It seemed yesterday that I packed my baggage heading for Germany leaving my deepest affections at home. Mixed emotions were in my heart ranging from excitement, because I was going to live alone independently abroad, but also nervousness because I was going to study and work in a foreign language. Indeed, new challenges immediately emerged due to the linguistic barriers, but also due to the cultural shocks and the new routine. As an example, the full day lessons at the Cooperative State University Mosbach looked unbearable and never-ending. Even the closed shops on Sunday were a weird idea for me since everything is open on that day in Italy. Luckily, time and the support of the colleagues of TecAlliance helped me adapting to the new life. Above all, I learnt that you must never be afraid of asking if you have not understood something. If you ask for help, help will be given at any time, but you should not expect that help comes alone. Now, after three long years, the end of the dual study has almost approached. Although home sickness is still present sometimes, I can affirm that studying with TecAlliance has been the best decision which I could ever make. A heartful thank you goes especially to our Group Manager Vocational Training Kerstin who has supported me with much patience and cared about my professional growth.