Ca’ Foscari offers a university preparatory year program through the School for International Education that is aimed at international students: the Foundation Year.
The Foundation Year is right for you if:
- upon completing high school you will have fewer than the 12 years of schooling required to enrol in a bachelor’s degree in Italy
- you want to improve your English or Italian language skills before beginning an undergraduate degree at an Italian university
- you studied in the American school system and will not have the three Advanced Placement exams required to enrol in university in Italy
- you studied in the British school system and will not have the three A-levels required to enrol in university in Italy
Language of instruction: English
The Foundation Year runs for 8 months from October until June.
The program offers a general curriculum for University preparation to all students, as well as 4 Study Tracks that aim to provide students 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 program they are planning on enrolling in.
All Study Tracks and the general curriculum are offered in English. Students are therefore required to already have a certified B1 language level (according to the CEFR).
In order to pass Foundation Year and obtain the final certificate, students must successfully complete each of the three learning modules:
- General curriculum: Modern and Contemporary Italian history, Critical Thinking and academic skills for University preparation
- Study Track: Economics, Science, Humanities or Architecture, Art & Design
- Language module: International Option (English) or Bridge Option (Italian)
Cost: € 5,000
About the School
Originally established as Italy’s first business school in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is now a multidisciplinary institution offering a wide range of study programs in economics and manage ... Read More