Djenita Cacan



    Djenita, how long have you been in Luxembourg?

    I live in Luxembourg since September 2011. Having settled in the Bonnevoie district from the first day I grew closer and got used to this very crowded and lively neighborhood.
    Recently, we moved to Schifflange which I am still discovering as our new commune.

    Which reason took you from Bosnia to Luxembourg?

    I came here to join my husband who was transferred to the seat of the same company for which he worked in Bosnia. At that moment, I thought it was a great opportunity for me personally in order to enrich my knowledge and get new professional experience. I finished economy with focus on banking and insurance. After a short experience in the Tax Administration in Bosnia, I`m looking for new challenges in Luxembourg.

    What is you life in Luxembourg?

    My life in Luxembourg is characterized by continuous learning and improvement of languages. I spend precious time with my girls, exploring about new things, shorter trips whenever possible…I could say that sometimes I feel like a tourist even I have been here for a full 4 years.

    What aspect of Luxembourg would you miss if you had to leave tomorrow?

    If I have to leave tomorrow from Luxembourg, I would say that would have missed the most friends I made here, but also open-mind way of thinking. I spent only beautiful moments here. And I certainly would not have regrets.

    Can you give me one word in your language which is impossible to translate into other languages?

    It is quite natural that some words in the mother language can`t be translated into other languages. And for me one of  these  words is word  “Merak”. It is a very positive and powerful word, which reflects a lot of emotions and shades of pleasure, good mood and inner harmony with ourselves.

    I would like to represent my country in a beautiful light, to break the existing prejudices towards Bosnia. But also to help newcomers to Luxembourg, specially when they come from Bosnia, and share my experiences. I am pleased by the fact that through this project I will learn a lot about other cultures and customs.


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