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International Careers Festival Rome 2020

The International Careers Festival is a networking and meeting opportunity between brilliant young minds, institutions, companies, NGOs, and international organizations, whose 11th edition will take place from the 7th to the 10th of March 2020 within the beautiful framework of the city of Rome.

Guidance for an International Career - Simulations - Meetings with Industry Experts - Competitions with Thousands of International Students - Opportunities for a Successful Career - Honing Skills and Talent.

These are the key elements of the only event in Italy dedicated to YOUTH, EMPLOYMENT and INTERNATIONALIZATION.

The idea to create such a Festival was conceived by GIOVANI NEL MONDO, a non-profit association founded in Italy with the goal of promoting and favouring the interaction between the talent, ambition and brilliance of young people and the world of international opportunities. The Festival was born as an extension of the RomeMUN, first edition of which was launched in 2010. It is held every year with the support of such important institutions as the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, the Representation in Italy of the European Commission, Roma Capitale, the Lazio Region and the UN agencies of FAO, IFAD and the World Food Program.

The Festival is composed of four main projects from which participants can choose the one most suited to their academic background, professional aspirations or general interest.

The four projects are: 

ROME MODEL UNITED NATIONS - Diplomatic simulation of the United Nations. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) international relations, diplomacy, political science, law. It is the largest UN simulation in Europe and one of the largest and most renowned in the world;

ROME BUSINESS GAME - Simulation of business realities involving case study competitions. Recommended for students of (those interested in) economics, business, management, marketing, computer science. In Italy this is the first case of a business simulation with a strong international stamp and an opportunity for internships and job placement;

ROME PRESS GAME - Journalism and media (web, tv, radio) simulation. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) communication, media, translation and interpretation, literature, philosophy. The only case in the world of a simulation entirely dedicated to those who want to make communication and mass media their own working future;

INTERNATIONAL CAREERS COURSE - A guidance course filled with practical workshops for a successful international career. Recommended for students from any faculty/academic background. It's a unique opportunity to get in touch with experts in the world of recruitment and international relations able to give practical advice both in terms of orientation and access to the world of work.

There are a limited number of places for all four projects. In order to participate, you must complete the application form and pass the selection process. The application form can be found in the APPLY section of the website. The application process and selection procedure are the same for all four projects and more information can be found in the APPLICATION section of the website.

Furthermore, the Festival has an area which is entirely open to the public: the International Careers Fair. The Fair is a large exhibition area open to both participants and the public alike. It will be divided into two different sections: the education/university area and the work/internship area. It favours the interaction between thousands of students, whether they are looking for study/training/internship/work opportunities, and industry experts.

After the success of the first edition, GnM association present again a partnership with Costa Cruise, all the ICF participants will have the opportunity if interested in to join also a one-week cruise in the Mediterranean Sea scheduled for 16-23 April 2020. During the Cruise, GnM will select staff members for the 2021 edition and will organize one to one orientation workshops.

The Cruise on the beautiful Costa Pacifica ship will stop in some of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean. The Festival on Cruise course will last 7 days, with training and visits to the universities and international institutions, all at a very unbeatable cost thanks to the collaboration by GnM with Costa Crociere. Further information is available in this section.



Deadlines and Requirements


The following deadlines and requirements apply for all four projects of the Festival, that is, the RomeMUN, Rome Business Game, Rome Press Game, and the International Careers Course *

December 20th, 2019 - First deadline for applications and admission tests

December 13th, 2019 - Deadline for scholarship applications

If there are vacancies after the first deadline, there will be a second deadline of January 24th, 2020.

The application procedures are completely automatic and are as follows:


  • The APPLICATION and REGISTRATION of aspiring participants must be completed and submitted by the 20th of December 2019 (for students who need to pass the English test, we must also receive €15 membership fee by the same date);

  • If selected, candidates must complete the registration form and at least make the first payment of €150 by and no later than 7 days after receiving the acceptance e-mail (however no later than the 20th of December 2019);

  • The balance of the participation fee, for those registered by the 20th of December 2019, must be paid by the 24th of January 2020;

  • It is possible to apply for a scholarship before the 13th of December 2019 (Please note: the scholarship application is lengthy and does require time to complete. Suggested that all those applying for a scholarship complete the initial application form well in advance to avoid missing any deadlines);

  • Its highly recommend to join the Festival on Cruise package (post-conference period 16th-23rd of April 2020) or to the Festival Accommodation package (6th-10th of March 2020); or to both of them at the moment of registration at the Festival in order to guarantee the place, in any case, it will be also possible to choose any of these packages later, after checking availability.


Students enrolled in the following programs can apply as participants for the International Careers Festival:

  • High school students in their last two years;

  • Undergraduate students;

  • Postgraduate students;

  • I or II Level Master’s students ;

  • Students who have graduated (no more than a year after receiving their diploma);

  • Doctorate students;

A B1 level of EngliEnglishsh (in accordance with the European standard) is required in order to participate in the Festival. As you complete your application form, you will be asked to upload a certificate or to take an online English test provided by Wall Street English.

Certificate: You will be asked to upload a certificate, whether provided to you from an English language institution or by a university, which proves your level of English, or;

Online English test: Should you not have a certificate, you will have to take our online English test provided by our official partner WALL STREET ENGLISH (you will receive by email the link to access the english test), which will take 45 minutes. Once you have finished the test, the result will be sent to your e-mail address by WALL STREET ENGLISH. You will then be asked to upload the result of your test as a screenshot or as a pdf to your personal account of the Festival's website.



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