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Italians in the World – ‘Postcard from another Italy’

A young engineer living in Paris is the focus of the new segment of “Postcard from another Italy”, the web-series created by 9colonne with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Directorate General for Italians in the World and Migration Policies.

A young aerospace engineer in Paris

“I’ve been living in Paris for three years now, working for PSA Peugeot Citroën”, says Giacomo Rossitto: 27 years old, with a degree in aerospace engineering from Rome’s La Sapienza University. After completing an Erasmus project at the Paris Polytechnic, he is now working on his doctoral thesis in experimental aerodynamic engineering applied to automobiles. Giacomo wasted no time distinguishing himself, patenting innovative “solutions for the control of aerodynamic flows” while still completing an internship at PSA Peugeot Citroën.

First an Erasmus student and later an employee, Giacomo found his path in Paris and has become well integrated. “It’s a city that offers a lot of opportunity; from small jobs to major ones. After my doctorate, I will have to decide whether to pursue a university or business career. For the time being, I can’t see my future in Italy, but I’m not ruling our leaving France and possibly living in another European city. Here in Paris, in any case, I have no lack of Italian friends”. With these years of study abroad under his belt, he is now able to compare the Italian and French university systems: “Our theoretical base is surely better, but once students in France finish their studies, they are much more marketable because they have the chance to accumulate significant experience”.

The new emigration

“Postcard from another Italy” travels the world in search of the new emigration, contacting young Italians that have decided to try an experience abroad, either by choice or for necessity, maintaining that invisible bond that unites them with Italy through their stories. Each week a new video interview on the website or the “Nove Colonne” Youtube channel.

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