Our 2020-21 class

Arslan

Arslan

My name is Arslan, I`m 18 y.o and I live in Uzbekistan, Tashkent. I`m a versatile person. I`m interested in football (soccer)-I like to watch and play it. Also I used to watch scientific pop, such as "vsauce", "toples", "utopia show" etc. Eke. I`m partial to music, movies and food 😉 In addition, I like to travel. I`ve visited every corner of Uzbekistan. I`ve been in Russia, Malaysia, France, but from my childhood I wanted to move to Italy. I have a story about it...In 9th grade, at the end of the study I had to chose a college to enter in. My choice fell on the Turin College, but unfortunately I couldn`t enter there `cus most colleges in our country became closed, including Turin college. Then from these days I`ve promised myself to enter into Italian University. I`m excited to see such an unusual and talented people. Will glad to meet everyone.

Aurora

Aurora

I am very excited to be part of the Foundation Year and get to know everyone. My name is Aurora Di Giammarco. I'm 17 years old (18 in October). My mom is Brazilian and my father is Italian, making me Italo-Brazilian. I was born in Rome but moved to Rio de Janeiro when I was 1. Then, when I was about to turn 5 I moved back to Rome, where I lived until I was almost 12. That's when I moved to Texas, where I attended eighth grade and all four years of high school. I always had a passion for biology and medicine, which is why my main goal for the future is to study Dentistry to then become a pediatric dentist, since I also love working with children. My favorite hobbies are running with my dog at the park, drawing, cooking & baking, and working on remodeling apartments as an interior designer would. I also love spending time with family and friends since they always bring a smile to my face.

Alex

Alex

Hi! My name’s Alex and I am from Belarus. In my free time I like watching films in English , reading books , listening to music and walking with friends. I have chosen the Faculty of Humanities because I like learning languages. I want to learn the Italian language because I think it's beautiful. This foundation course will give me the opportunity to learn and improve my knowledge. Can’t wait to see ya all ) Peace out.

Sara

Sara

Hello there! 🙂 My name is Sara and I’m 20 years old. I was born in Italy but raised in Sri Lanka. I studied in Sussex College till my ordinary levels but had to move to Italy after that. I love reading, writing, dancing and baking whenever I catch a free time ( you’d love my buttercakes 😉 . I spent the last years here in Milan, tutoring kids and working while looking for a path to get back to my studies. I can’t say how happy I am for the fact that I found the University of Pisa, and being able to get selected as one of their Science foundation year students. I know this is the best first step to my degree in clinical Psychology.

Alexandra

Alexandra

My name is Alexandra, I’m 19 yo. I live in Moscow, Russia. In my free time I usually hang out with my friends, play tennis, do maths and stuff, listen to music (my favorite music artist is A$AP Rocky). I’ve chosen Foundation program in Science because I want my studies in bachelors degree to be connected with maths. Also I’ve been to Italy so many times I can’t even count. I can say that I’m in love with this country, so there was no doubt while choosing where I’m going to study. I can’t wait to meet y’all and I’m very excited!

Maftuna

Maftuna

My name is Maftuna and I am from Uzbekistan. It’s a country in Central Asia. I am 17 years old and turning 18 in December. I like to watch movies, hang out with my friends and sometimes to cook in my free time. I am also into learning new languages and new cultures. In my school we learned mathematics as one of the main subjects, so I enjoy solving some math problems (even if I don’t understand them). Anyway, I chose FCH because I want to learn more about Italy, its history, culture and of course Italian language. I am really excited to get to know more about everyone. Can’t wait to start our studies.

Eugeniia

Eugeniia

My name is Eugeniia, but you can call me by my short name - Jenna. I was born in Russia. I'm 17 and turning 18 in October. Some of my biggest passions are art, architecture, history and literature, that is why I'll be attending the Humanities course. Currently, I practice dancing, fencing and equestrian sports, in the past, I was professionally engaged in swimming. I hope that during the course I will not only immerse myself in the culture of Italy and gain new knowledge, but equally find like-minded people and brush up English and Italian. Looking forward to seeing you all in January.

