EMOTION LIFE & SERVICES

ARRIVING TO NOVARA (ITALY)

Burocratic matters

The Emotion Master and the University provide an office that will help you deal will visa and other issues in your own country.

Furthermore, the Emotion Master employs a facilitator that will liaise with the welcome office of the University on your arrival to chaperone you on all administrative procedures you need to undertake (e.g. residency permit, social security number, bank account).

Italian as a foreign language

The University and the Emotion Master provide both crash and basic courses in Italian as a foreign language for students. At the end of the academic year, there will be the possibility for students to acquire a certification (e.g. A1, A2, B1), paying a small fee (info here).

UPO offers to international students “Rosetta Stone Advantage for Higher Education”: an e-Learning solution to learn Italian for all proficiency levels. International students must register on the website (see instructions) ID and password will be sent to email address.

For further information write to [email protected]

Languace Centre

The University has a language center that offers a number of services.

Information can be found at this webpage  (in Italian only).

Housing

The University provides an office that can help you find a first accommodation in Novara.

You will be put in contact with them once admitted.

Canteen

The University has in Novara a central canteen that is located in the center of town and another canteen that is located in the department of pharmaceutical sciences, where the courses will be held. With the student card provided to students by the regional student services meals will be paid at a significantly subsidized rate.

HERE you cand find info about the University Canteen.

Erasmus and foreign students office

If you are going to engage yourself in a nurturing and exciting experience at our University, your reference point will be the Erasmus and Foreign Students Office.

It deals with incoming students mobility for studies and placement, and offers a qualified support to EU and non-EU students.

The Office coordinates the administrative and organizational aspects of the various activities by interfacing with the representatives of both the internal structures and partner Universities abroad. It gives the necessary help to fulfil the formal requirements to stay in Italy.

Erasmus and Foreign Students Office
Via Duomo 6 – Vercelli, 13100 (Italy)
Ph: 0039 0161 261523
Fax: 0039 0161 219421
[email protected]

Sports

The University has a sporting society that coordinates a number of activities. Teams for a number of sports also exist, that you may join. CUSPO organize a take parte in competitions on local, national and international level; is possible take parte in sport individually or as a team. Partnerships with locals offer discounts for students. Furthermore, the University runs a gym in the center of town to which you can subscribe at a significantly subsidized price. Information (in Italian) can be found at www.cuspo.it.

Fitness Campus” in Novara inside campus Perrone is the CUSPO’s gym. For more information click HERE. 

Music

In the University there is the Orchestra and the Choir in which students can take part. The activity encompasses the entire music scene. They promote concerts by walking various stages. For more information, see the lamusicachetipiace website.

Theatre

If you like theatre you can take part in the project “Tillit. Theatre in Language, Language in Theatre”. It is an educational activity proposed by the degree course in modern foreign languages. At the end of each year, four groups from our University, followed by driving instructors and a professional theatre, stage a play in the different languages in such a way that the students can learn and improve foreign languages. If you want to know more, see the TILLIT web page.

Radio 6023

If you are passionate about radio, you can join the Radio 6023 association, the webradio of students at the University of Eastern Piedmont, which every year involves more and more people. The key words of this team are: entertainment, communication and lots of music.

If want to know more about visit the www.6023.it website.

ARRIVING TO ELCHE (SPAIN)

Spanish language course

Incoming students interested in improving their Spanish language skills can do so in two ways:

1. During the two weeks prior to each semester every academic year, the UMH Service for International Relations offers, to all incoming students in international programs, the possibility to enroll in free intensive courses aiming to improve the student’s skills in Spanish and provide a knowledge and understanding of their new cultural environment

2. Regular semester-long Spanish as a second language courses are offered by the UMH School of Languages. Students are offered multiple levels and a professional tuition for affordable, convenient fees thanks to the reductions given to incoming participants in international mobility programs.

