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Study Economics in Venice, Italy!

A One or Two Semester Dual-Degree Exchange Program Sponsored by

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies,
Georgia State University

and The School of Economics,
University of Venice: Ca’Foscari,

The Program

Dual Degree Program
Georgia State University-Ca’Foscari exchange students can simultaneously earn a degree from each university with three years of study at Georgia State and one in Venice. Some courses of study may require additional semesters. Upon completion of the program, graduates can receive a bachelor’s degree in economics or international economics and modern languages from Georgia State and a laurea (Italian bachelor’s degree) in economics and management from the Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia.

Students will spend an entire academic year in Venice, from August/September to May/June of the following year.
The immersive experience of living in another culture is one of the highlights of this program. The Italian academic calendar allows ample time for travel throughout Europe, and the Italian cities of Milan, Florence and Rome are only a short train ride away

Exchange Program

Students only interested in the exchange can select any of the economics and management classes from the dual-degree program, as well as many other classes in other disciplines. Ca’Foscari offers classes in foreign languages, humanities, computer science and much more. Terms abroad can be spring, fall or a full academic year.


Language of Instruction: English
The program is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing. For those seeking the dual degree, the most straightforward completion is for students seeking a B.S. in economics (the requirements for this program are met while completing the courses required by Ca’Foscari). This program can also work well for students seeking either an international economics and modern languages degree (particularly with a concentration in Italian) or a B.A. in economics. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors of the Georgia State and Ca’Foscari programs.

Courses and Credit

Students will earn credits for the courses they register for and complete. Students can earn up to 18 credit hours per semester. They will register for the relevant courses at Georgia State and Ca’Foscari. The Italian academic calendar consists of four quarters during fall and spring with short breaks in between and a winter break. Courses offered in Venice cover business, finance, management, economics, mathematics, statistics and Italian. A list of courses can be found at http://unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=157789. To successfully complete the dual degree, the required courses for both degree programs must be met, but because of the exchange agreement the classes can be taken at either university.

Cost & Financial Aid

Georgia State University students participating in the exchange program pay standard GSU tuition for the semester spent abroad. The tuition paid for this program is at the instate tuition rate, regardless of the student’s state of permanent residence.

Students are responsible for the payment of their travel, accommodation, and food expenses while abroad.

Financial aid is available to help fund this study abroad program. Students are highly encouraged to apply for the Georgia State University International Education Fee (IEF) Study Abroad Scholarship Program. For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities, please view the study abroad scholarships mainpage or contact Study Abroad Programs, Office of International Affairs, (404)413-2529.

To Apply

Students wishing to apply must complete the program application on the GSU Study Abroad website: http://www.studyabroad.gsu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.SimpleSearch

Responsibility & Liability

Participants in the program must have proof of current health and accident insurance that is valid abroad. Students must also submit any health documentation required by Ca’Foscari University.  Students are also required to meet any European Visa requirements.

Students will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability/Indemnification Form in order to participate in the exchange program.

For More Information

To obtain additional information or to make further inquiry into this program, please contact the program director:

Dr. Shelby Frost
AYSPS room 656
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303

Related Links

Ca’Foscari University website:
Take a look at all Ca’Foscari University has to offer!

GSU’s Office of Study Abroad:
For general information on study abroad, including scholarships.

Venice city information:
For an array of tourist information and details about this great city!