Monica Ferrari

it_IT  Italy

"This is my chance."

    I was born in the USA, but I grew up in Italy. At the end of the University I moved to Milan to work in various publishing houses.

    In 2014 my husband had the opportunity to leave Italy, a country with no more opportunities for professional growth and a country where teenagers are hard to grow up, and to come to Luxembourg.

    I was afraid it would be difficult to transfer my two kids (age 11 and 12) but we all fall in love with the Grad-Duchy. I’m sure that Luxembourg is the right place to grow up my kids

    What studies did you do and what is your main activity?

    I graduated in Modern Literature with a Master in Communication science and I have been working as an Editor for 20 years.

    How long have you been in Luxembourg?

    I arrived in Luxembourg in August 2015.

    Which reason took you to Luxembourg?

    My husband received a job offer in Luxembourg.

    Tell us few things that have surprised you when first arrived?

    The weater is unpredictable… during the same day it can rain, snow and sunshine!

    People speak many languages, but if you start the day greetings with “Gudde moien”… they will also be friendly and cooperative!

    Can you give me 3 adjectives to describe your life in the Grand Duchy?

    International, easy and creative.

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

    I would miss the safety of Luxembourg: growing up two adolescents here it’s a dream! And of course all my new friends from all around the world!

    Tell us what is your preferred district in Luxembourg and why?

    I really like the Grund: it’s a cheerful district, with many ancients buildings and close to the Grund elevator there are a lot of nice brasseries and small shops.

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

    It’s not a word, but an expression “Essere italiani”: it is our capability to cope with the worst situations everywhere and always smiling.

    For which reason have you decided to join the JUST ARRIVED Ambassadors club?

    When I first arrived in Luxembourg it was hard to rebuild a new life, so I’d like to share my experiences with other people moving to Luxembourg.


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