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Summer Hubs

International education hubs are opportunities to build a network of significant, enduring partnerships around the world. Partnerships are with peer institutions in strategic locations around the world that provide support for student exchanges, faculty collaborations, and potentially alumni integration. 

The Italy Summer Hub

All of the information below is subject to change. 

The Italy Summer Hub is a partnership between TXST and the University of Padova (UNIPD) that will provide TXST students and faculty the opportunity to engage in classes in Padova for a 3-week period, where students will stay in the university's dormitories and engage with local students and faculty in their academic disciplines. 

UNIPD and TXST have a long-running, highly successful partnership in research and teaching. TXST chose UNIPD strategically because of its academic quality, and the demand and support for the partnership exists on both sides and at all levels of the university - students, faculty, and alumni. 


The University of Padova

Padova is located in the north-east part of Italy in the Veneto region. It is 30 minutes by train to Venice and is strategically located in a position that allows for easy travel to other parts of Italy and Europe. Centered around 3 market squares and encircled by a river, Padova is a very walkable city and is the home of the Basilica di Sant' Antonio di Padua, the largest square (piazza) in Europe - the Prato della Valle, and a train station with national and international connection. It offers bus-transportation to the Venice airport (VCE) and during most months, it has a very active bicycle riding populace. University buildings, students, and faculty are immersed thoughout the city. 

Founded in 1222, UNIPD recently celebrated its 800-year anniversary! It is a historical research university with over 70,000 students studying at all levels in 32 departments in 8 schools. Gallileo Galilei was a faculty member, it has one of the oldest university botanical gardens in the world, and its anatomical theater, since 1595, has drawn scientists and artists for centuries. UNIPD is also known for having conferred the first doctoral degree in the world to a woman, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, in 1678. 

The instructors and the courses they are teaching

  • Dr. Azucena Mayberry will be teaching Social Psychology (PSY 3331)
  • Dr. Joe Falocco will be teaching British Literature Before 1785 (ENG 2310)
  • Dr. Rosario Rosas-Vega will be teaching Engineering Statistics (IE 3320)
Bo - Padova


Shared dormitory rooms (doubles and triples)

Important Dates

Class in Italy: June 8th, 2024 - June 30th, 2024

Academic Engagement: May 28th, 2024 - July 23rd, 2024 

Application deadlines: February 15th, 2024

Program fee pre-payment: March 1st, 2024

Tuition and Program fee balance Payment: due May 25th, 2024


Cost of the program

  • Non-refundable application fee: $200 with application 
  • Non-refundable program pre-payment: $300 
  • Tuition: $922.50 for one 3 credit hour course
  • Program fee (subject to change): $1,998. The program fee will cover housing at the University of Padova and international health insurance during the dates of the program in Italy. 

Expenses such as airfare, optional excursions, food, etc will need to be purchased by students independently. 


ENG 2310

Dr. Joe Falocco

IE 3320

Dr. Rosario Rosas-Vega

PSY 3331

Dr. Azucena Mayberry

Contact information for the program