Housing

Since the UMH does not get students’ dorms yet, there are several housing options for international students coming to our campuses:

  1. Renting a room or sharing a flat with our online NIDO platform, through which local landlords and students can get in contact before the start of the stay.
  2. Through the UMH partnership with the international company HousingAnywhere, to book your accommodation before your arrival, Universitas Miguel Hernándezrecommends HousingAnywhere, the international housing platform for students and trainees. Through HousingAnywhere you can safely book your new accommodation, offered by verified private landlords and by outgoing students. You can easily recognize the rooms offered by outgoing students thanks to the “Verified Student” VIP badge on their profile. Sign up here to receive an UMH VIP profile and priority access to the listings at this link

For more information contact [email protected]

  1. Through Erasmusu, the largest online community for international students. They offer information and content about cities, universities, destinations, forums to meet people and accommodations to book through the platform.

Follow these steps:
Find a students accommodations, clicking the option “Verified only”.
If you need help fill this form.

Orientation period and welcome, cultural activities

International incoming students are individually received, informed, advised and enrolled by our staff in our International Relations Service at their arrival to the UMH.

During their first weeks in our university and, apart from the fact that incoming students are assigned with a fellow Spanish student in our “Buddy” program, our International Service organizes welcome, informative meetings in each UMH campus, plus an International Welcome Party with the help of our “Erasmus+ Club Experience” group of UMH Spanish students.

Students are encouraged to take part in all the activities organized by the UMH community and Services at the beginning of each new academic year: HERE, including guided visits to the towns surrounding our several campuses HERE and also helping citizens’ initiatives in our neighborhood by taking part in language exchange lessons.

Sports

The UMH offers a wide range of sportive activities to its students, since one of our Faculties and several of our Centers are particularly devoted to that field with a large number of sport facilities to offer to our incoming students.

The UMH offers a large variety of sports to participate in, as well as sporting installations, training courses, and open-air activities you can sign up for during your stay. The UMH Sports Office located on the Elche Campus can inform you of all the possibilities.

Most of the sporting installations at the UMH are located on the Elche Campus. It has paddle tennis courts, a pool, multi-sport courts, and a golf course. At the UMH Sport Pavilion, there are multi-disciplinary rooms where you can practice dance, wrestling, spinning, fitness, aerobics, boxing, gymnastics, Pilates, or have a cardiovascular workout to help keep fit. The Orihuela Campus also has paddle tennis courts, a rugby pitch, and multi-sport courts.

To participate in UMH sports, you can acquire the TDU Sporting Card (TDU Tarjeta Deportiva); highly recommended if you would like to take part in several sports or would like to combine sporting participation with attending the UMH gymnasium, among others. You can acquire this card from the UMH Sports Office; to do so you must provide a passport-sized photo, and this will then provide you access to the weight room and the pool, among other options. If you would like to reserve a multi-sport or paddle court, send an email to [email protected]. To acquire a pool voucher, visit the concierge in the Altabix and Hélike buildings.

Throughout the semester, the UMH Sports Office offers the possibility of practicing multiple sporting activities; the proposals will arrive via email or via online personal access as a UMH student. If you would like to sign up for competitions with the UMH sports teams, contact the UMH Sports Office for information on how to do just this.

Please find plenty of information about the services and activities offered to international incoming students to the UMH in the INCOMING blog of our International Relations Service’s web page: university life and UMH campus map.

