Study at the Faculty of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication
The academic year begins 1 October and ends 30 September.
The first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 begins 28 September and ends 18 December 2020; the second starts 15 February and ends 14 May 2021.
All courses last six months, except language courses which are annual, i.e. they cover both semesters.
The week of lessons is usually organised as follows:
- courses worth 9 credits (60 hours) are held three days a week for ten weeks;
- courses 6 credits (40 hours) are held twice a week for ten weeks.
After the enrolment date, all students must earn 6 credits through internships or other educational activity. The main purpose of this is to favour students' transition into the working world. The credits can be earned in the following ways:
- internships and workshops in the framework of an agreement signed by the University with COSP;
- courses and workshops held by the University and the School;
- alternative activities such as national or international civil service, work in Italy or abroad and so forth;
- activities conducted in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme or other international agreement.
Professional training workshops held by the School
Every year the School organises professional training workshops for students enrolled in the bachelor's degree programme in Language and cultural mediation and in the Master's degree programme in Languages and culture for communication and international cooperation. The workshops are held by professional figures from the world of education, language and cultural mediation, marketing and multicultural-intercultural company communications. The workshops are usually open to 50 students and consist of 20 hours of lessons with compulsory attendance.
The University of Milan offers awards to students or graduates drawn from its own or external funds.
The School of Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication favours initiatives that establish and develop relations with international organisations and institutions.
Admission to Bachelor's and single-cycle Master's degree programmes is subject to an assessment of the student's educational background. Should the assessment reveal any gaps, the student will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), to be met through additional activities such as courses and seminars as set out in the call for applications or on the website for each study programme.
Conventions have been signed with 56 universities in 17 European countries under the Erasmus+ programme. Switzerland takes part in the programme as a partner country, and is also included.
Erasmus traineeship agreements for internships are in force with these countries.
The School also has agreements with some university institutions in non-EU countries. Students can attend lessons and sit for exams at partner universities, that can be recognized as part of their study plan.
Information and contacts for students interested in a period of study at other European universities.
Double degrees Besides Erasmus agreements, in Europe there are three other double degree programmes that allow students to obtain qualifications from the home as well as the host university.
The double degree programme envisages the possibility of obtaining a French degree in Applied foreign languages LEA, as well as an Italian degree in Language and cultural mediation.
An agreement for a double degree programme between the Masters programme in Languages and cultures for communication and international cooperation and the Masters programme Russia and Europe: linguistic and cultural interaction has been signed with RSUH.