Category: Education

The rights of working students

The workers ‘statute
Read this article of the workers’ statute and learn it by heart, it will be your main defense weapon against possible abuses. 
“The student workers (….) are entitled to shifts that facilitate the attendance of courses and exam preparation and are not obliged to overtime or during rest weekly. 

The student workers, including university students, who must take examinations are entitled to receive permitsdaily r etribuiti . the employer may require the production of the necessary certifications to ‘exercise of the rights referred to in first and second paragraphs. “

The fundamental rights
First of all remember that you are workers like everyone else: you are therefore entitled to contributions , holidays, assistance, a fair salary proportionate to the quantity and quality of your duties. Unfortunately, the easy distortion and possible biased interpretations have allowed some employers not to recognize to the student-workers the right to turn facilitated, exemption from overtime, to the so-called 150 hours. 

Rights that are generally recognized to those who attend the courses and upper secondary educationprofessional. But when that article was written and when legislation was enacted on the subject, no one was still thinking about university student-workers. Here are the rights that are particularly up to us students. 

Facilitated shifts
All those who work regularly (therefore those who are not “on trial”) and who intend to attend study courses held at public institutions are entitled to facilitated shifts that in a few words allow them to attend classes and maintain their place of work. In addition, the student has the right to refuse to work overtime or during weekly rest periods. 

150 hours
Often this term is associated with collaborative grants, ie part-time jobswithin universities that last 150 hours precisely and which give the right to a salary that usually is around two million. The 150 hours we are talking about are different. 

To begin with know that they are one of the greatest achievements of the labor movement, the result of hours and hours of strikes and struggles of our fathers and our grandparents. So let’s use them! You are wondering what this blessed law consists of . We will answer immediately: they are a mountain hours-150 if you have not yet understood – that the student can use to attend courses and lessons. Small detail: even if you are in class you pay the same as if you were working. 

The arrangementsto obtain the 150 hours they are described in the art.91 of the National Labor Contracts (different from category to category). To enjoy this right, the student-worker must submit a request to the management of the premises and subsequent certifications. 

The monthly certification is binding in order to implement the right to hours paid for attendance at the courses. 
The certification must take into account the hours of course actually followed by the student, otherwise not only will not be paid hours lost but will be subject to disciplinary measures. 

The 150 hours (very few !!!!) are divided into 50 hours per year for three years and from the contractual point of view are “extraordinary paid leave” to be enjoyed only if working hours and hours of attendance are to coincide even partially (for example the work goes from 15 to 18 and the lesson from 17 to 18).


Studying abroad: all you need to know

You can study abroad in high school during your high school thanks to the program that is commonly called the  School Year Abroad  (or Fourth Year Abroad, High School Program, Exchange Program, etc). 
You will have the opportunity to attend a high school in the country where you will choose to spend this experience, being hosted by a carefully selected and referenced host family (eventually there is also the boarding school option in which you are hosted directly in the school college). 
Studying abroad in high school usually involves a substantial duration, from a quarter to a full school year, giving you the chance to really learn the language and live a unique life experience.

Study abroad after the Diploma – University

You can study abroad after graduation and at  the University having the opportunity to spend all or part of your university period abroad.

Among the certainly most useful options if you want to study at a university abroad and prefer to stay within Europe, there is the Erasmus program , which every year offers a call for bids to all European students.

If instead you want to do the University abroad outside the European continent, perhaps studying in one of the best universities in the world like those of the Ivy Leaguein the USA , you will have to inform yourself on the website of each university to understand specifically the admission process . 
In fact, each American university establishes its admission criteria and adopts a specific admission process, application process, in which you will be asked to submit documentation to support your application. 
The processes of admission to American universities, like those of the other best universities in the world, are often not simple and require specific preparation .

If you need help and support in your admissions process you can rely on a specific service that takes care of helping students to successfully face the enrollment process at the best universities in the world. 
Contact us to receive all the help you need, we will assist you at 360 ° in your selection process.

Study abroad to learn English

If your goal is to study abroad to learn a new language like English,  you can opt for several specific programs.

English language course abroad : if you are 16 and above you can attend an English language school abroad with specific group lessons for your previous level of English. This course is suitable for young people, students, adults, professionals and even families.

Study holiday abroad: it is a program designed for younger children, usually played between 12 and 17 years during the summer. The students are hosted in schools that in addition to language classes organize various activities during the rest of the day, and hosted the students within them under the continuous control of the staff.