Anna Pianura – Participant in 2013

"For me, the summer school was not the end by itself... I took the decision to apply for Erasmus Placement at gLAWcal, and it enhanced my skills, especially my English, and it made my professional profile more international."

Original Italian language

I decided to take part to the summer school program for many reasons. First at all, I believed that it would have been an experience that enriches both my professional and personal experience.

I considered environmental and intellectual property issues (subjects of the two curricula) interesting and a living matter. It also seemed to me that those themes were unreasonably neglected within the university academic environment. Moreover, I found that the interactive approach of lectures, along with the multicultural context, and Beijing location endowed the program with sort of added-value, even though I had never before participated to a summer school.

I must recognise that the summer school generally met my hopes and expectations. It was extremely challenging and useful attending lectures and conferences, doing team-work with the others students from other Italian and foreign universities, preparing oral presentations and overcoming exams. Meeting Chinese culture was surprising. I had the opportunity to discover unexpected sides of this complex and controversial society that I would have never understood, without a direct experience.

Above all, for me the summer school was not the end by itself. I received a scholarship from “Fondazione Cariplo”, for students-participants to the summer school, before leaving to China. Later, at the end of the program, when I got evaluation certificates, I was assigned an award from association Algiusmi of Milan, destined to summer school students that managed to get better results in the exams.

These awards represented for me, above all, a personal and professional acknowledgement, not only an economic support that spurred me to keep on dealing with these issues.

Finally, thanks to summer school newsletter, I took the decision to apply for Erasmus Placement in Liverpool at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development. My experience abroad was very useful: it enhanced my skills, especially my English, and it made my professional profile more international.

 

Anna Pianura

 Original Italian language

Ho deciso di prendere parte alla summer school per molteplici ragioni. Ero prima di tutto convinta che sarebbe stata un'esperienza che mi avrebbe arricchito sia dal punto di vista personale che professionale. Le tematiche proposte come oggetto dei due curricula mi sembravano estremamente interessanti ed attuali, ed anche trascurate, nel contesto accademico dell'università. In più ritenevo che l'approccio seminariale delle lezioni, unito al contesto multiculturale, e all'ambientazione a Beijing, conferissero un valore aggiunto a tutto il programma, anche se prima d'allora non avevo mai preso parte a simili esperienze.

Devo riconoscere che la summer school ha nel complesso soddisfatto le mie speranze ed aspettattive. È stato molto stimolante ed utile prendere parte alle lezioni, alle conferenze, confrontarsi e lavorare in collaborazione con studenti di altre università straniere ed italiane, preparare le presentazioni e superare infine gli esami.

L'incontro con la cultura cinese è stato per me sorprendente. Ho avuto la possibilità di conoscere lati inaspettati di questa complessa e controversa società, che mai avrei potuto scoprire senza un'esperienza diretta sul campo.

Ma soprattutto la summer school non ha rappresentato per me un' esperienza fine a sé stessa. Infatti prima di tutto sono stata una degli assegnatari della borsa di studio della “Fondazione Cariplo”, destinata ai partecipanti della summer school, prima della partenza per la Cina. Successivamente alla fine del programma dopo avere ottenuto i certiicati con le valutazioni mi è stato anche assegnato il premio dell'Associazione dei Laureati in Giurisprudenza di Milano, Algiusmi, destinato ai partecipanti al programma che avevano ottenuto i risultati migliori negli esami. Questi riconoscimenti hanno rappresentato per me, oltre che un sostegno economico, anche un riconoscimento personale e professionale, che mi ha ulteriormente incentivato ad approfondire queste tematiche.

Non solo, grazie alla newsletter della summer school ho deciso di presentare domanda per il bando di Erasmus Placement, promulgato dall'Università Statale di Milano. L'esperienza in Inghilterra (gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, in Liverpool) mi è stata molto utile perchè ha arricchito le mie competenze, a partire dall'inglese, che è molto migliorato e ha reso il mio profilo professionale più internazionale.

 

Anna Pianura

 

 

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