The exchange Programme is by definition an occasion to get in touch with a different culture. Even though the School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering does not require a certificate of knowkedge of Italian, it stimulates incoming students to choose teachings in Italian, expecially the studios, as the work is very practical and organized in groups.
The studios and courses in English have limited places. We invite you to always take into considaration the sections in Italian. Do not let Italian be a barrier to select teachings that may be suitable for your carrier!
For all the information regarding how to apply to Politecnico and the welcome activities and life in Milan, you can have a look at the Polinternational website https://www.polimi.it/en/exchange-students-incoming/
After being accepted, you need to register onto the Online Services and fill in the Study Plan (please look at the the guidelines).
For more info: International Mobility Unit
The ATHENS Programme (for Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/Socrates) is a 1-week exchange session, held twice a year (in March and in November), by a network of European higher education institutions (universities, universities of technology, Grandes Ecoles, etc...).
Created in 1996, it was initially supported by the European Union through the Socrates programme (from 1997 to 2001). It is now self-funded by the member institutions.
It is a merger of the 'Semaine Européenne' ('European Week') held by ParisTech from 1992 to 1999, and the Leuven Network ERASMUS Programme held by European institutions from 1990 to 1997.
The courses proposed during sessions cover not only the spectrum of the members' fields, but also an opening on arts and humanities.
During the week, the host university is supposed to organize activities for the foreign students in the city, to help them discover another culture. Most often, it will consist in a tour of the city and some nights with the local students.
More info: Incoming Athens Students