Stefano Zordan

Coming to Maynooth was one of the most significant and positive choices of my entire life.

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Now that my second year in Maynooth has come to an end, I am in the right position to rethink and critically assess my choice. Without denying the initial and ongoing moments of difficulty, I will however never be tired of repeating that coming to Maynooth was one of the most significant and positive choices of my entire life.

As the only full-time non-Irish student on my course, I have undoubtedly experienced some cultural and linguistic problems, which have promptly been resolved though, thanks to the helpful attitude of the lecturers and the general friendly atmosphere of the college.

My attraction for Saint Patrick’s was firstly inspired by the superb beauty of its campus and it was motivated by the offer of a joint degree in Theology and Arts (BATh). To these reasons (certainly reconfirmed) I can now add the peculiar nature of this place, an extremely student-oriented reality where the rich Christian heritage lives in a constant relation of dialogue with other fields of study, resulting in a challenging and enriching learning and living environment, where my different background is valued and finds proper expression.

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