A Semester at Casa Artom

General Description

Each Fall and Spring semester, a group of approximately 20 Wake Forest students live and work at Casa Artom, the University’s Venice Campus. Students take courses in Italian, Art History, History of Venice, Economics and two other courses taught by a Wake Forest Professor in Residence that semester.


Students pay current Wake Forest tuition and housing fees to their account on the Home Campus before departure. Students are responsible for airfare, additional travel, books and other personal expenses. Several travel scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.


Spring and Fall Semesters. Students attend only one semester.



The Program Director at the Home Campus

Alessandra Von Burg, Professor of Communication, is the Director of the Venice Program, and would be happy to answer any questions: beaslea@wfu.edu

General Information About the Courses Offered at Venice Campus

Seven courses per semester are offered at Casa Artom: two taught by the Professor in Residence from the Home Campus and five other courses given by local professors.
The courses taken during the semester programs in Venice are part of the Wake Forest curriculum and are evaluated as such. All classes are taught in English, except the Italian language courses, which are taught in the target language. Descriptions are available from the university bulletin. Local professors are provided with a description of grades published in the Wake Forest undergraduate bulletin and use the American grading system. The grades are reported to the Office of the Registrar.

The Professor in Residence

Each semester a different Wake Forest faculty member serves as the Professor in Residence. She or he teaches two courses, lives at Casa Artom with the students, remains with the group throughout the length of the program, and is available to assist, advise and attend to students and their concerns during their stay in Venice.