Foundation Year

The Ca’ Foscari Foundation Year is a propedeutic year-long programme, designed to prepare international students for undergraduate studies at an Italian university.
It runs throughout the academic year, from October until June, and offers a general curriculum for University preparation that is taken by all students, as well as 4 Study Tracks that aim to provide students with an elementary background in the subjects they are interested in pursuing during their undergraduate studies.
Students also take a language module in either Italian or English, depending on the degree programme they are planning on enrolling in.
Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are closed. We will start the new application process for the 2023/24 academic year soon: please visit the programme's website often for any updates!

Marco Polo / Turandot

The Marco Polo and Turandot program was launched by CRUI, the Conference of Italian University Rectors.
Its goal is to contribute to reinforcing scientific cooperation between Italy and Asia and to increase the number of Chinese students enrolled in Italian universities.

The programme offers an innovative and pragmatic approach, focusing on the use of language in real communication. Core features include:

  •  in-class lectures
  •  language practice and support tutorials
  •  in-depth workshops focused on diverse language aspects
  •  Italian culture workshops and visits of museum and interest spots in Venice
  •  language learning tandem with students enrolled in Ca’ Foscari’s Chinese classes

Ca’ Foscari – Colgate

Following on from a decades-long cooperation agreement, and in the interest of expanding educational opportunities for students from both institutions, in 2018 the SIE and Colgate University formed a partnership for a study abroad fall semester in Venice.
Students from Colgate University spend a semester at Ca' Foscari taking a variety of courses to be chosen from Ca' Foscari's course offerings as well as courses taught by Faculty from Colgate.
Ca’ Foscari students have the unique opportunity to follow the courses taught by Colgate Faculty, provided they request credit recognition from their head of studies.