• Italy,  ITCILO,  MALED,  Torino

    MALED, my opinion and recommendation

    Now I’m officially graduated, left the load of memories, good and bad. I’d like to express my opinion about this course and I hope it will be useful for those who interested in applying this course. The course name is Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development. It is an economic class and yes, the math skill is really needed here!!! I have a classmate who have no idea at all that this course involved medium level mathematics, statistics and programming. Geez, don’t let’s yourself cry during the class. Remember, this course is an economic not social study. There will be a tutor who is the Ph.D student at UNITO…

  • Italy,  ITCILO,  MALED,  Torino

    Quest for Permesso di Soggiorno

    By law, after you arrived Italy you must apply for┬áPermesso di Soggiorno (Resident Permit) within 8 days. The course secretariat will arrange photographer to take your photo and print it so you do not really need to bring passport size photo from home but their photographic skill is totally suck. Fortunately the permit will only valid until the course end (5 months) so I decided to give it a go. The application form is prepared by ITCILO, it is a huge thanks because I really don’t want to fill any Italian form by myself and avoid the hassle at the post office. The fee is included in tuition fee, just…

  • Italy,  ITCILO,  MALED,  Torino

    Campus life

    Apart from first week heating system brake down, ITCILO is somewhat nice campus. It’s located next to Po river and next a lot of green. I got the room at Africa 8 Annex and my class is just down stair, what a convenience. There are Intesa San Paulo bank (that need a reservation if you want to open an account), mini post office (that sold stamp and accept basic letter only), doctor room (scheduled, provide basic health consultation), laundry (full service), fitness center (moderately equipped), canteen, sport ground and etc. The guest relation section will keep your campus life filled with activities. They arrange a tour to major attraction such…

  • Italy,  ITCILO,  MALED,  Torino

    Disappointed opening ceremony!

    After a few weeks passed by, the official opening ceremony has come. Many honorable guests such as someone from ministry of foreign affair, Carabinieri, immigration police are invited, the campus suddenly become lively. After the speech from the director of ITCILO, there was a speech from previous student and present student. After a few speakers, we started to notice that no one from Africa or Asia (except one regular customer, a white Mongolian who enroll multiple time here at ITCILO). Speech delivered in Italian, Spanish, French and English. The African is probably the majority of the student here and yes there are a good number of French speaking African but…

  • Italy,  ITCILO,  MALED,  Torino

    Getting a SIM card

    Getting a SIM card in Italy is not so easy nor too hard. First, you will need the codice fiscale or Italian TAX code. You can request one from your Italian Embassy back home but if you failed to do so like me, the secretariat of the course will help you get one when in Torino. The codice fiscale is a unique code with character and number generated from your name, birthday and place of birth. If you are pretty sure that there is no one with the same first and last name, born at the same day and coming from the same country then you can use online generator…