sure to familiarize yourself with Ca’ Foscari’s Buddy Programme, which offers the opportunity to connect with current students who are keen to lend you a helping hand.

Orientation events

One of the most useful events is the International Welcome Day, which helps you learn about essential administrative procedures and get a clearer sense of your new life as an international student at Ca’ Foscari.

Some of the themes addressed include:

  • how to complete your enrolment;
  • how to carry out essential immigration procedures, including obtaining your Italian permit of stay, health insurance and fiscal code;
  • academic and social opportunities.

You can also take advantage of in-person tours of the Economics, Humanities, Scientific and Linguistic campuses so that it is easier for you to get around.

The International Office will email new international students with more specific information about the schedule of events a month or so before the academic year begins.

Contacts and reservations

International Office - Welcome Unit
tel. +39 041 234 7575

Social events and activities

The International Welcome Week also includes some light-hearted events whose purpose is to put you and all of the other new degree-seeking and incoming exchange students in contact with one another in order to facilitate the creation of a sense of community and belonging from the very start of your Ca’ Foscari experience.

Information about the specific schedule of events for your semester of arrival and the links you need to reserve a spot for the events that interest you will be sent via e-mail about a month beforehand.

Here are some of the activities that are usually organised:

  • international student mixers with snacks and drinks
  • multilingual cappuccino breakfasts
  • dragon boat outings
  • tours of the university’s historic buildings
  • a beginner’s Italian lesson
  • a team-based treasure hunt across Venice
  • plogging
  • a board games room

…and much, much more!

Contacts and reservations

International Office - Outreach and Recruitment Unit 
tel. +39 041 234 7575

Useful links and material

Last update: 08/07/2024