Diego Oswaldo Camacho Vega

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

PhD Stay at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University Of Bucharest, Romania 2013

To whom it may concern,
In this document I would like to express my experience at the University of Bucharest in the city of Bucharest in Romania. I had been living in Bucharest for around four months in 2013, during which time I had attended a PhD stay in at the Faculty of Sociology and the Faculty of Journalism and Communication. During my stay I had acquired much knowledge about topics related to my research named “Social Networking Sites in social capital acquisition”. On the other hand, I could create an instrument to compare Mexican, Romanian and Austrian students.
I consider my experience there a very important experience in my professional development because I had the opportunity to show my work to high level professors and researchers, all of them helped me a lot and they were very helpful not only in my academic work, also they helped me to feel myself like another Romanian student.
However, the most important thing to develop my studies there was the generous help from my adviser Valentina Marinescu, who really treated me like a researcher, not only like student. Her advice turned me in a future researcher and a better person. She facilitated me all the necessaryto show my work and receive advice from other professional researchers around Romania and Bulgaria, specifically from the University of Bucharest, University of Sibiu, University of Craiova, Romanian Academia of Sociology, Plovdiv University PaisiiHilendarski, etc. From these universities or institutions, I have learned to publish better works and make better presentations. I am sure that without my experience there my professional development would not be the same.
Last, and maybe the most important, my experience have permitted me understand better new global environments and respect the work and intelligence of Romanian people. I never though before about it but I understood that Romania have many brilliant people that can help to my country and other countries, of course these people deserve to be considered for high quality projects worldwide.
Of course I had the opportunity to know many places in Romania and travel to other countries. But I´m impressed about your natural landscapes and historical places. Also I have loved your culture including your history, your food, etc. But your people is without a doubt the most beautiful that you have. I conserve many friends form there that currently are helping me to be a better researcher and a better person.


Diego Oswaldo Camacho Vega
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - LIP6 (MOCAH Team)
diego.camacho@uabc.edu.mx (main e-mail address)

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