Thank you BASILEUS!!! - BACK
(Published on 09/02/2011 by Elena Belichanska)

It is a great privilege to study at the University of Sapienza in Rome, which is one of the oldest and most prominent European as well as internationally recognized universities. I am immensely pleased for being a student at this university which makes me feel as a citizen of Europe and at the same time world citizen by experiencing youth and intellect of its own existence. In the past, it was said that all roads led to Rome. However, living in the 21th century, one cannot deny the fact that all roads from Rome lead to the world. I perceive Rome as a major cultural capital of the globe where you can encounter its history and the greatest masterpieces of art in every nook and cranny of the city. The University of Sapienza and the Eternal City are an eloquent testimony to the unlimited potential of human spirit. Studying in Italy was a chance for me to experience the Italian language and culture. A chance to go deeper into the secrets of Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance and in the same time to approach the social and cultural reality of contemporary and friendly Italy. The Italy of Umberto Echo, Federico Fellini and Luciano Pavarotti. I am still young and confidently expect to experience many more moments of true happiness and undoubtedly, I will never forget the gained spiritual happiness and the experience of the Italian history and culture while studying at the University of Sapienza along with the social gatherings with colleagues from all over the world,all of us ,in our unique way, trying to revive the spirit of the ideas of the great European humanist Desiderius Erasmus and his unconventional approach towards education and his way of understanding the World. At present, when everyone strives for the ideal knowledge society, I would like to finish this essay with one Latin wisdom thought written in honor of the timeless value of human knowledge: “Omnia mea mecum porto”

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