The University of Parma welcomes all students to the "Erasmus and International Home", the service and centre for international activities and exchanges. The structure, inaugurated on 26th September 2014, is located in the impressive setting of Piazzale San Francesco, in the heart of Parma.
The Erasmus and International Home primarily offers information and a front-office service for both outgoing and incoming students and staff (academic and administration): its personnel provides assistance as regards Erasmus and other Exchange Programmes, as well as international mobility, bilateral agreements and contacts with partner universities.
However, the Erasmus and International Home is much more than an office giving administrative support: as the name explains, the structure has been conceived so as to be a welcoming and friendly place fostering intercultural exchange and dialogue, a "home" where students from different countries meet and share their experiences. Even furniture and spaces have been designed to convey the sense of "welcoming" and "openness", especially through the choice of bright colours, the absence of architectural barriers and the creation of gathering areas equipped with multimedia devices and a coffee-break corner.
Università degli Studi di Parma UO Internazionalizzazione Erasmus and International Home P.le San Francesco, 3 43121 Parma ITALY