Mentoring for International Experience

To cope with the restrictions on the international mobility caused by the Corona Virus, the Internships Abroad Unit, in collaboration with some international partners, promotes the Mentoring for International Experience project, which gives the students who want to live an international formative experience the opportunity to live one anyway, even if from remote.

Contatti e prenotazioni

The project at a glance

  • Activity: mentoring, that is both a path leading to a deeper knowledge of the careers and the labour market and a guided learning process aimed at encouraging the personal and professional growth of the participants
  • Where: from remote, in collaboration with mentors from institutions and companies operating abroad
  • Target audience:

    • students enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree courses from the 2nd year onwards, with at least a B1 level certified knowledge of the foreign language required for the chosen project
    • students enrolled in Master’s Degree courses, with at least a B2 level certified knowledge of the foreign language required for the chosen project


Aims and purposes

Mentoring is a guided learning process in which an expert person, the Mentor, voluntarily makes himself available to put his experience in a specific professional sector at the service of a less expert figure, the Mentee, who from this meeting will be thus able to get invaluable insights, information and strategies that will help him with a view to job orientation and preparation for a possible future internship.

Mentoring for International Experience (MIE) therefore has a dual functionality.

It represents both a path of career orientation and professional growth, and a preparatory experience for possible future internships.

The project is addressed to:

  • students enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree courses from the 2nd year onwards, with at least a B1 level certified knowledge of the foreign language required for the chosen project;
  • students enrolled in Master’s Degree courses, with at least a B2 level certified knowledge of the foreign language required for the chosen project.

Application, selection and starting procedure

In order to apply the students must submit the related form attaching:

  • their Curriculum Vitae (in Italian and in the foreign language required by the mentoring project)
  • a Motivational Letter (in Italian and in the foreign language required by the mentoring project) in which they express their real determination and the motivations that led them to choose a specific mentoring project
  • a valid Linguistic Certification of the foreign language required by the host institution for the mentorship project, at least of B1 level for bachelor's degree students and at least of B2 level for the master's degrees ones

To find out if and how the experience can be recognized in the academic records in terms of ECTS, students should check the following table and, if necessary, contact the Internships Abroad Unit. 

It is possible to submit the application by Tuesday, 7 October 2021, at 12:30 (Italian time).

The results will be communicated to the candidates approximately one month after the application deadline.


Mentor-Mentee matchings will be confirmed by the staff on the basis of the results of the application evaluation (including a possible interview the Mentor might fix with the applicant) and then communicated to the candidates, who will have the responsibility to contact their Mentors and to agree on the topics and dates of the meetings that will be included in the Mentor-Mentee Agreement (to be sent by email to the Unit as soon as the mentorhsip starts, duly filled in and signed by the parties) and in the Mentoring Diary.

The path will include 6 online meetings in which the Mentor will give to his/her Mentee the opportunity to understand the history of the institution in which he works, its business objectives, how his work is structured, what is the path that has led him to cover his current role, etc.

The Mentee will be thus able to satisfy all his/her curiosities and to ask for useful advice regarding his/her own personal and professional development.

Each meeting will last a maximum of 2 hours, to these latter must be added some hours designated for reading, analysing and studying videos and multimedia materials as an integral part of the Mentee individual work.

However, it will not be possible to provide the student with any mobility grant.


At the end of the mentoring programme, we kindly ask you to fill in the following questionnaireand upload the Mentoring Diary as a single file .pdf for each meeting with your Mentor and the Form for credit recognition as a single pdf file (if applicable).

Last update: 12/10/2021