Italy, Turin

University of Torino

Bachelor

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The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.

Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post- doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment. The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. The University is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.

The Country

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country. It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country). Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy’s territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.

The City

Turin, is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Much of the city’s public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built in the 16th and 18th century, after the capital of the Duchy of Savoy (later Kingdom of Sardinia) was moved to Turin from Chambery (nowadays France) as part of the urban expansion. It is often referred to as “the Capital of the Alps”. Turin is also known as “the Automobile Capital of Italy” or the Detroit of Italy as it is home of FIAT; in Italy it is also called “[La] capital Sabauda”.

Student Life

Turin’s cosmopolitan present and historic past combine to form one of the most exciting and alluring Italian cities. Turin is renowned for its architectural beauty and rich cultural life, aspects which received international acclaim during the city’s hosting of the 2006 Winter Olympics. This

Italian city can offer a lot you only have to come and look for it.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at University of Turin

Health Insurance

Airfare

212 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

450 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

27 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

100 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

38 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

The University of Turin does not provide direct accommodation for foreign students. Students usually live in private residences, either their families or sharing an apartment with other students.

Travel Opportunities

Italy is known as the “Bel Paese” and it is a truly beautiful country that creates lasting memories for everyone who visits it. There is so much to see from the famous cities to the many beautiful villages, from the beaches and the countryside to the mountain regions and the lakes. It is impossible to mention all there is to see in Italy since each region has so much to discover and explore, each beautiful in a very different way.