I am an Italian born and I grew up in a small wine village in the North East of Italy. I have always had an interest in discovering new things and realities, as well as an "international spirit" which led me to be naturally fascinated by other languages and cultures. Specifically, I started studying English when I was very young, followed by French and German that I studied both at the high school and at college. In fact, I chose to specialize in foreign languages and culture (American and German) at university with the goal of learning them directly in those foreing countries. As a matter of fact, I spent my whole MA program abroad: the first year in the UK at the University of Leeds, and the second in the USA, at the University of Central Oklahoma. Those experiences were eye-opening because it taught me, not only from a theoretic point of view, but also practically, how to study and understand another culture. I think this is very important in nowadays world that is getting smaller and more connected. I believe that having an idea of how people from a different country think and act is crucial for many aspects, among which market, culture, international relations, politics... These are the fields in which I hope to find a job, as, currently, I just graduated and finished my MA studies. My goal for the future is to "stay connected" to different realities as much as I can so that the world can be a smaller (thus, comprehensible) place from a personal perspective.
Different languages and cultures (I have an MA in American studies), international relations, politics, literature and arts in general, sports, animals.
As I said in my BIO information, I love knowing new things about any field and always keeping up to date with what is going on around the world. This is why I think that TED goals and ideas are the most valuable and useful for anybody. I first learned about TED a couple of years ago through a friend and ever since I couldn't stop checking it out regularly. This is also why I decided to become a contributor through translating TED videos into Italian and French, in the hope that its ideas will truly spread and reach the highest number of people in the world.
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