Semester courses in English

The School for International Education offers courses on Italian history and culture in English specifically designed for exchange students at Ca' Foscari University. Each course awards 6 CFU/ECTS that students can add to their learning agreement.

Eligible students

  • Erasmus + exchange students
  • Overseas and other interuniversity exchange students
  • Double and Joint degree students will be admitted according to the provisions of each project 
  • Students regularly enrolled at Ca' Foscari who are up to date with their University fees and who have had credit recognition approved by their Head of Studies ("Collegio didattico")

I semester 2021/2022

For the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year Exchange students can take any of our English taught courses on Italian history and culture. Students can look over the course contents by clicking on the links below:

The below-mentioned courses will not be activated, as they have not reached the required minimum number of participants.

  • SIE025 - History Of Design Of Glass in Venice
  • SIE027 - The Ecosystem Of The Venetian Lagoon

Unfortunately we have also had to cancel:

Updated course information (including the schedule) for the 21/22 academic year will be available soon.

Course structure and dates

Courses will start on September 27th 2021, and will be held twice a week for a total of 30 academic hours. Exams will take place approximately between November 22nd and December 10th.

Covid-19 Provisions

For as long as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we expect to offer our courses on campus, with the possibility of following the course partially or entirely online where necessary

Students can attend face-to-face classes by booking their seat online. Online classes (if any) will be scheduled on Zoom, and each course will have a Moodle page detailing all course information, contacts, and online/offline classes and activities.

All on-campus lessons and activities are organised in safety and in accordance with the latest governmental regulations and restrictions concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.


The courses will be held online through live streaming classes and a distance learning platform.
Zoom will be used for online classes and Moodle as learning platform.

Technical requirements

Online courses are accessible by means of an up-to-date PC, notebook or tablet, a good, fast internet connection, preferably with unlimited Gigabytes, and attached microphone and webcam.
All applicants enrolling in our courses must already have this equipment.

Classroom access

Students attending lessons in person are required to book their seat through the application MyUniVE. Further information will be sent by email.

Course schedule

How to register

To register for these courses you will need to fill out the online form that you will have received by email from the Incoming Mobility office. Once you have registered you will automatically receive all necessary information about the course in early September before classes start.

Registrations are now closed.

NB: Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Last update: 23/11/2021