1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello. My name is Salima Alieva, I am 19 years old. I am a graduate of IUCA 2022 and currently I am studying in Italy on a grant 100%
2. Tell us a little about your college years. The most memorable moments.
Student life is the most wonderful time . When I came to IUCA , my life changed 180 degrees. I started to study English hard, I always participated in various events, I didn’t miss anything.. It is the student years that are the most interesting and unforgettable. This time is filled with carelessness.
Student life brought me a lot of joy. At first I was happy when I found out that I became a student, then new acquaintances and friends.
3. What difficulties did you face and how did you overcome them?
My biggest difficulty in college was learning English. I wasn’t chasing grades, I was chasing knowledge, it was very difficult at the beginning, but I studied English every day, watched a movie in English, read texts on my own, and every semester my grades improved…
4. How did you manage to enter a foreign university?
When I was in my 3rd year at college, then I started preparing, I started collecting documents, I had a lot of choices, I was looking for universities with a grant and a scholarship for a very long time and eventually stopped in Italy
In fact, it took me a year, the process was very long, I waited 3 months for an invitation from the university, then waited 4 months for my visa…. But the expectation justified everything
5. Tell us a little about life in Italy. How is it different from life in Kyrgyzstan?
Currently I live in Sicily, Messina. I live where the sea and mountains surround me. This is an incredible city where everything is mixed: chaos and history, pasta, bureaucracy and ancient legends, strikes, squares filled with tourists, and alleys crowded with trendy bars.
Italian mentality. Subjective factor. It all depends on the person himself. If the main character traits of the Kyrgyz are gentleness and sociability, then he will definitely find a common language with the Italians.
Many Italians speak very fast, and it is very difficult to get used to this pace of speech.
6. Could you give advice to our students?
First of all, do not be afraid, open up. It is important to be systematic here, to try everything new and not be afraid to make mistakes. Once it didn’t work out, it will work out another time, don’t stop there. Set big goals for yourself. Firstly, the more incredible the goal in front of you, the more heights you can conquer. If there is an opportunity to travel, do it. Trips will not only allow you to see the sights, but also expand your horizons, help you make new acquaintances, change your worldview, find new places and inspiration for self-realization, discoveries and prospects.