Archive for September, 2014

Visit to Mechitarist Monastery on San Lazzaro

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by intern No Comments


Thursday, Sep 11th, 3.30 pm


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Meeting Point: 3.10 pm at San Servolo Boat Stop (Only boat available leaves at 3.20)

Saint Lazarus of the Armenians is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, lying immediately west of the Lido. It has been occupied by an Armenian Catholic monastery that is the headquarters of the Mechitarist Order since 1717. The island has been one of the world’s foremost centers of Armenian culture. It was a major Armenian printing center during the 18th century.

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Get-Together Lunch

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by intern No Comments






Campo Santa Margherita – Caffè

Margaret Duchamp – 1 pm


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VIU Movie Series – Staff Movie Proposal

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by intern No Comments


Tuesday, Sep 9, 5 pm, Room 9A 

“Io Sono Li” (Shun Li and the Poet), 2011

by Andrea Segre


Io sono Li


Shun Li (Zhao Tao) has been working in a textile workshop in the outskirts of Rome for eight years trying to obtain the documents to bring her son to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small island town situated in the Venetian lagoon to work as a bartender in a tavern. Bepi (Rade Šerbedžija), a fisherman of Slavic origin, nicknamed by friends as “the Poet”, has been visiting the little inn for years. Their meeting is a poetic escape from loneliness, a silent dialogue between different cultures. It is a journey into the heart of a deep lagoon, known to be a mother and birthplace of identity. But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi disturbs both communities, Chinese and Chioggia, which hinders this new journey, which perhaps is simply still too scary.
ITA 2011, 98 mins



Fall 2014 Orientation Week

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014 by intern No Comments


Dear Students,

we are glad to welcome you to the Fall 2014 semester.

During the Orientation Week, September 8-12, you will have the chance to get to know your professors, international fellow students and to submit us all your doubts and questions about VIU courses.

Full program available here:  Fall 2014 Orientation Week Schedule

See you numerous!

VIU staff