Hi my name is Malinda, I am 21 years old and I am from Italy.
I am studying at the University of Leicester but at the same time work at McDonald's in Wigston. Many say that it is difficult to work and study but I say that everything is in how you manage time, in fact, I can even volunteer.
When I arrived in the UK in 2020, I didn't have many friends at the time and because of the lockdown I felt very lonely, so I started volunteering to be involved in what I would call "daily life".
Over time I began to feel like part of a family, a big family, and in a certain ways due to my age, I felt like a child among so many people who have lived their own lives with so many beautiful stories to tell.
I am really happy to have joined them and to have started my experience in this country which was completely new.
I am grateful to be part of a beautiful family and to be part of such a beautiful reality.