Spain

Christmas in Elche - Placa de Baix
Calpe, Spain
El palmerar - Elche (Palm tree park)
El Micalet - Valencia
Christmas in Alicante
Fonts de l_Algar - Alicante
Caminito del Rey, Malaga 2- October 2020
Central market of Valencia - Valenica
El Caminito del Rey, Spain (1)
Catedral de la Almudena - Madrid
Cambrils, Spain
Castell de la Santa Barbara - Alicante
Calpe - March 2021
Caminito del Rey, Malaga- October 2020
Caminito del Rey, Malaga 3- October 2020
El Palmeral Elche - September 2020
Fonts de l_Algar - Alicante region (Waterfalls)
El Caminito del Rey, Spain
El Pantano Elche - September 2020
Basilica de Santa Maria - Elche
Benidorm - February 2021
Calpe, Spain (1)
Barcelona 2 - March 2021
Barcelona
Basilica de Santa Maria (interior)- Elche
Barcelona - March 2021
Calpe 2- March 2021
Barcelona (1)
Almeria, Spain
Alicante port - Santa Barbara castle (view)
Alicante port - Alicante
Alicante_-Spain (1)
Alicante
Alicante - Passeig Esplanada d_Espanya
Alicante - View from Santa Barbara castle
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Valencia 2 - Octobe 2020
Valencia_-Spain (1)
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Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain (3)
Valencia, Spain (2)
Valencia 2 - January 2021
Valencia Cathedral - Valencia
Xàbia - November 2020
Valencia, Spain (1)
Villajoyosa, Spain
Ronda, Spain (2)
Spanish Steps, Calpe - March 2021
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Santa-Pola_-Spain (1)
UMH campus
Ronda 3- October 2020
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UMH campus_4
Port of Malaga- October 2020
Ronda, Spain (3)
Ronda, Spain
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Ronda, Spain (1)
Puerta del Sol (Madrid)- Clock tower
Torres de Serranos - Valencia
Santuari de Santa Maria Magdalena - Novelda (Alicante region)
Ronda- October 2020
Porta de la Mar - Valencia
Palau de les arts - Valencia
Plaza de Baix - Elche
Ronda 2- October 2020
Plaza Mayor - Madrid
Puente Nuevo Ronda- October 2020
Penon de Ifach - Calpe
Malaga 3 - October 2020
Plaza de la Reina - Valencia
Murcia, Spain
Parque-de-la-Ciudadela_-Barcelona (1)
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ARRIVING TO NAMUR (BELGIUM)

French language course
Students interested in improving their French language skills can do so in two ways:
1. The two weeks of orientation before the fall semester (from approximately Sep 1 to Sep 14 every year). Aside from the cultural, touristic and administrative activities organized during the two weeks of orientation, we also offer a French (or English for Francophone students) course as a second language. The course is offered at 4 levels: beginner, intermediate 1, intermediate 2 and advanced. Taught for 30 hours during the two weeks, the course is worth 3 ECTS credits. All activities during the two weeks, including the language course, are free of charge to students.

2. Regular semester-long French as a second language courses. This course is taught for two hours every week, is worth 3 ECTS credits and is offered at three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). The course is offered for free to all exchange or regular registered international students.

Housing

There are two housing options for international students on campus (all consist of individual rooms with a private sink but shared kitchen and bathroom facilities; all rooms cost 305€ per month all charges included):

1. International house: one living unit with only exchange or international students.

2. Individual  student rooms in a “kot-à-projet (KAP)”. A KAP is a shared living arrangement in a house, hallway or floor composed of 5-8 students who, while living together are carrying out a project under a certain theme. Such a project may involve organizing activities for other students as well as nearby residents and their children. Each KAP specializes in a specific field, for example relating to culture, humanitarian or social assistance, sports, or the protection of the environment.

Two weeks of orientation

This event is offered prior to the fall semester during the first two weeks of September of every year. It aims at enabling incoming international students to have some time to acclimatize to live in Namur and settle down before the academic year starts on around Sep 15.

The two weeks consist of French or English as a second language classes worth 3 ECTS credits and cultural, touristic, administrative and social activities and are a good way to meet other exchange and international students.

Sports
UNamur offers a wide range of sportive activities free of charge to its students. Those activities in a typical year range from Martial Arts, over dance and body building activities to swimming and rock-climbing. 28 different sports are offered in 2019/20. For an overview, please click HERE.
For further information, please click HERE.

Belgium

Manneken Pis - Brussels, Belgium
Namur, Belgium (2)
Bruges, Belgium
Oostende, Belgium
Namur, Belgium (1)
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Oostende, Belgium (1)
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Atomium - Brussels, Belgium
Brugges, Belgium
Arlon, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Brugge, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium (2)
Ghent, Belgium (1)
Kortrijk, Belgium (4)
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Ghent, Belgium (2) (1)
Kortrijk, Belgium (1)
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Kortrijk, Belgium (2)
Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium (3)
Liege, BE
Namur, BE
Kortrijk, Belgium
Liege, Belgium
Kortrijk, Belgium (3)
Liege, Belgium (1)
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TRAVELLING IN EUROPE

Europe

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Wien, Austria
Krakow, Poland
Gdansk, Poland
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
Cannes
Leiden, Netherlands
Sacré-Coeur 2, Paris, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Paris, France
Gdansk, Poland (1)
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Leiden, Netherlands (1)
Cherry blossom - Cologne
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Prague, Czech Republic (1)
Cannes, FRance
AnyConv.com__Aveiro, Portugal
Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France
Krakow, Poland (1)
Wien, Austria (1)
Berlin, Germany (1)
Montecarlo, Monaco
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Graz, Austria
Panthéon, Paris, France
Leipzig, Germany
Graz, Austria (1)
Berlin, Germany
Cannes, France (2)
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Cannes, FR
Korce, AL
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
AnyConv.com__Mellanfjärden, Sweden
AnyConv.com__Porto, Portugal
Deelerwoud, The Netherlands
Warsaw, Poland
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EMOTION LIFE
& SERVICES

ARRIVING TO NOVARA (ITALY)

Burocratic matters

The Emotion Master and the University provide an office that will help you deal will visa and other issues in your own country.

Furthermore, the Emotion Master employs a facilitator that will liaise with the welcome office of the University on your arrival to chaperone you on all administrative procedures you need to undertake (e.g. residency permit, social security number, bank account).

Italian as a foreign language

The University and the Emotion Master provide both crash and basic courses in Italian as a foreign language for students. At the end of the academic year, there will be the possibility for students to acquire a certification (e.g. A1, A2, B1), paying a small fee (info here).

UPO offers to international students “Rosetta Stone Advantage for Higher Education”: an e-Learning solution to learn Italian for all proficiency levels. International students must register on the website (see instructions) ID and password will be sent to email address.

For further information write to [email protected]

Languace Centre

The University has a language center that offers a number of services.

Information can be found at this webpage  (in Italian only).

Housing

The University provides an office that can help you find a first accommodation in Novara.

You will be put in contact with them once admitted.

Canteen

The University has in Novara a central canteen that is located in the center of town and another canteen that is located in the department of pharmaceutical sciences, where the courses will be held. With the student card provided to students by the regional student services meals will be paid at a significantly subsidized rate.

HERE you cand find info about the University Canteen.

Erasmus and foreign students office

If you are going to engage yourself in a nurturing and exciting experience at our University, your reference point will be the Erasmus and Foreign Students Office.

It deals with incoming students mobility for studies and placement, and offers a qualified support to EU and non-EU students.

The Office coordinates the administrative and organizational aspects of the various activities by interfacing with the representatives of both the internal structures and partner Universities abroad. It gives the necessary help to fulfil the formal requirements to stay in Italy.

Erasmus and Foreign Students Office
Via Duomo 6 – Vercelli, 13100 (Italy)
Ph: 0039 0161 261523
Fax: 0039 0161 219421
[email protected]

ACTIVITIES

Sports

The University has a sporting society that coordinates a number of activities. Teams for a number of sports also exist, that you may join. CUSPO organize a take parte in competitions on local, national and international level; is possible take parte in sport individually or as a team. Partnerships with locals offer discounts for students. Furthermore, the University runs a gym in the center of town to which you can subscribe at a significantly subsidized price. Information (in Italian) can be found at www.cuspo.it.

Fitness Campus” in Novara inside campus Perrone is the CUSPO’s gym. For more information click HERE 

Music

In the University there is the Orchestra and the Choir in which students can take part. The activity encompasses the entire music scene. They promote concerts by walking various stages. For more information, see the lamusicachetipiace website.

Theatre

If you like theatre you can take part in the project “Tillit. Theatre in Language, Language in Theatre”. It is an educational activity proposed by the degree course in modern foreign languages. At the end of each year, four groups from our University, followed by driving instructors and a professional theatre, stage a play in the different languages in such a way that the students can learn and improve foreign languages. If you want to know more, see the TILLIT web page.

