Federico’s home university is "Foro Italico" in Rome. The "Foro Italico" university is devoted to sport science. Federico arrived in Rovaniemi on 14 August and started traineeship on 15/08.
Federico decided to come to Lapland University of Applied Sciences because he likes the Finnish teaching method that is based on the idea of student independence and skills-based curriculum. Other attractiveness factor is Finnish nature! Federico praises the landscape around his studies as wonderful.
Federico stays with the Finnish landscape for six months, which means that he becomes familiar with various seasons that Lapland provides. In Lapland University of Applied Sciences Federico has various tasks. First, he is doing a practical training with several courses of judo (children and teenagers) and he is writing a review about AMID project (Athletic Migration in Dual Career) that will be his final exam at "Foro Italico" University. Secondly, he is implementing a course regarding human in cold. Thirdly, he has many kinds of support tasks linked with the AMiD project.
Federico has met many people during the orientation week and has made friendships with exchange students and tutors of Lapland University of Applied Sciences. He gets along well with local teachers and colleagues.
The tutors of Lapland University of Applied Sciences support the integration for the exchange students. The tutors are available to help the exchange students about everything (studies, practicalities and leisure). Every Thursday there is a tutor park where exchange students can come and ask questions or get help from tutors. In the end, once at semester they organize a trip for exchange students!
Photo: Federico Palumbo from University of Rome and Niko Niemisalo, staff of Lapland University of Applied Sciences