Colgate’s study group to Venice, Italy focuses on the Italy’s cultural heritage and in its position within the world of modern culture.


On the Venice study group, students spend a full semester living and learning in Italy. The group is accompanied by a Colgate faculty director who teaches part of the students’ course load.

The study group’s operations are embedded with the University of Venice, giving participants the opportunity to live and study with Italian students, as well as with other international students at the university.

Academic Focus

The interdisciplinary program of study is designed to give students direct experience with Italy’s cultural past and a critical look at its present. Students will have the opportunity to study the music and art of Venice, and also to participate in first-hand research at the city’s  archaeological sites and museums. By participating in the study group, students should acquire a deeper sense of the temporal developments of western civilization as well as a better understanding of contemporary Italy.   

Affiliated Departments and Programs

The Venice, Italy study group is affiliated with the following departments and programs:

Upcoming and Recent Study Groups

Learn more about upcoming and recent study groups to Venice, Italy on Colgate’s off-campus study portal, including details about the faculty directors, dates, and more:

Colgate in Venice Study Group