I am Brazilian and I left my country to continue my studies in Italy. I am a master degree student in Human Rights at the Università degli Studi di Padova. The theme Migration calls my attention, first, because it’s connected to my field of studies, Human Rights and also it’s an important matter nowadays.

On the other hand, I am a migrant, I left my country and my family, so I could have a better education and a chance to live others experiences, an opportunity to improve not only my academic life, but also a personal development. I can say that is not easy to leave your whole life behind and search for a new one, but it’s an enriching and rewarding experience, you are able to discover new things, open up your mind; be connected with different people, find new places and learn
another language.

However, not always migration is a good thing, sometimes people are forced to leave their homes and find another country to live in. Migration, nowadays, became such an important matter to talk about and discuss, because it is something that happens everywhere and anytime for different reasons. We can see its importance to the economy and to the culture of the countries, as well as a problem sometimes. At this point, I believe taking part in ISFIT, a festival of students where the main discussion topic is Migration, is a chance to improve the knowledge on this topic from different points of view, an opportunity to see what students from all over the world have to say about migration and share your own experiences.

Finally, it’s essential to keep an open mind, be willing to share experiences and to learn from others, a chance to understand why migration happens and what this can affect the country, but more specifically the person that leaves.

Disclaimer: This article is not written by ISFiT and all credits for text and pictures go to Nathalie Gurgel, Ambassador ISFiT19.