Have Five: How Romanian students are seen from a Romanian’s experience.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce you my lovely colleague Sintia Fanea, a fierce and unstoppable young lady from Satu Mare.
Here are her Have Five facts:
1. ‘Romanian? Haaahh, awesome! Dracula!’
Yes, once you slipped the word that you are from Count Dracula’s land everybody immediately subtly touches their silver crosses. Just in case.
2.‘How come your English is so good? I wasn’t exactly expecting this!
’TIP: if this wasn’t impressive enough for them, try telling them you’ve been studying it for at least 12 years now, or that you are actually a polyglot. You’ll be like a God/dess.
3.‘Romania? That’s uhm..errrr… where? Is it in Europe?’
Hahahaha, Jeez no. It’s somewhere between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan! But, for some reason, we are in the EU as well. I guess we’re just special.
4.‘Your language sounds like Russian combined with Spanish!’
*insert history lesson about the Latin roots and Slavic influences here*
5.‘God, you’re so dedicated to your work at Uni!’
B* please, after learning hundreds of pages of literary analysis by heart in high school, writing press releases and pitching is a piece of cake!
Thank you Sintia! For more of what you just tasted check out her work here: