Stefano’s credits a teacher with influencing his decision to study at Stirling.
He said: “Since I was a child, I told myself I would study in Scotland – too beautiful a country not to live in one day.
“My English high school teacher recommended looking at Stirling and I was extremely glad to find the possibility to combine so many of my passions – living in Scotland, international studies and languages – all together.”
Stefano earned a gold My Stirling Award for his extra-curricular activities and praised the University’s “vibrant, multicultural learning environment”. He added: “I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for excellent staff members who shared their knowledge, passion and commitment for a better world.”
While at Stirling, the 23-year-old took advantage of study abroad opportunities, including a business summer school in Strasbourg and a semester at the prestigious SciencesPo Paris, where his project examined the integration of refugees and asylum seekers. He now intends to study an MPhil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.
Stefano encouraged prospective students to choose Stirling. He said: “I would undoubtedly recommend studying French at Stirling: best choice ever.”