Mar was our intern from Spain, who participated in the project TLN Mobilicat and was sent to Slovenia by our partners Asociacion Mundus. This is our unofficial translation of her blog. The original article in Spanish language can be found here.
The start of the TLN Mobilicat project
The Mundus Association participates in the TLN Mobilicat project as an intermediary organization. The TLN Mobilicat scholarship offers the opportunity to do internships for a period of 16 weeks with all expenses paid in a European country. In my case, the chosen country was Slovenia.
What was the selection process like?
The first contact with the Mundus Association was through its website: I signed up on its form where I submitted my CV, the motivation letter and various mandatory documents to be eligible for the TLN scholarship. Once the registration period closed, I received an email to proceed with the personal interview. A few weeks later, they called me for the group interview. Finally, one of the project coordinators, Clara Ribera, called me to make her decision known. I was selected!
What phases did this project have?
The project consisted of two phases: linguistics and mobility. The first, from November to January, was based on 120 hours of English classes at the Estació Espai Jove in Girona, where I shared 5 hours a day with my 4 mobility companions. The second phase, from January to May, consisted of 16 weeks of work practice on a mobility in Maribor.
ONCE IN MARIBOR
Where did I do my work practice?
During my stay, I did my work practice at the international mobility organization ZNI. There I was involved in public relations services - creating content for social media, performing graphic design tasks, organising and implementing social events and activities.
How was my stay in Maribor?
In Maribor I shared a flat with one of my mobility companions, which was located 10 minutes of walk from downtown and about 20 minutes from the ZNI office. The city offers a wide variety of leisure activities, in addition to having places of interest. There, I had the opportunity to hold ceramic workshops and analog photography and try climbing. I would like to point out that during the second phase the Mundus Association offered us classes in Slovenian and English.
Both ZNI and the Mundus Association were supportive at all times. Due to the COVID-19 I had to finish my mobility earlier, which was a shame, since my stay was impeccable.