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Study abroad and Venice Programme

Autumn 2023 - New base in Venice: Palazzo Giustinian Lolin

We are excited to announce that Warwick has a new base in Venice. Our teaching and research will now be located in the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, one of the most distinguished palaces on the Grand Canal. Its previous owners include the dancer Marie Taglioni. In the 20th century, it was the home of the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation for Music Studies. From this autumn, final students taking the Venice term in Venice will be taught here.

This wonderful late 17th century building, right on the Grand Canal, will be an amazing place for our students to study in coming years and continues the History departmental presence in Venice stretching back to 1967. We have had several homes in the city in that time but this must be one of the most spectacular and will allow us to expand opportunities for students to study there for short periods.

Follow in the footsteps of history-makers

All of our single and joint honours students are eligible to apply for a year abroad during the first term of their second year of study.

Additionally, if you choose to study Renaissance and Modern History stream of study, you will have the opportunity to spend a full term in your final year at Warwick’s teaching facility in Venice, taught by Warwick staff.

Palazzo Giustinian Lolin

The Venice Programme

While studying in Italy you will take a moduleLink opens in a new window which explores the history of Venice and its empire during the Renaissance. We explore Venice, in all its principal aspects, cultural, economic, political, religious, and social. This gives you a unique opportunity to study the history of this great Mediterranean city while living in it.

You will live in local, Venetian flats during your time in Venice, and our Venetian administrator helps to arrange the accommodation. The University guarantees accommodation on campus for final year students on their return, which means that you don’t have to worry about renting a flat in England during the autumn term.

I chose to apply to Warwick specifically for the Venice programme and it exceeded all my expectations. It truly was an awe inspiring experience throughout. For historians, the city provides the perfect base for us to uncover and explore a variety of primary sources. The chance to study abroad has helped me gain independence, internationalise my CV and experience a new culture.”

Isabella, History graduate

Spending a Year Abroad as part of your Degree

History helps us understand more about the world we live in. We encourage you to explore more of that world too on a year abroad, by developing an international approach to the study of the subject.

The places where you can study and the numbers of places do change each year: we currently have partner universities in Europe, Australia and the Americas.

Explore why you should study abroad during your time at Warwick.

"University over here (Tokyo) is very different to what I’m used to back home... Whilst different, it is no less interesting, i’m currently studying pre-modern Japanese history, Japanese development in East Asia, Public Policy in Japan and Buddhist Philosophy to name a few.

Of course a year abroad is about far more than just studying... So far I’ve made it down to the coast south of Tokyo to a place called Shimoda where I experienced an onsen (Japanese outdoor naturally warm springs) for the first time."

Sam, History and Politics (with Year Abroad)