Are you a professional staff member dealing with prospect and current international students? 

Join the Staff Training Week (STW) "Get them on board! Enhancing the International Student Experience" from 13 to 17 November 2023 in Bologna.

This staff training week aims to equip university officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to attract international students and create the right environment for them to make the university international community thrive.

We will follow the journey that international students have to face to come and study in our Institutions and we will discover together how the University can support them in the crucial moments of their student experience, from the choice of the University to the bureaucratic difficulties, up to the search for a sense of community.

Target Groups:
Officers dealing with and involved in:

  • international reputation and promotion 
  • welcome services for international students
  • engagement of international students

Selection Process:

  • 26 June - 4 September: Call for applications
  • 5 September - 8 September: Selections
  • 11 September: Announcement of Selections

Rules and general info:

  • The STW is open to max. 30 people and max. 2 people from the same University.
  • The STW will be confirmed only with a minimum of 20 attendees.
  • The STW working language is English. We highly recommend all participants to be proficient in English.
  • The programme is free of charge. Accommodation, travel costs, lunches and dinners are not included and can be covered by participants by using Erasmus+ Staff Mobility grants. 
  • For applicants coming from countries involved in the Erasmus+ KA 171 programme: first check with your international offices whether your University has an interinstitutional agreement with the University of Bologna and if they have received an invitation by our Institution to send staff for this specific staff training week.


Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, exchange expertise, and collaborate with colleagues from around the world!