Impressions of Bergamo
Daria Lavricheva, student of the Faculty of Humanities has gone to study at the University of Bergamo and here shares her first impressions with us.
Before arriving in Bergamo I thought that it was a small town for students with just a couple of sights. But now I can admit that I was absolutely wrong. Bergamo turned out to be a big city with lots of very beautiful architecture – you want to admire every building here!
Bergamo is constructed in a similar way to Nizhny Novgorod – there are higher and lower parts of the city with the centre in between. I live in the lower part, so I have to take the bus to the higher part, where our classes are held. But it’s only a ten-minute walk to the centre from my apartment. The capital of the north Italy – Milan – is an hour away by car. It’s a city of endless possibilities and sights.
There are six departments at the University of Bergamo. The faculty buildings are situated in different parts of the city. I’m lucky that linguistic department is situated in the historic part of Bergamo, some of the departments are situated in buildings constructed in the 16th-17th centuries. Each year the university opens its doors to several hundred international students, so you don’t have to worry that you won’t find any new friends. On the contrary, studying here is a great chance to meet new people from all over the world. For example, I live with students from Germany and Australia, so I can practice my English with these native speakers.
There are two main student organisations at the university and they organize a lot of events for exchange students: parties, international dinners, tours to other cities, camping trips and much more.
The university provides a lot of courses in different areas as well as the opportunity to learn Italian.
My studies are just starting, so I’m looking forward to increasing my knowledge and starting Italian lessons!