Alina

Alina

My name is Alina and my nickname in thai is Pear. I’m 18 years old (turning 19 next May). I’m half-Thai, half-Italian and I live in Thailand. I went to see my grandparents and my relative in Italy since I was 1 year old. My grandparents live in Calci, Pisa. When we traveled to Italy, my dad liked to bring us to visit many places and I found out that I really love their culture, history and art. In high school, the main subjects that I studied were science and mathematics. My favorite subject is chemistry, I want to continue to study it in the university but I’m not interested any in Thailand. My dad recommended me about Unipi (he graduated from there, in chemistry), that’s why I chose to study there because it has many interesting things. And I’m taking sciences in this program. In my free time, I like to watch series in Netflix, listening to music(my favorite band is 5SOS), reading books, drawing and hanging out with my friends. I’m so excited and looking forward to meet you guys in January and nice to meet you all!!!

Sofia

Sofia

I'm Sofia, but everyone calls me Macchi (my surname). I'm 17 and I will turn 18 in January. I like drawing, listening to music,cooking (I'm not really good at it) and spending time with my friends. I'm from Peru but when I was 4 I've moved to Italy and I lived there for 9 years. I'm so excited about the course! I think it would be a beautiful experience to know more about everyone and their countries. I've chosen to take the humanities course because I will like to know more about Italy.

Faiz

Faiz

My name is Faiz and I am from Pakistan. I am 20 years old and turning 21 in December. In my free time I listen to music , play football and hang out with friends. I chose Foundation program in Humanities because I love to be creative and i also want to learn Italian language. This course gives me the opportunity to know more about the Italian culture. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Fidan

Fidan

I'm so excited to get to know you all!! I am Fidan from Azerbaijan, and I'm turning 17 in October. I'm the only girl of a big family. My family have always pulled me to different extracurriculars. I have done gymnastics for 7 years, however I had to give up on this favorite sport of mine, so that I could concentrate on my studies more. But I am still quite into sports, and I try to workout everyday. I have also attended piano classes for 7 years, and it is one of my favorite hobbies. I chose the program in humanities at university of Pisa as i am so excited to learn Italian language, and i enjoy discovering new cultures. Moreover, i strongly believe that this foundation course will be a pretty good path to prepare for my future studies. Can’t wait to see you all!

Yuliia

Yuliia

My name is Yuliia, and I'm 17. If you've heard of borscht and “Carol of the Bells”, then you know exactly where I'm from. I'm from Ukraine. Now I live in Bologna . I have visited Italy several times, and I realized that I really like to be here. Nice people, incredible old towns and a high level of education - this is what attracts me so (and of course pizza, lasagna and spaghetti). I like to spend my free time actively. I used to play volleyball, but now I like swimming. However, playing the piano is my greatest hobby. I have been doing this since 9 years. So my tastes in music may surprise you because I love listening to Beethoven and Schubert 😉 Also, I like learning about biology the most. So now I think I will choose between medicine and microbiology. However things can change, and I hope that FCS will help me making the right choice. I would like to improve my English and Italian languages skills too. I wish everyone a productive work for this year! And as the Italians say: IN BOCA AL LUPO I look forward to meeting you all in January 😉

Darla

Darla

My name is Darla, I am 18 years old soon turning 19 , I was born and raised in Rwanda in the East of Africa. That is where I live until now. I did my high school studies in the British Cambridge system up to year 11 so I opted for the foundation course at university of Pisa because i think it would be a great path to prepare for my future studies and i am of course very excited to learn Italian language and to discover a new culture. I am currently working in the customer care service at a hospital but when i have some free time I like going out with friends in open spaces since the weather is good almost everyday in my country ( it has a lot of Hills/mountains and green spaces). I also like listening to music (old school rnb) , reading novels ( Danielle Steel is my favorite novelist) and I watch a couple of Netflix series too. I can’t wait to meet you all the next semester, hopefully the covid 19 situation will be stable soon. P:s I will be doing FCH. Stay safe!

Romy

Romy

My name is Romy Nohra, I’m 18 and I was born and raised in Lebanon with a Belgian nationality. Honestly I don’t know what to write since I’ve been overwhelmed with the explosion event that happened on august 4. Most people have the wrong idea about Lebanon. Before the explosion destroying everything, it had the best night life and I always loved going out with my friends. I am a very active person and some of my hobbies include dancing and volleyball. I also love traveling!

