Venice Student Travel/Schools
ABOVE: An American university
student makes friends with Venice's pigeons.
Young people from ages 14 to 29 get discounts on food, lodging,
transportation, and sightseeing attractions with this card. The price is
only a few euros, and it's available at any Hellovenezia ticket counter or
Venice Tourist Office information center.
The Ostello Venezia is a bargain (except for the waterbus fare), and our
directions make it easy to reach.
Also see our
Hostels / Convents / Camping
page for information on religious hostels that offer low-cost rooms and
dormitory beds to visitors during summer.
Schools and Academic Programs
Orsoni Mosaic Courses
Learn mosaic technique or portraiture at a studio run by an
internationally-renowned glass foundry. (Courses last from 3 to 14 days, and
you can book a room at Orsoni's own B&B.)
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The largest academic institution in Venice has faculties scattered around
the city. You can take guided tours of
Ca' Foscari, the university's
headquarters palazzo on the Grand Canal.
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia
This school in Venice's Santa Croce neighborhood offers spring,
semester, and year-long academic programs.
VIU is a consortium of seven universities, the Fondazione di Venezia, and the Province of Venice. Its education and
research facilities are on the small lagoon island of San Servolo.
University Residential Study Center
Each spring and fall, twenty Wake Forest University students live and learn
for a semester in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. In the summer, the
WFU School of Law and the University of Venice offer a comparative law
program. (Note: This site changes URLs from time to time without warning, so it
may not be working when you click the link.)
This language school in Venice's Campo Santa Margherita offers classes and
individual tutoring throughout the year. (The school also has a branch in
Learn Italian by total immersion in Grado, a coastal resort just 60 miles from Venice. Each
summer class has a maximum of six students, and the school director is an
Italian who is completing her Ph.D. at Yale University.
Parlo con Carlo
If you're looking to learn conversational Italian and can't afford
to live in Italy, ask Carlo Pescatori--a former chemist who resides in
Venice--to deliver live
lessons via Skype. (Carlo also rents three
vacation apartments in the
building where his family lives.)
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