We build relationships, share knowledge and experience!
Every year, we invite the winners of the scholarship program to participate in the summer Mentoring Cruise. During a week-long sailing trip along the route of the Great Masurian Lakes, participants join the Foundation's mentors in crews and spend time together on yachts. Intensive contact between the mentees and mentors allows them to get to know each other better and to talk about application for foreign studies in depth. Mentors can get to know the needs and expectations of the mentees in detail, answer their questions and discuss the most important issues. The effect of the Cruise is to develop an application outline and agree on a preliminary cooperation schedule for the next intensive months before submitting the documents to the university of your dreams.
The informal atmosphere of the Mentoring Cruise is conducive to honest and open conversation. It is also an opportunity to establish relationships with peers, which most often turn into friendships for the following years. The program of each trip includes numerous practical workshops and presentations on the basic elements of the application, e.g. writing a cover letter or the recruitment process in a selected country. Cruise participants return home equipped with a complete set of knowledge about the possibilities and requirements necessary to be met when enrolling at the universities of their choice. During the Cruise, the crews are also joined by representatives of our Partners and invited guests, so the trip is also an opportunity to get inspired by their career path and talk about key decisions in their professional life.