The semester-long program offers coursework in graphic design or painting in a city whose museums, walkways, and canals form a truly unique classroom. Unlike other art programs in Italy, in which American students only work and study with other Americans, BU in Venice is based on interaction with the Italian community of students, teachers, and artists as well as working with Boston University professors. Students profit from BU’s new center near Campo Santa Margherita, which includes studio space, classrooms, and administrative offices.
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The Padua Italian and European Studies Program offers a semester of study in the historic and lively university town of Padua (Padova) Italy, located 20 miles west of Venice. Designed for students with no previous background in Italian, the program combines a beginning Italian language course with elective coursework in English in a variety of fields. All courses are taught by local faculty either at the BU Padua Academic Center or at the University of Padua. Excursions within Padua and to neighboring sites complement the curriculum for a truly immersive experience in this historically and artistically rich Italian region. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 16 Boston University credits.
The Dublin Summer Internship Program offers eight weeks of coursework and participation in a professional internship in or near Dublin. Excursions to cultural and historical sites complement the coursework. Coursework is taught by local faculty at Dublin City University (DCU).