Guida dello studente: International Program A.Y. 2006/07


Mensa and Bar
There is a bar next to the International Office which is open from 8.00 to 18.00, Monday to Friday. The Campus bar is also open in the evenings and at weekends (please check the opening hours there).
The campus has a self-service canteen (Mensa) serving hot dishes everyday at midday and in the evening. A full lunch/dinner costs approximately 6 Euros.
There is a bank on the 1st floor of the campus, where it is possible to open a bank account and convert currency, travel and Euro cheques for a maximum daily total of 300 Euros (5 Euros transaction charge).
If you wish to open a bank account in Italy, you will need your fiscal code (one of the documents you have to send together with the Application form), your ID card or passport and at least 1.600 Euros deposit in order to receive a bankcard.
The ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) in Italy is known as Bancomat. There are many to be found in Castellanza near the University.
Computer services
The University has a PC lab in the Campus, where you can connect your laptop and one underneath the library available to students from 9.00 to 19.30 Monday to Friday. Printers are available in the PC lab underneath to the library.
A smart card (prepaid card) can be purchased at the library front desk and it can be used for the photocopying machine in the library and for the printers in the PC lab underneath the library.
There is also a reading room (Sala dei Gelsi) next to the International Office, where there are connection points for lap tops with an Ethernet port or card (10 or 100 Mbit).
The "Mario Rostoni" Library has books in Italian and English for study and research at the University. All the material is classified according to the Dewey Decimal System and is placed on open shelves. The library also offers audio and video material, as well as various CD-ROM and on line databanks. The library catalogue can be consulted via computer in the reading rooms.
There is a photocopying room in the library building. You can buy a prepaid card to make your copies.
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 20.00
Saturday from 9.00 to 13.00.
Extracurricular Activities
The University offers a number of sports activities, such as basketball, football, rugby, volleyball.
Students should bring a medical certificate of good health in English from their own doctor if they wish to take part in sports activities.  Training takes place in centres near the University and is organised by qualified trainers and instructors.  The activities are open to all students and beginners are welcome.
For further information contact Joe Isaac at

Exchange and visiting students with good working knowledge of Italian may apply for a placement in a local company through the Placement Office (UFFICIO RELAZIONI ESTERNE E PLACEMENT) only for the period of their stay at LIUC. If students have not a good knowledge of Italian language the research will be more difficult.
The minimum length for an internship is 1 month going physically to the company at least 3 times a week full time.
 Once you have found an internship the placement office will issue an agreement with you and company to cover the insurance while you are physically in the company, it is called CONVENZIONE.
The placement office is located in the building in front of the International office on the first floor at the end of the corridor, please ask for Francesca Paleari ( Monday-Friday from 9.00 to 15.00.
The University has a Roman Catholic Chaplain, Don Michele, who is happy to welcome everyone regardless of belief. He is always available at
The Consultorium is a group of students, managed by a teacher, who are available for assistance on academic and/or personal matters.
For more information contact the teacher in charge, Dipak R. Pant, at
What is JEL?
Junior Enterprise LIUC (JEL), founded in May 1995, is a non-profit organisation supplying consulting services to businesses and institutions. It is composed of soon-to-be graduates of the Carlo Cattaneo University who share the desire to mature professional skills by participating in consulting projects which will complement the theoretical knowledge developed in university.
JEL is a member of CIJE, the Italian Confederation of Junior Enterprises, and is directly connected to a European Network (JADE) which includes 315 associations of the same kind. For this reason JEL can offer services on an international scale.
JEL consultants work in teams in order to optimise resources and individual abilities. Each team has a project leader who is also the contact person for collaboration with international Junior Enterprises.
For further information contact JEL LIUC:
 Special needs
The University provides assistance for students with special needs.
If you  require further information, please contact Cristina Colombo at the International office.