Exchange Program at
Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy
Auburn University College of Engineering has established an exchange program with Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo) in Turin (Torino), Italy for students majoring in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The program is designed for students to take courses during the spring semester of their junior year at PoliTo. All courses will be taught in English, and no prior knowledge of Italian language is required.
PoliTo was created in the middle of the nineteenth century with the goal of producing engineers and architects in order to promote industrial and business progress of Italy, and this goal has not changed. Today, PoliTo boasts around 120 academic programs and about 26,000 students enrolled per year with an emphasis on research and teaching in architecture and engineering. Students have access to world class research facilities both at the University and with nearby global automotive partners. Auburn students who are taking courses in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering are eligible to take courses during the spring semester at PoliTo that will fulfill requirements towards their degree.
PoliTo International Student Information
- Students must be in good standing at Auburn University
- Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA
- Students must be Mechanical or Electrical Engineering majors
- Students will participate in this program during their Junior Spring Semester
View the full Academic Calendar for Exchange Students.
- 15 October 2017: Application deadline
- Late February 2018: Arrival date in Turin for Orientation
- 5 March 2018: Program start date – classes begins
- 31 July 2018: Program end date – students may depart at any time after this date
The exchange program will take place in the spring semester, and is intended for students in
their junior year. Students majoring in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering can take the following courses at PoliTo and receive Auburn University credit (Note: All courses will be instructed in English. No prior knowledge of Italian language is needed): EN.PoliTo.Courses.pdf
Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student (based on their residency status) for 12 hours for semester programs. Students will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) or equivalent Auburn courses while abroad. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.
Download a copy of the Budget.PoliTo.pdf
Students will be housed in single bedroom living spaces that include 24-hour internet access and free laundry services on several floors. Approximately two-thirds of the residence halls have en suite private bathrooms, and also feature communal kitchen areas. Bedding is provided, and the location of the residence hall is next to the sporting complex. Students can either walk or take the bus to classes.
Turin, or Torino, is located in northwest Italy at the base of the Italian Alps. It is a city of about 870,000 residents, though around the university the feeling is much smaller and communal. Torino has a reputation for being a clean city, and it hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006! The public transportation system and general layout of the city make it an easy place to visit and explore. The average temperature in the spring semester ranges from highs in the upper 40s in February to lower 80s in June. Local attractions include Museo Egizio, Royal Palace of Turin, Mole Antonelliana, and the Shroud of Turin among others.
Available excursions vary for every semester. By meeting Italian, international students, and other students from the SEC, Auburn students can plan their own excursions in Italy and around Europe.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- All students participating on this program will work with the Auburn Abroad Office in order to obtain a student visa for Italy
- Non-US Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Italy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the faculty directors for this program:
- Dr. Peter Jones - Mechanical Engineering - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Stuart Wentworth - Electrical Engineering - email@example.com
- Dr. Bob Karcher - Assistant Dean - firstname.lastname@example.org