VIE+W | My love for international relations and the European Union

Hi! My name is Marta and I come from Padua in the North-East of Italy. I really like my region since, from a geographical point of view, it has everything: mountains, hills, lake, rivers, and the sea.

After the high school years, in which I studied economy and obtained a chartered accountant qualification, I decided to go to the university. I enrolled in a private university in Padua called CIELS, in a degree called language mediation for international and diplomatic organizations.

During these three years, I was able to improve my language skills in English and French and to study topics like international law, contemporary history and diplomacy. During the first semester of my third (and last) year, I went to Mons, in the Wallonian part of Belgium, for my Erasmus. I loved living there. The city was not at all big, so you could walk everywhere and it had this nordic vibe with these typical Belgian brick houses that I love. Moreover, I loved the multicultural atmosphere Belgium has and the fact that you can easily travel across all countries. I think that my favourite Belgian city was Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish), it’s really a medieval jewel. If you have never been there you should go.