BAIM stands for Blended Academic International Mobility, an EU project being coordinated by IPP/Praxis. The aim of the project is to remodel international mobility and empower students’ employability by means of blended mobility.
One of the main purposes of higher education institutions is to provide students with the crucial tools to succeed in the global labour market. Professional life is nowadays heavily depending on mobility and demands professionals to excel in communication skills at an international, cross-cultural environment. However, soft skills, as well as international exposure, are rarely addressed by undergraduate courses. Blended mobility overcomes the typical barriers to mobility thus allowing students to take advantage of the benefits that mobilityand global exposure offer. However, regardless of its added value, blended mobility is hardly used and barely recognized as a serious alternative with great potential to overcome the common difficulties of international mobility.
The blended-AIM project sets the groundwork to endorse and structure blended mobility in general. In concrete, blended-AIM empowers international mobility and employability by providing the resources - including training, supporting tools and information - to assist students and companies hosting internships and by streamlining innovative teaching paradigms aimed to develop students’ soft skills in an international environment. This is the point where Praxis Network steps in, with its advisory role since it has long lastingexperience and know-how in the field of Projects/Internships. Dissemination of the project through the Praxis Network’s channels for more engagement is also essential in order to reach the target audience. Proposals about a linkage between the Praxis Network and the blended mobility future offers is to be discussed in the near future, so stay tuned and keep following our updates.