§ after being awarded a very generous price by the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore for my short story "Futurama o Sacrificio_d_love" in 2008, I decided to "reinvest" part of the sum in my lifelong education.
As I had begun trying my hand at journalism a couple of years before, and I really enjoyed it, I chose to attend the then brand-new post-graduate course in Journalism Translation & Copy Editing at the Roman LUISS Business School.
As the course was held by the Italian weekly Internazionale & their editorial staff, the programme mainly revolved around English > Italian editing & translations.
More than the course, I enjoyed the ensuing 3-months training & internship as a journalism translator with the Rome-based but internationally renowned press agency IPS .
§ In 2002 I graduated at the SSLMIT - Scuola di Lingue e Letterature, Traduzione & Interpretazione (Faculty of Translation & Interpretation).
english & Spanish are my main foreign languages since 1998,
but I have also studied German from elementary school (!) to 1995, when I got my degree in translation & business correspondence at this very same university in Forlì.
Things were so different back then that only university curricula have changed, but even the faculty name is almost unrecognizable - and way too long to bother besides SSLMIT)!
I spent the academic year 1997-1998 at the University of Warwick, as an Erasmus international exchange student. There, I attended courses of Spanish and sociology, I worked as a temp on campus and took on a couple of other jobs to support myself.
Low cost flying didn't exist in those days, and life wasn't easy in Coventry.
But I still value my work experience at the Red Rooster! Its loud customers and not-exactly-lounge-bar-ambience are spot on now that I take part to an in-prison newsroom project here in Trento!
§ Lifelong Learning
To make a long story short, I will list here the main non-academic courses I have attended
2012-2013 education programme in multicultural psychology & counseling (Trento)
2009 educational training on vocal hygiene and public speaking (Trento)
2008-2010 creative writing courses and workshops (Trento)
* open source translation course
* women’s entrepreneurship course & internship training
* Journalism history & writing techniques
*sustainable construction and development co-operation
* Portuguese, sustainable tourism & international cooperation
1998-1999 L. da Vinci EU LLP vocational training in Portugal:
intensive course of Portuguese in Lisbon & 2 months internship in hotel*** in