Studying the subject of your choice in a foreign country means to build up your future while you learn a different language and, more important, you start to merge into a different culture. To know how to cope with cultural differences is certainly an advantage in a fast constantly changing world. Besides, in order to succeed you need to learn how to overcome serious obstacles.
In fact, it is not at all easy for a foreign student to enrol in a prestigious Italian faculty, such as Medicine and Architecture. Obviously the first issue to be faced is the language. Our experience shows a future successful student needs to have reached at the beginning of his/her university course a level of Italian knowledge equivalent to C1 of the European Framework.
The second challenge is the entry test. The exam is normally scheduled during the first week of September. Its purposes are to test three areas of knowledge: logical skills; technical subjects; Italian language and culture.
The Italian University Preparation Courses (http://www.scuolaleonardo.com/
Module I) Italian Language and Culture - An intensive course, i.e. 3 hours/day, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday). The advised length of the module depends on the level of Italian knowledge the student has. The number of weeks/hours and the 2011 starting dates that we suggest are as follows:
Starting date: 17 Jan
Starting date: 14 Feb
Starting date: 14 Mar
Starting date: 11 Apr
Starting date: 9 May
Starting date: 6 Jun
While successfully following the program students gradually develop all the language skill needed (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and also both in class and outside improve their knowledge of every day Italian life and habits. The didactical approach used also helps to acquire higher level of general Italian cultural (politics, economy, entertainment, history, traditions and so on).
Module II) Scientific Subjects and Exam Training - Four weeks full immersion course (120 hours). The starting date for 2011 is 4 July. Our advice is that only a student proficient in Italian language (C1/C2 of the European framework) should enrol directly in this module. Three targets. First, to review the scientific part already studied in high school in the country of origin. All professors are experts in the following fields at university level:
Faculty of Medicine in Italy:
Faculty of Architecture in Italy:
History of Art
Second target, to set wide plethora of information about Italian Culture. Third, to be trained for the entry test through simulation sessions using exams from previous years.
Further information about Italian Preparation Courses for Medicine (http://www.scuolaleonardo.com/
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Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most important Italian language schools for foreigners in Italy, and organizes Italian courses since 1977. It is present in the most beautiful cities of Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena), and each year the company welcomes thousands students from 60 different countries in the world.