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WFU Abroad Semester Programs

Casa Artom in Venice

Casa Artom in VeniceIn 1974, the building that formerly housed the American Consulate was purchased by Wake Forest and named Casa Artom in honor of Dr. Camillo Artom, a professor at the Baptist Medical Center until 1969. Casa Artom is a magnificent two-story building facing the Grand Canal. It is flanked by the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which houses the Peggy Guggenheim art collection, and the magnificent 15th century home Ca’Dario. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together at Casa Artom.

Casa Artom website

Online Summer Reservations: Typically, opportunities for alumni and friends of WFU to stay overnight at Worrell House are not available due to academic programming throughout the year. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to the program director: Peter Kairoff.

Flow House in Vienna

Flow House in Vienna

In 1998, Wake Forest purchased a three-story villa in Vienna. The acquisition was made possible through the generous donation of Roddy and Vic Flow of Winston-Salem, and the house was named in their honor. Built in 1898, the house was formerly the office of the U.S. Consulate. Flow House is situated in a northwest section of Vienna that is well-known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together at Flow House.

Flow House website

Online Summer Reservations: Typically, opportunities for alumni and friends of WFU to stay overnight at Flow House/Casa Artom are not available due to academic programming throughout the year. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to the program director: David Levy (levy@nullwfu.edu).

Worrell House in London

Worrell House in London

In 1977, Wake Forest acquired a house in Hampstead for its London program. The house, a gift from Anne and Eugene Worrell, was named in their honor. Formerly known as Morven House, the building served as the home and studio of landscape painter Charles Edward Johnson. Hampstead is primarily a residential neighborhood and home to Hampstead Heath, Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill and the Keats Cottage. Each fall and spring semester, a group of Wake Forest students and a resident professor live and study together at Worrell House.

Worrell House website

Online Summer Reservations: Typically, opportunities for alumni and friends of WFU to stay overnight at Worrell House are not available due to academic programming throughout the year. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to the program director: Kathy Smith.

Salamanca, Spain

SalamancaThe Department of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University sponsors a study abroad program at the University of Salamanca, Spain, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. The director is a Wake Forest professor who remains with the group for a semester or year and overseas the academic aspects of the program for that period. To allow for maximum interaction and immersion in the Salamanca community and the Spanish language, all students live with Spanish families.

Salamanca website

Dijon, France

DijonSituated in the heart of Burgundy, Dijon is home to a major university and is a gateway to other regions of France and Europe. The city is conveniently located between Paris and the Cote d’Or vineyards. The Wake Forest program is based at the Centre International d’Études Françaises (CIEF) at the University of Burgundy in Dijon. The CIEF has an excellent academic reputation for teaching courses in French language, literature, and culture. A faculty member from the Department of Romance Languages serves as the on-site director for a semester and oversees all aspects of the program for its entire duration.

Dijon website

Hirakata, Japan

Hirakata is a small town located in the heart of Japan and surrounded by the well-known cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. The Wake Forest program is based at Kansai Gaidai University which enrolls 14,000 students annually and has an international student population of over 400. All international students are enrolled in the unique Asian Studies Program which provides an opportunity to explore Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and interaction with Japanese people. A Wake Forest faculty member accompanies the students to Hirakata and oversees the semester program.

Hirakata website

Santiago, Chile

From the bustling metropolises of Buenos Aires and Santiago, to the pristine beaches of Uruguay and the glacial expanses of Patagonia, Southern America’s Southern Cone is a captivating region. Wake Forest’s unique program offers a three week introduction to South America in Buenos Aires every spring before moving to the program’s home-base of Santiago, Chile. Once in Santiago, students enroll at Universidad de Diego Portales and experience Chilean culture first hand through homestays and courses with local students. A faculty member from Wake Forest serves as the on-site director for a semester.

Santiago website