Haidy

Haidy

I am so excited to get to know u all! I am Haidy from Egypt, I am currently 17 and I will be turning 18 in December. In my free time I enjoy cooking, listening to music, drawing, walking with friends. I also enjoy learning about new cultures and languages and that's why I eagerly want to learn the Italian language as it is one of the most beautiful languages in general. I am too glad to be accepted in the university of Pisa. I will be attending the medicine program after the foundation course. Looking forward to see u all in Pisa in January!!!

Arina

Arina

My full name is Arina but for friends just Ari and I adore kittens. I’m Russian. I chose the humanities program because I adore history, art (rinascimento è benissimo!) and studying languages so I decided to take FC program in Pisa. I hope in this course I will improve my Italian skills. In my free time it appeals to me reading books (historian), plus I like drawing and listening to music. I used to play violin but then I stopped it. Unfortunately the pandemic situation crashed our plans and I sincerely believe that everything is fine with each of you and soon we will meet in Pisa.

Yana

Yana

My name is Yana, I am 17 years old, I am from Belarus. I have been horse riding for 6 years, and I have also done ballet and painting before. I love to travel and get to know different cultures! I am also an SMM targeting specialist, setting up ads for various nonsense and entrepreneurs. I really enjoy doing advertising and everything connected with it. I chose the Faculty of Humanities, because I love to learn new languages, to get to know the culture of different countries, and in my free time I constantly read books. I hope that thanks to the foundation course I will improve my English, learn Italian, meet amazing people and live in my beloved country.

Brian

Brian

My name is Brian Don Welathanthri and I'm 22 years old. I' m from Sri Lanka and I went to school there. I chose Science program because it will be a good foundation for my bachelor studies. I'm hoping to do a Economics degree and I'd love to improve my italian. In my free time, I like to hang with friends or watching some movies or TV series. I also really like going out for a run, doing some work outs everyday and swimming.

Imasa

Imasa

Hello buddies! I'm Imasa but you can call me imo. I'm 19 years old and I live in Como Italy. I'm originally from Sri Lanka. During my leisure time I like to listen to songs in different languages, hang out with my friends, bake cookies and read fashion magazines. I'll be attending the FCH. I think this course will help me to improve my knowledge about Italian language, literature ,culture and European history. I have had a tremendous passion for learning contrasting languages since childhood. After the foundation course I would like to enroll in a bachelor programme in Foreign languages and literature. Hope to see you guys soon!

Kawisanka

Kawisanka

My name is Kavisanka Udara but you can simply call me Udara. I was born in Italy but I went Sri Lanka for my studies where I attended secondary school and then I came to Italy for this course. One friend of mine told me that this campus is very interesting so I decided to apply for this course. My hobbies are watching films and playing games. I’m actually a gamer and I'd like to be a software engineer so that I will be able to make my own games.i like to spend time with friends and nothing special about me. Can't wait to see you!

Chedu

Chedu

My name is Chedu Majaha, I am 19 years old. I come from Botswana and I have a passion for baking and cooking. A few of my other hobbies include singing and listening to music and learning to play musical instruments. I am quite shy when you initially meet me, but I'm outgoing and bubbly once you get to know me more! I chose to take the programme in humanities because I enjoy learning languages and getting to know more about different cultures. I would also love to improve my Italian language skills. I would like to travel the world one day and experience new cultures and foods. I am really looking forward to meeting you all next year!

Sofiia

Sofiia

My name is Sofiia Novikova. You can call me Sofia, Sofi, Sonya or whatever. And you may not call me at all... I will come on my own:) I am from a big country on East. The biggest one as rumors say:) here we have Putin, tanks, Kalashnikov. You surely have heard about us. No need to introduce. My hobby is being nerd about religion studies and learning about Confucianism in Japan. That’s the topic I write articles for. I’ve been studied Japanese also, so no problems if you text in me in Japanese. What else? Probably I should mention I have big family. Father(died), mother, elder sister, elder brother, twin-brother, younger sister – we do not live all together anymore but we are still a family. And we are all Russians lol. I would be happy to know the people I will study with. And I am going to study on Humanities.

