At the beginning of each semester, the University of Parma organises welcome days dedicated to foreign international exchange students, in collaboration with the student association ESN, the Municipality of Parma and other local institutions.
These welcome days include the start of Italian courses, information sessions with refreshments and distribution of University gadgets, visits of the University Departments, city sightseeing tours, social events, nightlife, meeting of the Departmental Coordinators and of all the people involved in welcome and support activities for incoming students.
The welcome days include also the Award Ceremony of the Photocontest to which foreign exchange students are invited to participate before their arrival in Parma, with photos representing their city, University, life and expectations. In order to participate in the Photocontest, students have to send to firstname.lastname@example.org, before the given deadline (communicated via e-mail to all the students nominated for each semester), 3 photos (.jpeg or .tiff files named with surname_city_title) and a declaration of ownership duly filled in and signed. Photos must be in high resolution (300 dpi) and will be printed in 29x19.3 cm format.