Why so important?
Spending some time abroad to carry out part of your training in a new environment is an unforgettable opportunity for your personal growth.
UniGe students may take advantage of international mobility as a tool to make this experience a reality, through many forms and to numerous destinations around the world.
International mobility can be used to spend a semester abroad and take exams in a foreign university, but also for a period of study and research in preparation for the thesis or to complete an internship.
In addition to the countless destinations in Europe under the Erasmus+ program, there are many locations available on other continents: universities are joined by research centers, companies, and institutions where theses and internships can be carried out.
Four solid motivations
Having to organize your trip and stay, prepare for the activity, adapt to a new context of study, live far from your affections, and change your habits: is it worth it? UniGe is convinced it is, for at least 4 solid reasons:
Getting to know the culture of another nation is an everlasting value: it enriches the person and helps to navigate the choices of life.
Experiencing a different training system completes the professional preparation, adding new perspectives, complementary to the standard ones.
A stay abroad stimulates the development of international relationship skills, fostering interaction with people from many different countries.
- Curriculum Vitae
Companies increasingly appreciate those who have had an international experience, both for the strengthening of a foreign language and for the attitude of openness and willingness to contact.
To fulfill these motivations in the best possible way, so as not to betray expectations and dreams linked to the adventure of international mobility, it is essential to organize everything well:
- think thoroughly on the destination and on the activities to be carried out
- asking advice from the people who guide the students in their choices
- be ready with the knowledge of the language
This is the only way to take full advantage of the opportunity and achieve the planned learning credits, avoiding disappointment and delays in your academic path.
Among Italian universities, UniGe stands out for the emphasis it gives to international mobility and the ambition to have all students spend at least one training period abroad during their course of study.
It is no coincidence that every year 800 students choose to take advantage of this opportunity.
In addition to the wide range of destinations, professional and in-depth assistance, and innovative ways of awarding scholarships, UniGe proves the importance of student mobility with generous financial support: from 600 to 1,200 euros per month, depending on destination and family income, to which is added, in some cases, the flat-rate reimbursement of travel expenses.
In order to obtain these financial contributions, UniGe requires students to achieve the training objectives agreed upon before departure.
In order to help its students, UniGe organizes various foreign language courses that they can access free of charge before leaving. Finally, the results achieved during the periods of study abroad are taken into account by each course of study in the final assessment of the student.