Uni-Italia Participates @ Free Press Journal Conference


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Uni-Italia Participates @ Free Press Journal Conference

7 november 2019
On the 7th of November, the Free Press Journal in association with NMIMS University, Mumbai organized a conference ‘Where do I study overseas—a global perspective on education’, for students looking to study abroad. The Consul General of Italy in Mumbai, Stefania Costanza, along with Ms Federica Giove, Project Manager of Uni-Italia Office in Rome were invited to participate in the Conference.
 
The Consul General of Italy was a part of the panel discussion titled ‘Countries Talk’ which took place in the morning and where the different panellist representative of various educational agencies responded to various topics concerning studying abroad (quality of the courses offered, tuition fees, stay and employment opportunities after completion of courses etc).
 
Over 350 students and parents participated in the conference. One of the major concerns expressed by parents were the safety of their children who study abroad.
 
Stefania Costanza stressed on the fact that unlike other countries, Italy treats Italian and non-Italian students alike. “We have 5,000 Indian students studying in Italy in private and public universities.” She added that this year saw the Italian consulate issuing as many as 5,500 students visas and that 75 per cent of this number were issued from the Mumbai office alone. She further pointed out, “We reject one third of applications as Italy picks up the best students.”
 
During the break, the participants were given the opportunity to interact with the representatives of the different associations offering educational assistance for Indian students. The Uni-Italia welcomed many questions that they had regarding courses, stay and scholarships offered in Italy for students from abroad.
 
Other countries that were in attendance included representatives from Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and France.
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