Radio 6023

If you are passionate about radio, you can join the Radio 6023 association, the webradio of students at the University of Eastern Piedmont, which every year involves more and more people. The key words of this team are: entertainment, communication and lots of music.

If want to know more about visit the www.6023.it website.

Italy

Vittoria Light - Trieste, Italy
Vercelli, IT
Aosta, Italy
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Vatican City (1)
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AnyConv.com__Maranello, Italy
Aosta, Italy (1)
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Varese, IT
Verona Skyline, Italy
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Verona, Italy
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Bologna, Italy
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AnyConv.com__Firenze, Italy
Vatican City
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Torino, Italy
Torino, IT
Saturnia, Italy
Siena, IT
Torino, Italy (1)
San Gimignano, IT
Riomaggiore, Italy (2)
Riomaggiore, Italy (3)
Roma, IT
Siena, ITaly
Portovenere, Italy
Rome, Italy
Rome - November 2019
Siena
Milano, IT
Novara, Italy (1)
Numana, Italy
Miramare Castle - Trieste, Italy
Novara, Italy
Novara, IT
Riomaggiore, Italy (1)
Pisa, IT
Leggiuno, Italy
Monterosso, Italy
Genova
Genova, Italy (1)
Pavia, Italy
Genova, Italy
Lake Como, Italy
Pompeii, Italy
Navigli, Italy
Cinque Terre 2 - October 2019
Manarola, Italy
Milan, Italy
Eremo di Santa Maria del Sasso, IT
Elcito, Italy
Lucca
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Colorful Houses - Burano, Venice, Italy
Catedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, fIRENZE
Firenze, IT
Cinque Terre, IT
Cinque Terre - October 2019
Cinque Terre, ITaly (2)
Cinque Terre, Italy
Civitanova, Italy
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ARRIVING TO ELCHE (SPAIN)

Spanish language course

Incoming students interested in improving their Spanish language skills can do so in two ways:

1. During the two weeks prior to each semester every academic year, the UMH Service for International Relations offers, to all incoming students in international programs, the possibility to enroll in free intensive courses aiming to improve the student’s skills in Spanish and provide a knowledge and understanding of their new cultural environment

2. Regular semester-long Spanish as a second language courses are offered by the UMH School of Languages. Students are offered multiple levels and a professional tuition for affordable, convenient fees thanks to the reductions given to incoming participants in international mobility programs.

Housing

Since the UMH does not get students’ dorms yet, there are several housing options for international students coming to our campuses:

  1. Renting a room or sharing a flat with our online NIDO platform, through which local landlords and students can get in contact before the start of the stay.
  2. Through the UMH partnership with the international company HousingAnywhere, to book your accommodation before your arrival, Universitas Miguel Hernándezrecommends HousingAnywhere, the international housing platform for students and trainees. Through HousingAnywhere you can safely book your new accommodation, offered by verified private landlords and by outgoing students. You can easily recognize the rooms offered by outgoing students thanks to the “Verified Student” VIP badge on their profile. Sign up here to receive an UMH VIP profile and priority access to the listings at this link

For more information contact [email protected]

  1. Through Erasmusu, the largest online community for international students. They offer information and content about cities, universities, destinations, forums to meet people and accommodations to book through the platform.

Follow these steps:
Find a students accommodations, clicking the option “Verified only”.
If you need help fill this form.

Orientation period and welcome, cultural activities

International incoming students are individually received, informed, advised and enrolled by our staff in our International Relations Service at their arrival to the UMH.

During their first weeks in our university and, apart from the fact that incoming students are assigned with a fellow Spanish student in our “Buddy” program, our International Service organizes welcome, informative meetings in each UMH campus, plus an International Welcome Party with the help of our “Erasmus+ Club Experience” group of UMH Spanish students.

