Oana BESNEA, a resident committed to Peace

Why did you choose to study in France?

“I am Romanian and Romania is French-speaking and Francophile. I studied French for eight years; my French teacher, who was also a geographer, inspired me to want to deepen my knowledge of both French and Geography. I arrived in Brest three years ago on an Erasmus exchange, on a Bachelor’s degree course in Coastal Management. I liked it, so I stayed.”

Why have you committed yourself to projects concerning peace?

“The Campus is a place which makes you want to become involved, to put your skills at the service of others. This year, I am secretary of the ADCR, the Assembly of the Residents’ Committees and President of the Committee in my residence.

The work that we do is for me the essence of the idea of peace. Together, among people of different nationalities, different languages, different principles, we create projects, which we implement for the Campus as a whole. I want to work in conflict prevention, in an international or European context.

It is thus linked directly to the issue of peace. I would have wanted, by being involved, to contribute to extending the network of the International Campus. To give back a little to the Campus, which has given me so much.”