Student Visa Outreach in Padua, Venice, and Milan

November 15, 2016

Hundreds of students and researchers attended Consular Officer Ben Harrington’s presentations about ‘student and exchange visas’ at the University of Padua and at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. The Padua session focused on opportunities at U.S. research universities; students in Venice asked mainly about J-visa internships that often form a compulsory part of their degree programs in business and international relations.

Padua Rector Rosario Rizzuto, a former post-doc Fellow at Columbia, stressed the importance of research links between Italian and American universities. Consul Harrington also spoke to prospective high school exchange students and families at a World Education Program event recently hosted in Milan.

An education official from the Lombardy Regional Government and two U.S. exchange students also participated in the event. The students learned about the advantages of studying in the U.S. and about school applications and visa processes.

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Ben Harrington at Padua University with dean, Prof. Rosario Rizzuto and with Prof. Barbara Gatto