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UVA Architecture in Italy: Venice
Athens, Greece; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester
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Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 15-FEB-2018 25-FEB-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: Students who are accepted to this program must commit to or decline participation by March 1. Do NOT purchase flight tickets until instructed to do so by the ISO. Dates will be provided once confirmed.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
1000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Enrollment Restricted to: School of Architecture Housing: Apartment, Hotel
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty directed, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Architectural History, Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning
Program Description:

Venice has since its origins been a key nodal point in a wide Mediterranean network, a center for mercantile, artistic, and architectural exchange. By virtue of geography, it remains a natural site from which to travel North, South, East and West.

Venice is at the cutting edge of issues of great interest and relevance to architecture. It is at the forefront of hydrological and ecological management, confronting a potentially hazardous situation through radical and innovative (if controversial) means. It is also a leader in preservation, restoration, and adaptive re-use, with premier experts in the field who are available to be involved with our programs. It is a major center of the international art and contemporary architecture world, through its hosting of the art and architecture Biennale.


Seminar in Piazza San Marco

Accommodation and Meals
Accommodation is provided in a newly renovated hall of residence, a beautiful and well located former convent, furnished with amenities such as kitchen supplies and bed linens. Detailed information will be provided to students prior to arrival. Students are responsible for their own meals.


Visit to Villa Rotunda
with Guest Lecturer Howard Burns

The program is based in Venice with planned excursions and study tours to Rome and other cities in Italy. A week-long study trip to Athens is also planned. Students will stay in hotels while on study tours.


Visit to Carlo Scarpa's Tomba Brion


ARCH 4010/7010/8010: Architectural Design Research (6 cr)
ARCH 5401: Drawing Venice (3 cr)
ARCH 4201/5201: Forms and Materials of the Buildings of Venice (3 cr)
ARH 4201/5201: Art and Architecture of Venice (3 cr)
SARC 4801/5801: Italian Language and Culture (2 cr)

Course Information
The curriculum is designed to integrate seamlessly with UVA degree program requirements in Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning, Architectural History, and Historic Preservation while reflecting the vibrant and unique cultural and architectural life of the Veneto region of Italy.

All students take Drawing Venice, Forms & Materials, Art & Architrecture, Language & Culture, and a Studio course, for a total of 17 credits. The Studio course can be tailored to the needs of various programs (including Urban Planning and Architectural History).

During the spring semester, successful applicants are required to take an introduction to Italian course (beginning after the application deadline). ARH 3201 Italian Renaissance Architecture is a recommended preparatory course.

Cost & Financial Aid
The program cost and payment schedule will be available under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid. In particular, School of Architecture students are encouraged to apply for School of Architecture funding. Review the Scholarships page for additional opportunities.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Passport and Visa Information
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. The ISO will assist with the visa application process. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.

Maddalena Scimemi,, is the Program Director as well as instructor for the Forms and Materials course.

Phoebe Crisman,, is the Studio Professor and instructor for the Drawing Venice course.

Monica Shenouda,, is the Student Advisor and instructor for Art and Architecture of Venice.