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STEP- Short Term Exchange Program


The school offers an international exchange experience to students of the University of Pisa (UNIPI), University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (UIUC) and San Diego State University (SDSU).The program offers five weeks courses: - two in Pisa at UNIPI from 12th May to 23th June 2019 for students from UIUC. The students will attend a class of Energy systems and a class of  Italian culture and language (elementary level) at the Language Centre. SDSU: the students will attend a class of Numerical analysis and a class of  Italian culture and language (elementary level) that include the topic on diversity related to the topic ""Role of women in Italian history".
The other two weeks in USA from 21st August to 29th September 2019 at Urbana. UIUC: the students will attend a class of Energy systems (NPRE201) and a class of English culture and language (mid - high level); while in San Diego, SDSU a) Computer Programming and Applications (ME 202) (or specific topic on Corrosion and Protection of materials) and a class of English culture and language (mid - high level).The classes usually run from Monday through Thursday. Friday is devoted to technical visit and seminar in labs and industries. The weekends are devoted to the cultural visit of main local cities and attractions. It's required for students to attend all the lectures. The STEP in USA is open also to students of other Italian Universities upon evaluation of the STEP Committee.


The Summer School is implemented in the framework of the international memorandum with the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign and the San Diego State University; it is aimed at developing the cooperation among the universities and to allow an international educational experience to the involved students.

Who can apply

Students of Engineering college from 3rd year bachelor to 2nd year of master of the following universities: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); San Diego State University; University of Pisa (UNIPI) and other Italian universities.



Program Intensity


Admission Requirements

1) Be part of the "target group"; 2) For Italian students: 2.a) Good knowledge of the English language (there will be an evaluation test)2.b) Evaluation of the grades of the examinations done by the students within the date  of the submission of the request to participate.




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Prof. Francesco D'Errico
Dr. Ing Calogero Sollima

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29 August- 21 September 2019


10 May 2019

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Further info

Direzione Ricerca e Internazionalizzazione
Unità Cooperazione Internazionale
Lungarno Pacinotti, 44 56126 Pisa

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