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Linguistic and Cultural Mediation (Bachelor's Degree)

Ca’ Foscari University of VeniceVenice - ITALY

Field(s) of study: Humanities, Languages
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 1 844 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Jan
to
Dec

Available slots: 

Available spots: 77
Places available per academic year: 77

Program Language

  • Italian

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 

September

Level of entry: 

A Level

This Bachelor's degree programme has a professional approach of English and Spanish with specific language courses as well as negotiation, translation and linguistic courses. It provides you with an interdisciplinary approach including international law, business economics, and courses on cultural and institutional characteristics of English and Spanish speaking areas.

Thanks to the skills and knowledge you will gain you will be able to apply as a linguistic consultant, translator, interpreter, dealing with external relations or supporting the international development of an institution.

 

This Bachelor's Degree Programme is characterised by a technical approach to the study of languages and to oral and written mediation.

The programme includes linguistic-cultural courses, including: liaison interpreting in the two main languages (English and Spanish); elements of international law and business administration.

The degree programme is based on innovative teaching methods, including the use of language and IT laboratories. As for linguistic courses, attendance is compulsory. Moreover, during the third year of study, it is mandatory to study abroad for a semester at one of our Spanish partner universities. Scholarships for graduates will be available in Spain (Tandem Escuela Internacional de Madrid).

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.

Knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.

The degree exam consists in preparing a paper/thesis, evaluated according to methods similar to those of written exams but not in the presence of the student. The supervisor may require an oral discussion of the paper/thesis, in case he/she considers it to be necessary.

 

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Bachelor's degree graduates may work as interpreters, experts of commercial relations with domestic and international markets, translators, tour guides, cultural mediators and linguistic mediators in schools.

Below are some sectors in which the Bachelor's Degrees can provide a professional outcome:

Communication and Public Relations:

  • Responsible for public relations at Italian companies and businesses operating abroad
  • Responsible for public relations and embassies in Italy and abroad
  • Linguistic consultant
  • Responsible for communications for staff in multicultural contexts.

Linguistic and Cultural Intermediation:

  • Interpreter for negotiations in an economic or legal environment at international level
  • Translator for educational texts and characters
  • Linguistic mediator in a scholarly environment
  • Linguistic and cultural mediator for welcoming and including foreign subjects in Italy

Tourism and Hospitality:

  • Touristic guide (subordinate access on passing an exam for qualification announced by the Province)
  • Working in cultural tourism
  • Organizer of international conferences
  • Touristic programmer

Entry requirements

Entry qualification: High school / secondary education (or higher)

Language Requirements

Italian

B2 level is required.

As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:

  • CELI
  • CERT.IT
  • CILS
  • PLIDA

Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.

The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.

English

B1 level of English language is also required.

We accept the following international exams:

  • IELTS 4.0-5.0
  • TOEFL iBT 57-86

Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies

Admission criteria: 

Students must have attended school for at least 12 years.

Students coming from countries where admission test to university is compulsory, must also submit a certificate attesting that they have passed it (i.e. Concurso Vestibular, Gao Kao minimum score 380, Pruebas de Selectividad, Veveosi Prosvasis, ecc.).

The admission to this BA is subjected to an entry test.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school/university. If yours is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalized or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy. Documents issued by European countries joining international conventions (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Latvia, Estonia and Germany) are exempt from legalization or Apostille.

You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.

In order to enrol in limited admission degree programmes students must first pass a selection procedure. Successful applicants will be included in a Selection List.

Admission to this degree programme is subjected to a linguistic-cultural and aptitude test aimed at assessing the level of English knowledge (at least level B1), as well as of Italian language and general education relating to the history and geography of Spanish-speaking countries.

For more information, please consult the Admission Call on the programme website

Course cost description: 

Cost of the Degree Programme :

  • EU students: 1844€ 
  • Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 1900€ 
  • Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
  • Students from all other countries: 1200€

In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.  
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.