International opportunities for students

Language courses and examinations

The students selected to participate in a mobility programme may attend a free language course held at CLA to prepare for the 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.

Support for students with disabilities and/or special needs

Support for students with disabilities and/or special needs intending to spend a moblity period abroad in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme can 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, we suggest the candidate to 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.), we suggest the candidates to 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.
Students with disabilities and/or special needs may 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.

The Confidential Counsellor, dr. Barbara Giovanna Bello, has been committed for years to the protection of human rights and equal opportunities and collaborates with various non-governmental bodies and organizations, at national and European level. She is a person external to the University, In order to safeguard the neutrality, privacy and independence on the analyzed cases.

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. 

 

Housing

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.

Health insurance and public-liability insurance

Students participating in a mobility programme are covered by a public-liability insurance provided by UniTrento.
An illustrative report about the insurance condititions 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).

Travelling safe

It is student duty to get information about how to obtain a visa (cost, schedules, required documents etc.), if this is required by the host Country. For further information please contact directly the diplomatic institutions on Italian soil. A complete list of all the embassies is avaiable here

Tandem Language Learning

What is 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.

Who can participate?

All students (BA, MA and PhD) currently studying at the University of Trento, or planning to study there in a mobility programme (incoming exchange students).
 

How do you apply?

After the successful establishment of the Tandem Language Learning Program (TLL) in the last three years, the project will have a brief break to restructure and reorganize some details of the project design. We program to be back in the 2nd semester of the A.Y. 2021/22.
Updated information will be published on our website.

How does it work?

Together with your Tandem partner you will decide autonomously when and where to meet or which platform you adopt for your ongoing Tandem activity, e.g. Zoom, Skype, Meet, Teams, WhatsApp, etc.

We ask you to track your Tandem activities, the goals, and topics of your conversations at the end of each meeting in an online diary. Completing your Tandem project (that is, all the 20 hours) tracked in your diary, you will also have the possibility to receive the Open Digital Badge, which certifies that you have successfully accomplished this activity:

Furthermore, if you are a student of the Department of Humanities or an Erasmus student incoming of the Department of Humanities, you can also get 1 CFU.

For further information: tandem [at] unitn.it