Student Profiles

Pedro, Venezuela

Tell me a bit about yourself!

Hi! I’m Pedro, and I’m from Valencia, Venezuela. I’m 24 years old, and I studied International Business in Panama, where I’ve been living since I was 18. I like sports, and extreme sports like surfing, horse riding,  hiking. But football is one of my favourites. And I love talking to people!

Have you talked to a lot of Maltese people?

Yes, I have met a few Maltese people in a park where I go to workout. Those guys have been showing me around the island.

Have you made new friends in Malta?

Yes! That’s one of the facts I love the most about Malta – the multiculturality. I’ve been able to meet new people at the school, as well as outside of the school, like in touristic places.

When you came to Malta what places did you want to visit?

Valletta, for sure, it’s the capital! And I really want to visit Mdina, but I haven’t had the chance yet.

Have you been anywhere in Malta that you would recommend to other students?

The Blue Lagoon, in Comino, and Valletta are beautiful. But my favourite place is Portomaso Bay! It’s not surrounded by many people, so you can relax and just look at the boats. It’s quite quiet.

Are you going to travel while you are here in Malta?

I want to, but I have to wait for my passport. It was easy to come to Malta, because I didn’t need a Visa, but now I have to wait before travelling around Europe. I want to go to Greece, Paris, Spain… And I would also like to go to Egypt since it’s so close to Malta.

Is Malta different from your country?

The airport is very similar to the one in  Valencia, and the weather is also pretty much the same. The biggest difference is the driving and the way the streets are constructed here. Like, they don’t have highways. I also miss the mountains back in Venezuela! They don’t have any here.

How would you describe your first week in Atlas?

I was very excited, because I dreamed about coming here for so long. My first week was kinda like I expected, in a good way!

What has been the most memorable thing about studying at Atlas?

The International Dinner! It was great because we had the chance to share dishes from different countries.

What do you think about Atlas now?

I love it. The teachers are very prepared to transmit the lessons, and they are very nice too. The staff is always available to help you if you have any questions. 

If you were to recommend Atlas to your best friend, what would you say?

It’s a very good school to study because people take care of the students and our progress. If we have any weak points in English, the teachers immediately try to help with that. Even the process to get to Atlas Malta is very easy. The people who help us are friendly, the payments are very safe, and the school has a lot of credibility.