Lugano doesn’t offer just different occupational opportunities and exciting experiences, but also the possibility to enhance your studies in a multicultural environment, thanks to its eco-friendly and innovative campus.
Let’s discover something more about the USI!
5 ways to enjoy your study experience in Lugano
1. Take advantage of the student card
One of the first steps to enjoy your university experience in Lugano is surely by using your student card, which would afford you to benefit from several discounts and offers within restaurants, sports, events, shops, and beauty salons.
What’s more, you may also take advantage of the unlimited Lugano Card, which costs just CHF 10 and offers various discounts at pools, movie theaters, gyms, LuganoMusica, language courses, and much more!
2. Join a student union
On the other side, if you want to make the most of your social life when studying in Lugano, you can’t lose the opportunity to join a student union!
This would allow you to meet new people, organize and enjoy parties or meetings, as well as cultural or sports events.
3. Enjoy the nightlife
If you are a night owl, you may give a try to local places like:
Bar Oops, near the university campus, which offers different theme evening each day, like beer-pong, live music, jokes competitions, pinball machine, and cocktails;
Trinity Irish Pub, a restaurant, pub and brewery in a local that’s unique of its kind;
Seven the Club, to dance late into the night!
4. Try the local culinary specialties
Another great way to make the most of your experience is by enjoying the local food, for instance:
Joining The LAB, a real food laboratory where you can share healthy and innovative food experiences, as well as having a quick lunch break right in front of the USI;
Stopping by El Mojito Tropical Lounge, on the lakefront, to taste a cocktail with a relaxing musical background;
5. Give a try to the sports activities
As we’ve already seen, Lugano offers the possibility to enjoy both lake and mountains sports, in a unique and green atmosphere.
So, you may:
Join the USI/SUPSI sports activities for students, to be part of international sports events, free or charge or at affordable prices;
Rent skis or snowboard in the winter season, taking advantage of your student card’s discounts;
Enroll in some exciting courses offered by the USI, like snowboard, skiing, martial arts, dance, pilates, yoga, hockey, tennis, swimming, and much more;
Visit Monte Bré, through advantageous excursions and guided tours, just a few minutes from the city center;
Enjoy the Resega ice-skating rink, available from September to April.