Students are encouraged to take part in all the activities organized by the UMH community and Services at the beginning of each new academic year: HERE, including guided visits to the towns surrounding our several campuses HERE and also helping citizens’ initiatives in our neighborhood by taking part in language exchange lessons.

Sports

The UMH offers a wide range of sportive activities to its students, since one of our Faculties and several of our Centers are particularly devoted to that field with a large number of sport facilities to offer to our incoming students.

The UMH offers a large variety of sports to participate in, as well as sporting installations, training courses, and open-air activities you can sign up for during your stay. The UMH Sports Office located on the Elche Campus can inform you of all the possibilities.

Most of the sporting installations at the UMH are located on the Elche Campus. It has paddle tennis courts, a pool, multi-sport courts, and a golf course. At the UMH Sport Pavilion, there are multi-disciplinary rooms where you can practice dance, wrestling, spinning, fitness, aerobics, boxing, gymnastics, Pilates, or have a cardiovascular workout to help keep fit. The Orihuela Campus also has paddle tennis courts, a rugby pitch, and multi-sport courts.

To participate in UMH sports, you can acquire the TDU Sporting Card (TDU Tarjeta Deportiva); highly recommended if you would like to take part in several sports or would like to combine sporting participation with attending the UMH gymnasium, among others. You can acquire this card from the UMH Sports Office; to do so you must provide a passport-sized photo, and this will then provide you access to the weight room and the pool, among other options. If you would like to reserve a multi-sport or paddle court, send an email to [email protected]. To acquire a pool voucher, visit the concierge in the Altabix and Hélike buildings.

Throughout the semester, the UMH Sports Office offers the possibility of practicing multiple sporting activities; the proposals will arrive via email or via online personal access as a UMH student. If you would like to sign up for competitions with the UMH sports teams, contact the UMH Sports Office for information on how to do just this.

Please find plenty of information about the services and activities offered to international incoming students to the UMH in the INCOMING blog of our International Relations Service’s web page: university life and UMH campus map.

Spain

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Porta de la Mar - Valencia
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Plaza de Baix - Elche
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Plaza Mayor - Madrid
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ARRIVING TO NAMUR (BELGIUM)

French language course
Students interested in improving their French language skills can do so in two ways:
1. The two weeks of orientation before the fall semester (from approximately Sep 1 to Sep 14 every year). Aside from the cultural, touristic and administrative activities organized during the two weeks of orientation, we also offer a French (or English for Francophone students) course as a second language. The course is offered at 4 levels: beginner, intermediate 1, intermediate 2 and advanced. Taught for 30 hours during the two weeks, the course is worth 3 ECTS credits. All activities during the two weeks, including the language course, are free of charge to students.

2. Regular semester-long French as a second language courses. This course is taught for two hours every week, is worth 3 ECTS credits and is offered at three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). The course is offered for free to all exchange or regular registered international students.

Housing

There are two housing options for international students on campus (all consist of individual rooms with a private sink but shared kitchen and bathroom facilities; all rooms cost 305€ per month all charges included):

1. International house: one living unit with only exchange or international students.

2. Individual  student rooms in a “kot-à-projet (KAP)”. A KAP is a shared living arrangement in a house, hallway or floor composed of 5-8 students who, while living together are carrying out a project under a certain theme. Such a project may involve organizing activities for other students as well as nearby residents and their children. Each KAP specializes in a specific field, for example relating to culture, humanitarian or social assistance, sports, or the protection of the environment.

Two weeks of orientation

This event is offered prior to the fall semester during the first two weeks of September of every year. It aims at enabling incoming international students to have some time to acclimatize to live in Namur and settle down before the academic year starts on around Sep 15.

The two weeks consist of French or English as a second language classes worth 3 ECTS credits and cultural, touristic, administrative and social activities and are a good way to meet other exchange and international students.

Sports
UNamur offers a wide range of sportive activities free of charge to its students. Those activities in a typical year range from Martial Arts, over dance and body building activities to swimming and rock-climbing. 28 different sports are offered in 2019/20. For an overview, please click HERE.
For further information, please click HERE.

Belgium

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TRAVELLING IN EUROPE

Europe

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