The Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici di Perugia, SSML (Advanced School for Linguistic Mediators of Perugia) was founded in the capital city of Umbria in 1976 under the name of Scuola Superiore Europea per Interpreti e Traduttori. The original aim was to provide students with an international outlook and to provide training for two professional figures, that were relatively littleknown at the time: the interpreter and the translator.
In 1989, the SSML obtained the power to issue higher education degrees for linguistic mediators. However, the Decree of 31 July 2013 was the real turning point: it gave the SSML the right to issue degrees that are fully equivalent to other university degrees and that can be obtained at the end of courses including the Bachelor’s degree programme: L12 Linguistic Mediation.
This enables students to meet the growing demands of the international market in all working fields which require an effective linguistic and professional knowledge.
In order to enable its students to meet these new and exciting challenges, the SSML has doubled its efforts to culturally and professionally train future linguistic mediators, providing them with new training tools over time. A degree from the SSML paves the way to professional opportunities in the field of language mediation and international communication, ranging from freelance jobs (as
interpreters, translators or tour guides), to government jobs (in public administration institutions, municipalities, regions, consulates, embassies, courts and law enforcement). It also gives students the opportunity to apply for the private sector (for companies working in the international market, shipping companies, airports, tour operators, event planning companies, law and translation firms).