Italy (SISM) - Varese
- Emergency Medicine, - Anatomic Phatology -, Internal medicine - gastroenterology - cardiology - general surgery - thoracic surgery - plastic surgery - paediatrics - neurology -, Othorynolaryngoiatric unit - Breast unit, Neurological surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cardiac surgery
1 score april, 1 score may, 5 scope july
Pocket money at cost of host association
student college
Complete blood count, complete urine test, serological hepatitis B and C, mantoux test.
Vaccines: Polio vaccine, Diphtheria vaccine, Tetanus vaccine, Pertussis vaccine, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Denys Guante Henriquez
The area of Varese was a prehistoric settlement from 5000 B.C. and a "castrum" in the Roman age. In the XI century it became an important market due to its strategic position between the Alps and the Po Valley.In that period the medieval village, now the town centre, grew in the hook of river Vellone,whit architectural features developed and changed in time, such as St. Vittore Basilica(IX-X cent.), theBell Tower(XVII-XVIII cent.) and the Baptistery (XII-XIII cent.) and other spaces showing medieva traces. Varese has over 80.000 inhabitants; in the Middle Ages it was part of the Contado del Seprio and afterwards it was dominated by Milan. It was a "free city-state" until 1765 and it then became the seigniory of Francesco III d'Este, duke of Modena, until his death in 1780, when the town became a city-state once again. The Emperor of Austria decided it a "City" in 1816. It joined the revolution in 1848. In Biumo where a famous battle took place on 26 May 1859, the Garibaldini defeated the Austrian army.
The University of Insubria ( Università degli Studi dell'Insubria) is an Italian university located in Como and Varese, with secondary locations in Busto Arsizio and Saronno. It was founded in 1998, it has been named after the area where it is situated, the historical-geographical region of Insubria. According to the ranking made by Il Sole 24 Ore in 2011, the University of Insubria places itself 16th out of the 58 state-supported Italian universities. 

The Circolo Hospital in Varese has a long history of 800 years and has continued to grow and to grow up to the realization of the unit, which opened in March 2007.
It is an hospital recognized the national importance and high specialization in 1995. Since 1998, the Hospital is home to the clinician three years of Microbiology and Clinical Biochemistry and also the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Insubria established in that year.
SCORE active:
Name of the research project 1: "Is alpha-synuclein a neoantigen for the peripheral immune system in Parkinson's disease?"
Department: Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria, Via Ottorino Rossi 9 21100 Varese (VA), Italy
Head of the Department: Marco Cosentino MD PhD
Tutor: Dr Natasa Kustrimovic

Name of the research project 2: "Preclinical assessment of Cannabidiol effects on human neutrophils and comparison to a standardized Cannabis sativa extract"
Department: Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria, Via Ottorino Rossi 9, 21100 Varese (VA), Italy
Heas of the Department: Marco Cosentino MD PhD
Tutor: Dr. Alex Mabou Tagne
Pocket money.
We guarantee, as association, one meal a day.
Student College. NB: We guarantee accommodation from the first of the month to the last day of the month.
We suggest you to arrive to Malpensa Airport because is nearer.
Public transport:
How to reach varese from Malpensa Airport:
take a train from Malpensa airport directed to BUSTO ARSIZIO, here change and take a train to Varese. You can check the timetable on You'll arrive in station Varese FS.
take a the "Malpensa express", a train leaving from the airport and going to Milan. In this case you can get of at Saronno station and from there you have to take another train to Varese. You can check the timetable on . You'll arrive in station Varese NORD.

We organize activities such as welcome and farwell dinner, international dinner, italian cuisine lesson, health system workshop, treasure hunt, trips around and many others.


Sight Seeing

Santa Maria del Monte(or Sacro Monte - 883 meters sea level) is one of the Prealpi rises, north of Vares. It was a municipality until 1927 before being absorbed by Varese. It is part of the Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori. It dominates the entrance to the valleys leading towards the north and Switzerland. It offers a striking view on the mountain chain of Alpi Marittime, Cozie, Graie, Pennine, Lepontine and Retiche and Prealpi. The Po plain spreads to the south, overlooked by the northern Apennine mountains and by several lakes: Varese, Comabbio, Monate, Maggiore. Santa Maria del Monte, property of UNESCO, is a place of Marian faith and worship. Its origins are evident in the Romanesque crypt under the high altar of the Sanctuary and in a prachment dated from 922.

Varese is called "the city garden" because there is a lot of garden and park to visit. There also very beautiful lakes where you can swim and make picnic.


Sacro Monte also counts among its precious art works two museums: the Baroffio and Sanctuary Museum, recently renewed which houses the ancient collections donated in 1929 by Barone Baroffio Dell'Aglio. The Museum offers paintings, sculptures, illuminated codices, coins, medals, pieces of pottery, frontals and paraments donated over the centuries and the section of modern sacred art. ThePogliaghi Museum, which is being renewed at present, is situated in the Villa where Milanese sculptor L. Pogliaghi lived until his death in 1950. It contains evidence of the artist's ecletic life, paintings of the 16th and 17th century, archeological remains, Renaissance and Baroque pieces of art and Egyptian sacrophagi, the Shah of Persia's room and the cast of the Door of Milan Cathedral.


Campo dei Fiori offers the visitor trekking paths along the marked trails such as the 3V Via Verde Varesina leading to the Orino Fortress. The city is equiped with tennis courts, golf courses, many modern swimming pools, a Sports Centre, a Leisure Centre (for ice-skating and swimming), a stadium and a Racecourse. Rowing is practised on the lake and there is a Gliding field nearby. Riding is also practised.


Not much remains of ancient traditions and folklore. The most important event is the bonfire at Motta on 16/17 January to celebrate Saint Anthony. The of "Giobia", on the last Thursday of January, is an ancient festivity, informally celebrated in various ways according to different places in the province.

Festival: In summertime some Festival are organized in Giardini Estensi and other open space ìn the province.

Markets & Shopping


Monday, Thursday, Saturday from 7.00 to 18.30 in Piazza Kennedy


Le Corti at Piazza della Repubblica.

Shopping Streets

Corso Matteotti links the XX century Piazza MOnte Grappa to Piazza Carducci.