Melis Deniz : Roma Tre University, Italy

Hi everyone, my name is Melis Deniz, I’m a 3rd-year undergraduate student at Haliç University, Department of English Translation and Interpreting. I studied at Roma Tre University in the fall semester of the 2022-2023 academic year as an Erasmus student. I completed my study in the “Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures” department at Roma Tre University.

I wanted to do my Erasmus in Italy because I have a compulsory Italian course in my department. I wanted to know Italian culture better and improve my Italian skills and I can say that I ended up being very happy with my choice.

The lectures at Roma Tre University were very enjoyable thanks to the activities such as museum visits organized by the professors, and the building of the campus was very advanced technologically. The exam system was different from the system in our country, all of our exams were in the form of oral exams, the lectures I took improved me a lot.

While I was studying at Roma Tre University, I had the chance to meet with the esteemed professor of our English Translation and Interpreting Department at Haliç University, Özgür Çavuşoğlu, and I attended one of the lectures he gave to Italian students at Roma Tre University.

Through my experience, I visited 7 more countries besides Italy including France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany Czechia, Slovakia, and 26 different cities in total. Every country and city I have visited and all the people I have met have made a great contribution to me and changed my perspective positively on life.

I would like to thank Haliç University and Erasmus Office for giving us the opportunity to have these beautiful experiences. I hope more students can take advantage of these opportunities in the future.