Italian Language courses
of Italian Language and Culture for Foreign Learners is part of the
University. Course focuses on the acquisition of the Italian language and
culture, with particular reference to the traditions, and historical aspects
of Sicilian literature.
The Catania’s Branch of Dante
Alighieri Society’s Italian School for Foreigners offers Standard Courses
and intensive Courses of Italian from A1 to C2 level. They are addressed to
all non-Italian speakers and are especially intended to students who spend a
period of time in Catania.
At the end of Courses students
will gain the chance to earn the Plida Certificate, officially recognized
from Italian Ministry.
Beside the language Course itself, the School gives an opportunity for
cultural integration into the Italian social environment. The School offers
Cultural Courses about Italian cinema, gastronomy, literature and guided
tours of the most interesting artistic sites of the city.
Guidance and Education
The Career Guidance and
Education Centre provides career guidance in three main action areas: the
information area (circulation of news on job market through a dedicated
website or at the career centre desk where registered students have access
to a library jobs and education); the consultant area (offering experts’
guidance to explain how to be prepared for a job interview and how to write
a good CV or a cover letter) and the Sample Experiences area (aimed at
providing students an updated insight on job market opportunities and
perspective. To such purpose, the Career Centre arranges meeting and
seminars with experts in employment topics and analysts of labor market to
debate about job market development and opportunities). The Career Centre
promotes the “Career Days”, informal occasions to let students meet
enterprises, recently graduated students, and graduates
Internship opportunities can be offered mainly through the University
Internship Office (IO) and the International Affairs Office (IAO). The
former offers recently graduated students of the University of Catania the
opportunity to do an internship or a training period in one of the companies
and institutions it collaborates with. A branch of such office is located at
the faculty of Political Science which, beyond the University agreements, is
now equipped with more than 400 agreements targeted on disciplinary profiles
trained at its degree courses. IAO promotes and coordinates international
and national funded programmes dedicated to Internship and placement
opportunities, as MAE-CRUI, Assocamere-CRUI.
Experience in hosting
international students has been developed especially within the Higher
School of Catania, a university centre of excellence where a dedicated
administrative unit supports foreign students in dealing with matters
related to visa and permit of residence.
to a wide range of sport training courses offered at University facilities
of local branch of the Sport University Centre (CUS, Centro Universitario