VENICE: Lorenzo de’ Medici
- Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
- Spring Semester - Late January - Mid May
- Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Late June
- Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Late July
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - Early October
- Summer 1 Semester - Early February
- Summer 2 Semester - February 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The LdM Venice semester program features a range of courses in the humanities and studio arts, with an emphasis on Italian language and on the rich artistic resources of the city of Venice. In accordance with LdM's commitment to ensuring students' successful intercultural interactions, students enroll in an Italian language course as well as a complement of 4 courses in English.
- Semester: Students enroll in one language course and 4 other elective courses for a total of 20 NU credits. Venice students enroll in an Italian language course complemented by courses in a variety of subjects, including history, art history, film studies, environmental studies, photography, painting, drawing, and cuisine. In all these fields, courses aim to use the extraordinary environment of Venice to stimulate students' skills, intellect and creativity, while at the same time offering them a solid grounding in the disciplines of their choice based on high-quality academic values. The focus on the unique and manifold roles of Venice is made possible by expert local professors who will guide students to discover the city's exceptional resources and opportunities. The curriculum allows students to explore how this tiny maritime republic became an economic superpower in the Middle Ages; how its breathtaking art and architecture were profoundly shaped by the Greek and Muslim worlds; or how and why the city has been a setting for some of the great works of world cinema. Students may wish to investigate the ecosystem of the Venetian lagoon as a case study in modern environmental challenges; or learn how to cook Venetian delicacies that have their roots in the city's historic role as a cultural crossroads. Venice's great artistic tradition stretches from Renaissance figures such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Palladio to the daring talents of today's Venice Biennale exhibition: students may wish to follow in the footsteps of these artists by taking studio art courses that exploit the unforgettable visual atmosphere of the city. Students can take courses within the following Schools:
- SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES - Art History, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, and Music, Cinema and Theatre Studies.
- SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS - Nutrition and Health, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media, and Photography.
- SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - Italian Language
- Summer: students enroll in 2 courses and receive 8 NU credits
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
LdM opened its newest campus in Venice in the Spring of 2009 in collaboration with Istituto Venezia. LdM Venice, or Venezia in the Italian language, offers study abroad students an opportunity to study in an historic setting in the city center's Campo Santa Margherita. Whether you traverse the narrow streets on foot or the canals via vaporetto, you're certain to find yourself transported by the atmosphere that is uniquely Venice. Istituto Venezia was founded in 1995 as the only school in Venice designed to teach Italian as a second language and as such, has a very diverse student population. The school is located in Campo Santa Margherita, an historic square in the centre of Venice. It is in close proximity to other institutions within the "university area," and is just ten minutes from bus terminal (Piazzale Roma) and fifteen minutes on foot from the train station. The square serves as a meeting place for students and residents who go shopping in the beautiful shops of the area or take a break to have a chat and drink in the open-air cafés. The school edifice is an historical building with a wide terrace. All students have free access to internet points, a self-access study room with video facilities (where they can watch films from the video collection of the school), and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 2.8
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Please note that this program requires students to take five courses. Should students choose to transfer back the fifth course, the student will be liable for an additional 4 credit overload fee ($ TBD). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution NU tuition will cover lab fees abroad, however NU tuition does not cover materials, equipment or field trips. Please consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students live in apartment-style residences around the city of Venice with other study abroad students. Meals are not included.
Venice is an extraordinarily beautiful city. Venice represents an urban landscape so rich in its lavishness that it can be overwhelming. The major sights like the basilica and piazza of San Marco are perhaps the city’s most famous. Venice’s most celebrated event is the Carnival, which occupies the ten days leading up to Lent. Another major event is the Regatta Storica, held on the first Sunday in September, an annual trial of strength and skill for the city’s gondoliers which starts with a procession of richly decorated historic craft along the Canal Grande course, their crews all decked out in period dress. Venice is also the home of the Venice Biennale, set up in 1895 as a showpiece for international contemporary art, and held every odd-numbered year from June to September. Its permanent site is located in the Giardini Pubblici.