Meisa Dervishi

dark hair smiling student with a wreath on

Ciao a tutti!

I am Meisa and I’m going to be one of your Italian FLA’s next year. 

I am 24 years old, I was born in Albania and at the age of one I moved to Italy, where I grew up and spent all my life. 

I have graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations at the University of Florence and I am pursuing a master’s degree in International Relations both in Florence and in Mannheim, where I moved some months ago for an exchange semester. 

Being raised between two beautiful cultures helped me to find my passion: working with different cultures and languages. For the last 3 years I have worked as an immigration officer, a cultural mediator, and a tutor of Italian language and culture. 

I love traveling and discovering new customs and traditions, I love moving out of my comfort zone and I’m pretty sure that the USA will be challenging in a wonderful way from this point of view. 

I also like running, dancing, photography, watching movies and reading books. 

I’m really thankful for the opportunity given to me by Holy Cross, and excited for this new challenging journey. I can’t wait to meet all of you, a presto! 

Meisa Dervishi