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Opening Ceremony Foundation Year 2022-23

Opening Ceremony Foundation Year 2022-23

The inauguration of the fifth edition of the Foundation Year Program of the University of Pavia took place on Thursday 13 October in Aula Volta. The Program Director, Prof. Stefano Rastelli and the Coordinator, Dr. Elena Voltan, the teachers and staff of the Foundation Year, STEP-ESN Pavia and two former students welcomed the classes enrolled for 2022-23.

Conceived in the academic year 2018-19 by Prof. Stefano Rastelli, associate professor of Acquisition of Italian as a second language at the University of Pavia, the Foundation Year Program of the University of Pavia is a preparatory course in Italian for students who do not meet the 12-year schooling requirement for access to a degree course in Italy, but also to those who are interested in acquiring or improving language skills in Italian in preparation for a university course in Italy. In fact, the program includes an Italian language course lasting 9 months, structured on several levels, and 4 courses delivered in Italian characterizing the scientific, humanistic and economic-legal area of study.

Over the years, the number of students enrolled in the Program has increased exponentially starting from 10 students of the first pilot edition in the year 2018-19 up to 200 students of the current edition. Students for the classes of 2022/23 come from over 40 countries around the world: Russia, Kazakhstan Myanmar Ukraine Turkey are the most represented nationalities.

Upon passing the final exam, students can decide to enroll in a three-year degree course at Unipv 45% of successefull 21-22 Foundation year students  enrolled in Unipv for the year 22-23.

The opening ceremony was an opportunity to wish students to be able to fully grasp and exploit all the opportunities offered by this study and life experience.

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