Have you been selected to participate in an international mobility program?
Here are some practical tips when preparing for your trip:
- refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) website where you can find updated information about the country of destination as well as any potential emergency situations to be aware of
- be informed about the country of destination (social and political context, security, customs, traditions, local religion, etc.)
- register on the site Dove Siamo nel Mondo
- download the Farnesina Crisis Unit app on your cell phone so you can easily find useful information about the country of destination
- check the MAECI lists of the so-called "at risk" countries and the information published by the MAECI Crisis Unit
- check the mandatory vaccinations and, in general, inform yourself about all the health precautions to be observed
- check the validity of your documents, identity card, passport and also take a photocopy with you when traveling (to be kept in a different place from the originals)
- remember the European health insurance card (TEAM - back of the health card) if the destination is an EU country
- (for travel outside the EU) check the need for health insurance with an adequate maximum coverage amount, which covers not only the costs of medical treatment and therapy, but also any repatriation by emergency medical plane or transfer to another country
- (in case of travel to countries with low-quality health services) obtain a selection of medicines and any necessary accessories in case of emergency.
Visa for Travel Abroad
Find out about the procedures for issuing the visa (costs, deadlines, necessary documents, etc.), if this is required by the country of destination. For further information, directly contact the foreign diplomatic institution in Italy. The complete list of diplomatic institutions with their contacts is available at the dedicated webpage.
Health insurance and public-liability insurance
The international mobility programme is covered by a third party liability insurance policy and against accidents, provided by UniTrento.
An illustrative report about the insurance policies (even in English) is available in the Download Box.
Each student is also required to be provided with a private helth insurance, based on the conditions of both destination and origin country. You are free to buy any private insurance (the presentation of one example, AON Insurance, is avaiable in the Download Box).
The following websites are simply suggestions. You should verify the reliability and accuracy of the published ads before confirming any payment or registration:
HousingAnywhere supports students who will spend a study or research period abroad in finding or providing an accomodation. As a student of the University of Trento, after signing up via this link, you can receive a 30% discount on the booking fee and priority access when searching for rooms. The platform is free to use and only if you book a room on HousingAnywhere a secure booking fee will be charged. Please note, the discount is not applied at checkout. You will have to pay the entire price first and then email support [at] housinganywhere.com to receive that amount back.
Exception: The booking system for the Netherlands operates differently. To book a place there, students will have to buy a subscription first in order to speak with the advertisers. Afterwards, the booking itself is free of charge. Here you can find further information. By signing up via this link the 30% discount also applies to the subscription fee.
If you want to sublet your current room during your time abroad, you can also do so on the HousingAnywhere platform, e.g. to an incoming student of the University of Trento. For more information on subletting your room, please follow this link or send an e-mail to support [at] housinganywhere.com if you have further questions.
Erasmus Play is a search engine and accommodation comparison tool for students from all over Europe. It allows you to compare all available accommodations quickly and easily. Booking is completely secure as all advertised accommodations come from verified platforms.
The Erasmus Student Network also provides suggestions for UniTrento students looking for housing abroad.
Language courses and examinations
If you are a student selected to participate in a mobility programme attend a free language course held at CLA to prepare your mobility. Further information are available here. Possible language examinations held at CLA (University Language Center) for students who want to spend a mobility period abroad will be published on this page. At the moment, there are none planned.
Tandem Language Learning
Tandem Language Learning is an opportunity to improve your skills in a foreign language outside the classroom, in a more relaxed and informal context. It is a meeting between native speakers of different languages who wish to improve their level of proficiency in a foreign language, by speaking together and learning about each other's cultures.
For further information visit the dedicated page.
Support for students with disabilities and/or special needs
If you are a student with disabilities and/or special needs intending to spend a moblity period abroad in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme ask for an additional financial contribution through the Unitn offices in charge (that work as interface with the Italian National Agency, which will decide whether to accept the request, and if so the amount of additional contribution). In order to obtain this contribution, the candidate has to state his disability in his online application for the mobility.
Before submitting the application, contact the offices specified in the selection call to verify which of the destinations available can provide him with the facilities and services needed.
As to other mobility programmes (Double Degree, Bilateral Agreements, etc.), contact the offices specified in the selection calls, in order to obtain more precise information about the special services provided and the procedures to be followed.
You can also benefit from other dedicated services.
Psychological Support Service
The Psychological Support Service for students of the University of Trento is a listening area for those who are experiencing psychological distress, that has negative consequences on the academic career and, in general, on university life.
A new Service, AS4ia (Advisory Service for italians abroad), has been recently activated. It aims to support students and PhDs of the University of Trento who are studying abroad and are facing psychological problems.
The psychological support is offered online, via Skype, and it can be structured in four or five interviews.
Confidential Counsellor - Support Service for mobbing and sexual harassment cases
The Support Service of the Confidential Counsellor is aimed at preventing, managing and resolving cases of mobbing and sexual harassment in the workplace or study environment.
Anyone who studies or works at the University of Trento and thinks to be suffered by acts or behaviors harmful to the dignity of the person or that cause psychological distress at work, due to mobbing or sexual harassment, can contact her to request information or to fix an appointment. The Confidential Counsellor meets people individually and her intervention is free of charge. She can receive in Italian, English or German.