Polina

Polina

My name is Polina, 17, I am from Moscow, Russia. Besides my hometown I also have been living and studying in Alaska, USA for a year. It gave me a great opportunity to start learning English and making friends with people from different parts of the world. I chose University of Pisa Foundation Course (science) because I need to meet the minimum of 12 classes of education in order to enroll in University. I really enjoyed the fact that this program gives an opportunity to learn, practice Italian and study the fundamental subjects. My ultimate goal is studying Medicine and hopefully becoming a professional at my specialty. As for my hobbies, I love watching football, playing games on PS4 and following the latest news in the game development industry. Also, I enjoy digital drawing, watching Netflix and listening to music. I would love to get to know other students and hopefully meet them in January (If the pandemic situation will be stable).

Sandunika

Sandunika

I am Sandunika, but if you like you can call me as Sandu. I'm from Sri Lanka and now live in Milan with my family. I noticed that I'm the eldest one from you all, hehe. I'm 24 years old. Actually I came back to italy when I was 20 years old and with incompleted advance level. Because of this, I didn't initially get the chance to enrol in a university .However, doing that and obtaining a degree was one of my dream, so I kept on and finally I got the chance I was looking for. I'm very happy to be accepted into the university of Pisa and I am attending the science course of foundation year. I think that the university life is really interesting and the I will gain lot of experience thanks to it. Also, I really want to know about you all and be friendly with all of you. See you all soon !

Cherish

Cherish

Hi everyone, my name is Cherish! I'm currently 18 years old and I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. In my free time I enjoy watching football (I'm a massive Real Madrid fan), as well as reading. I'll be taking the Humanities track of this course! I chose this program because I wanted to strengthen my knowledge in the Italian language as well as topics regarding Humanities, and Pisa's Foundation Course was the best fit for me. Looking forward to meeting all of you 🙂

Jonathan

Jonathan

I'm Jonathan. I'm 18, I live in Frankfurt, Germany, but I've got some Italian in my family and in my genes, so Pisa shall be the stepping stone for reconnecting to my roots and polishing up my language skills. I'm studying on the 10-year education track, which is to say I get to take both humanities and science, but it also means my foundation year is set to take a semester longer than all of yours. Apart from making me a truly special snowflake, this means I'll get to know all of you guys in class though, so I really can't complain. Hoping we'll have the time of our lives together in Pisa 🙂

Zeina

Zeina

I’m Zeina, I'm 17 turning 18 in September ,and I‘m from Cairo, Egypt. I’ll be attending the Foundation Course in Sciences. I was in Rome in January for my senior trip and just fell in love with Italy, so I knew I had to go back! You could say I’m a sporty gal; I played basketball for 11 years and picked up a few other sports along the way like tennis, soccer, volleyball, and ping pong (not flexing tho). I like listening to music, and watching movies and series. I’m also a huge Disney fan (don’t know why I felt you had to know that about me) but anyways I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all, and hopefully meeting you in Pisa!

Alina

Alina

I’m Alina, 18 years old. I was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. But I went to college in Russia. I am living in Vladivostok. I want to study the humanities because it is very interesting for me to get to know another world, culture and mentality. I love learning new languages and making friends. Also, in my free time I dance and I like to read about interesting things in the world. I am very interested in tourism. After completing the foundation course, I want to study Tourism or Hotel business. Also I like to visit beautiful and unknown places in the world. I am very happy to be accepted into the University of Pisa. and I'm really looking forward to meeting my new friends.

Karina

Karina

I’m Karina and I’m 17. I live in Almaty, KZ. In my free time I usually write poems or read books, articles about psychology and psychiatry. I like traveling and exploring new cultures but this year I got stuck in my town for the whole summer (Not that I don’t like it, but still...). I got a full-time job for these 3 months and I really loved the spirit of the adult-ish life 🙂 Well, what else can I say? This pandemic situation made such a mess in my plans! My prom was cancelled but I still have hope for the end of August haha. And of course I won’t be able to arrive in Pisa as was planned but I’m sure we’ll all meet in January or sooner. P.S. I'm taking Science 😀

Aimer

Aimer

I'm Aimer, 18 y.o. I live in Almaty, Kazakhstan, same as Karina. I was born in China and I lived there for 14 years. Afterwards I got back to my historical homeland, Kazakhstan. I will attend sciences. At my spare time I play the piano, I paint, and I recently started to learn playing the guitar. I love Ariana Grande's songs and if any of you love hers too we can talk about it;). I hope we will meet and have a lot of fun in Italy as soon as we can! Looking forward to see you all!

