In a College you learn to know and love the world variety
Claudio Magris, Collegio Einaudi
Kolik jazyků znáš, tolikrát jsi člověkem - I think that this Czech proverb is especially true for me. I would have lived a very different life so far if I had only known my native language. I truly feel that the acquisition of new languages made me ‘more of a human’. Being able to communicate in various languages has opened many doors for me so far, and I hope and believe that as I continue on this path newer possibilities are going to arise
- Many occasions of exchange with foreign university and research institutions, with scholarships for study abroad programmes and stages all over the world offered by the Colleges: with the aim to contrast by using international mobility the search of jobs and academic opportunities abroad on behalf of laureates and also the limited local choices offered by the country
- Foreign college students in Italy at least for six months: 9%
- The CCUM is a founding member, in 2008, of EUCA – European University Colleges Association, who involves more than 30.000 students in all Europe and it is one of the strategic cores for the EU program “Erasmus for all”.
Diana Szakál Rajk László College of Advanced Studies, Budapest – winner of the EUCA Contest – Multilingualism Policy Unit – European Commission – Languages mean business
We arrive at the China Education Expo-Shanghai seat. The event brings together colleges, universities and schools from all over the world, which give detailed and useful information about classes, projects and study programs in their stands. Soon after we visit the Tongji University, which in 2006 inaugurated with the Politong agreement a Chinese-Italian campus with the Engineering schools Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. That way Italian and Chinese students have the opportunity to study in both countries and to get a double degree, recognised both in Italy and China.
Matteo Bianchetti, Collegio di Milano, participant to the “Missione Shanghai Expo 2010” promoted by the Collegio di Milano for the CCUM College students
I have come to Rome for a PhD in Roman law. Here at the RUI I feel at home. It is an extraordinary experience to live with many people from different cities, know each other and also discuss, but remaining friends anyway.
Lihong Zhang, Docente, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai
When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by how much the Collegio Ghislieri, apparently different for the architecture of its building, was actually so similar to my Christ Church College for the services offered and for the internal organization. I can say that this experience has changed my perspective, made me grow and want to have other experiences abroad.
Julia Hartley, Christ Church College, Oxford University
My first international experience was in a College: an Italian, born in Belgium, I came back to my home country for my university studies. The choice of the Almo Collegio Borromeo has been in a certain sense enlightening: I got in contact with a culture – the Italian one – which for many aspects was foreign to me, because of my living in an European environment. The experience of the Erasmus exchange in Belgium, on the other hand, brought me back to the cultural meeting of my childhood and adolescence in a very different way, because I was a sort of “spectator” of a reality that I knew well, with University colleagues from other countries abandoned instead to themselves for the first time.
Through extensive lectures on Italian economics, history, literature, and art, as well as our cultural outings, we immersed ourselves in the rich tradition of Italy. Our timing was ideal; on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, special "birthday" exhibitions supplemented visits to the landmarks that have been showcased for hundreds of years. Although justifiably adamant about preserving and sharing their own culture, Italians are also cognizant of globalization, and I found Collegio Nuovo to be an internationally-oriented institution.
Sebastiano Putoto, Almo Collegio Borromeo
Alexa Jackson, Wellesley College, USA – selected for the WEW Student Leadership Conference promoted by the Collegio Nuovoo Nuovo