My name is Federica and I am the new EVS volunteer at Interra NGO in Krasnoyarsk. I am from Valenza Po, a small town in Piedmont, in the North of Italy. Valenza is an international goldsmith centre, specialized in jewellery production, cradle of the secular handcraft tradition
I studied Foreign Languages at the University of Pavia, a town in Lombardy, not so far from Milan. I am specialized in English, French and Russian.
I have always been interested in Russian culture, which is why I chose to study that language. This brought me to implement my knowledge of that language by going twice in St. Petersburg, where I attended language courses for more than two months. As soon as I knew about the EVS, I have not hesitated a minute and I applied for it in Siberia! I have been selected and I arrived in Krasnoyarsk a few days ago! My collaboration to this project consists in running Italian, French and English language clubs; organizing events and presentations about Italian culture; as well as helping with the everyday work of Interra.
Apart from that, I am looking forward to meeting new people, discovering even more Russian culture, travelling through Siberian nature and cities and, of course, enjoying this adventure!
You can read my posts also on Interra’s blog, My Siberian Story.