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Giulia Mazzeschi: every opportunity is a stimulus to grow

The International Relations student talks about university life and the Policy Game

Giulia Mazzeschi Luiss Policy Game

After graduating from the Luiss bachelor's program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Giulia Mazzeschi is now following the master's degree program in International Relations with a major in European Studies.

Originally from Milan, Giulia came to study at Luiss in Rome for its international atmosphere. At Luiss, she found herself immersed in a stimulating and dynamic environment with a variety of opportunities for students interested in participating in projects and study abroad programs."

The course in Public SpeakingVolontariaMENTE projects, and bilateral exchanges with universities outside of Europe are just some of the opportunities that Giulia took advantage of during her time at Luiss. "In 2017 I studied at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires: it was an amazing experience in a very welcoming culture that is very similar to Italy. I felt right at home, made so many friends and participated actively in all my courses."

Thanks to VolontariaMENTE, last year I spent time near Catania working with Libera Terra to increase awareness about land confiscated from the mafia. Not only was it incredibly informative but it allowed me to meet students from different departments. It was a great way to spend my summer.

Giulia also participated in Progetto Policy Game: a simulation of Italian legal processes organized in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Deputies. "The project was established by students five years ago. After participating, I was so satisfied with my experience that I decided to join the student group behind the event and I am in charge of this year's event."

"The Policy Game is a simulation with seminars from professors from Luiss and other universities. This year's theme is vaccines and one of the seminars is led by the Director of Infectious Diseases of the National Health Institute, who will offer the point of view of an expert in biology to launch a debate between different parties. After the seminars, the last three days are dedicated to simulations hosted by the Parliament."

Organizing the event is more complicated that merely participating, but Giulia views this as preparation for her professional future: "Organizing an event is difficult but very satisfying. It teaches you to manage logistics problems as well as relationships with institutions and participants. It is an initiative that has helped me grow and appreciate all the opportunities that Luiss offers."