Salome Svanidze: DASI Secretary, 2018-19
Position at DASI: Secretary
Previous Education: BA in Modern Foreign Languages at Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Growing up in Austria as a Georgian, I was surrounded by different cultures from a young age. Even before starting my undergraduate studies in Baltimore, I knew that I wanted to pursue my studies in the field of diplomacy and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien is one of the best places for it. In combination with diplomacy, languages are crucial in an international world. That's the reason why I decided to study English, German, and French for my Bachelor's degree.
To be successful in the world of diplomacy, it is very important to be prepared to face challenges in many areas; the Academy offers therefore four main areas, in which students gain very practical knowledge in order to overcome these challenges and this is one of many other factors that I appreciate about this excellent institution. I'm certain that graduating from this Academy will improve my job perspectives in the future.