Major: Languages (French, Russian, Italian)
Other subjects of study: International Relations, European Institutions, Law, Marketing, Professional Translation.
Current Location: Strasbourg, France.
Interests: European politics, Diplomacy, Immigration policies, youth employment/mobility, Education, PR, Marketing, Foreign affairs, Translation, Foreign language learning, Travel&Tourism.
Hobbies: When I happen to have some free time -which sadly is not often-, I take pleasure in reading, painting and playing the piano. I am currently translating ‘A Classical education’ by Caroline Taggart into Italian and writing a research paper on far right political propaganda in France.
A little more about me: Born and raised in sunny Sicily by a family that has always encouraged me to broaden my horizons by giving me the chance to participate in study exchanges in France, the UK and the US. To them, I also owe my interest in art, architecture and history, as well as literature and music. After moving to the UK years ago, my life has become a continuous struggle for survival between studying full-time, working as an Italian tutor at University and as an Interpreter/Translator for a local business. At the end of August 2012 I left Warwickshire and moved to France where I studied Languages and IR for a year. Living at only 3km from Germany gave me the opportunity to experience two different countries and cultures at the same time, as well as discover the very peculiar Alsatian region.
- I have lived, studied and worked in four countries, and I’m not done yet!;
- I speak 4 languages (plus 2 more of which i am a native speaker), and I am currently learning three more (mere insanity, I know);
- I am obsessed by sloths and all cute fluffy things -including my very fluffy boyfriend-;
- Unlike many people who label themselves as coffee addicts purely because they really like it and may drink too much of it, I get nasty headaches if I don’t get ‘my fix’;
- Despite being immensely proud of my Sicilian heritage, I like to consider myself a child of Europe.
My views on the Erasmus programme [in English] face the 90m hole in the EU budget for 2012.
Full article here
Fréquence Europe broadcast of 14/11/2012, featuring an interview of the Hungarian Ambassador at the Council of Europe and news on the Erasmus programme narrated by me [in French].
Discussing the Erasmus programme at a local French radio, click on the picture above to listen to the podcasts.
My question to Europe’s leaders at 53’45’’