Christian

Christian

My name Christian Vazzana, I am 21 years old and an Italian National. I was born in Italy but lived most of my life in the Caribbean,(the island of Trinidad and Tobago). I will be partaking in the sciences study program after which, I would like to apply to Pisa for the Geological Sciences Bachelors Program. In terms of physical activity I have always loved water sports such as canoeing and dragon boat.....yes, living on an island contributed to my love for water sports. Upon moving to Italy I haven’t been able to continue but I hope to start back in Pisa.

Maria Victoria

Maria Victoria

My name is Maria Victoria Medina, but I prefer just Victoria or Vicky. I turned 18 years old in April. I am Ecuadorean, but I currently live in Bahrain (Middle East). In my free time I enjoy cooking, going for walks and playing the ukelele. I am a fan of traveling and I enjoy learning about different cultures. I love nature and I enjoy being around friends even though I can be quite shy at the beginning. I am also a big fan of Disney haha :). I dream of becoming a doctor and it has been my dream since I have memory. Spanish is my first language, but I speak English and a little bit of Portuguese. I have chosen this foundation year to become stronger at my science knowledge and to learn the Italian language. I visited Italy two years ago and I completely fell in love with the country. I have read all of your statements and I am very excited to start learning more and getting to know more about you all.

Nikanor

Nikanor

My name is Nikanor and I am 18 y.o.I live in Kazakhstan (Almaty city). I prefer to spend my free time doing some interesting activities such as reading, listening to music, doing sports and sketching. Also, I love to chill out with my friends because I am a really social and active person. I love design and everything connected with it (especially fashion design). Therefore Italy has become the best option for me to master the profession. Italian culture and architecture really inspire me.For me they are the motive for creating different things. I will be studying in Hum. course because it will give me the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge.I hope we all get along with each other, I look forward to starting our studies.

Kamran

Kamran

My name is Kamran, I am 17 turning 18 in four days. I am Azerbaijani but I live in Russia, at Ivanovo. I will attend the FC Sciences, because it will help me to learn more about sciences in general and to get prepared for the university. In my free time I like watching films and series on Netflix. Moreover, I am a huge football fan and my favourite team is FC Barcelona. Additionally, I have been wrestling for 7 years but now I stopped because I needed to choose between sports and my studies. I am very happy to be accepted into the University of Pisa and I am really looking forward to meeting my new friends.

Guida

Guida

I'm Guida and I'm Indonesian. I live in Jakarta. I'm now 18 years old. I like to binge watch on Netflix, watching YouTube videos, listening to music and podcast, cooking, drawing and playing musical instruments . I was in the literature class in highschool so I really enjoy reading poems and learning new languages. I've learnt German for 3 years in high school, Mandarin my whole life (although I'm not good at it), and I really want to learn more and more new languages! It's one of my life goals 🙂 I'll be taking the Humanities course of the foundation year. I chose foundation year at Pisa so that I can learn Italian more before I step into university. I can't wait to meet all of you guys in Pisa!

Vigini

Vigini

I’m Vigini, I’m 19 years old and I was born in Italy but I studied in Srilanka. I didn’t complete the 2 years of college so I’ve chosen the foundation course of science because later I want to study to become an engineer. My brother also did this foundation course last year and he told me that It was really really amazing. Now he’s doing mechanical engineering in Pisa university. I’m pretty sure this course will be a great experience in our lives. I can’t wait for it 🙂 I’m very glad to hear you all. Hope to see u all in January.

Ameli

Ameli

Hi everyone, my name is Ameli, but if you like you can call me Lia. I am 20 years Old and I live in Como, Italy. In my leisure time I enjoy cooking and baking, reading books and watching tv series. I also love travelling. I chose the FCH program because I think it will be the best foundation for my further studies and I am hoping to enroll in a bachelor program in literature. In fact, I think this program will help me improving my knowledge in Italian language and literature. Looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

Beatrice

Beatrice

Hi, my name is Beatrice Colleoni, I’m 18 and I’m from Italy. My hobbies are reading, listening to music and going horse riding and I think that the FC is a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and exchange information and facts about each other and our Native Countries. In a modern and globalized world, we need to expand our knowledge and always be curious and ask questions to people that have a different perspective of the reality we live in. Being together and stay connected, especially in a period like this, is important for our growth and for our future and we have to be grateful for the opportunities we have.

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