Uarreno Messias (Mozambique) studying at Reunion: “My experience shows that it is possible” – co-development

Uarreno Messias (Mozambique) studying at Reunion: “My experience shows that it is possible” – co-development

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After M1 with French as a foreign language, he continued his studies in Reunion at M2 Information-Communication

Saturday 17 September 2022


Uarreno Messias comes from Mozambique and is enrolled in the second year of the Master of Information and Communication. He remembers the journey that led him to enroll at the University of La Reunion as part of a project that could lead him to become a journalist.


Why this choice for the University of La Reunion when you live in Mozambique?

Orino Messias Mozambique: The country’s official language is Portuguese, which is surrounded by English-speaking countries. In Mozambique, I studied French as part of “French as a Foreign Language” until Masters 1.

I was looking for a French university to continue my studies and discovered Reunion University thanks to Campus France. I received an Excellence Scholarship from the University of La Reunion, which gave me the opportunity to enroll in the second year of a master’s degree in Information Communication. I plan to become a journalist.

Is Reunion known in Mozambique?

Orino Messias : In Mozambique, Reunion is known by people involved in politics, as well as in education. They know Reunion through the web. But the fact that the Portuguese language in Mozambique brings difficulties in accessing information about Reunion.

Can your experience inspire citizens?

Orino Messias : I think it is important to open the doors to the world. I am a Mozambican and I am enrolled in a master’s degree in a university where French is the language of instruction.

It appears that it is possible. I hope this will lead young people to learn French. Because in my experience, they see it as a way to open up to the world.

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