Students feedback

The International Master Relmed is born from the former master Mediterranean Cultural Studies, which was held in the URV since 2003. Here after some experiencies from the students of that Master programme.

The following videos show the feedback of the RelMed Master last edition 2012-2014.

Dina Habib (Egypt)

Isaac Owusu (Ghana)


Selin Altunkaynak (Turkey)

Noor Ogly (Syria)

Riccardo Mazzucchelli (Italy)

Müge Kalender (Turkey)


Alessandra Fani (Italy)

The Master on Mediterranean Cultural Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona has been a key experience to my training both from an academic and personal point of view.

On one hand, I had the opportunity to learn about topics related to the Mediterranean, which were new to me and to go in-depth with some aspects of Arab societies already knew part of my degree in Italy. On the other hand, multicultural environment in the programme, because of both teachers and peers, has allowed me to come into direct contact with cultural aspects of different Mediterranean countries, enriching my knowledge and my personality.


Rana Haffar (Syria)

The master was a new experience to me. I came to Tarragona especially for the Master, I had a good command of French and English, and the advantage was that we were allowed to submit our works in the language of our choice. I did not speak Spanish, but now I do it perfectly. Having finished the Master I can say I have really learned a lot at personal and academic levels. The internship offers opportunities to follow a professional life or to go on with the Research.


Noor Sheikh Ogly (Syria)

Being a part of this program was one of the most interesting and enriching experiences of my life. not only on the academic level where I had the opportunity to attend classes for some of the best academics , but also on the personal level, being a part of a group with people from different parts of the world, where we all have different languages and different backgrounds yet all of us could communicate, share our thoughts, and discover our common ground.

For me it was the best way to learn about other cultures; by making friendships, getting to know the small details about each other, details that one can’t find in a book or an article.


Gökhan Duman (Turkey)

After graduating from Political Science I decided to continue my studies with this master program. During the program we had visitor professors from various countries which was a good opportunity to see different perspectives and dimensions on Mediterranean in a multidisciplinary system with three different languages. I can say that after this master program I feel enriched both on academical and social level. I’m happy to say that this master was a unique experience on my academic life.


Didem DOGANYILMAZ (Turkey)

This programme gave me the chance to become a well-knowing person about the Mediterranean region with perspectives of different professors from different countries. The thing that makes it more special for me was its being multilingual. With many different point of views in different discourses and methods, this master programme had let many qualified people graduated and will be. Being a part of this “international team” was a great pleasure.


Kheira Nasri (Algeria)

The Master has been very interesting, for me and diverse, we were, both Teachers and students, from different countries: Spain, Italy, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Syria, Germany, etc. This facilitated us to interchange ideas, experiences and points of view. Besides the diversity on the subjects (European and Arab culture, politics in the Mediterranean area, economy, Immigration, religion, etc..), its led me to discover new areas of knowledge and t learn more about the Mediterranean. Besides that, to me personally, it has helped me to focus in the research about the Muslim women from Maghreb. As woman and Muslim from Maghreb, the master encouraged me to research about my reality and that is why I am thankful to it.


Giacomo Arnaboldi (Italy)

The situation of nowadays in Middle East, which is the southern shores of the European Mare Nostrum, requires not only attention to its historical dimension, but tools of analysis and reflection that can best reflect the multiple aspects and complex structures. In this sense, the master en Mediterranean Cultural Studies - I participated in the academic year 2009-2010 - in my opinion offers a range of different approaches, making it perhaps one of the most comprehensive educational offerings in the current academic landscape for the study of cultural and geopolitical dynamics of the Mediterranean countries. Where this educational program has required a subsequent work of integration - which has been, in my opinion, the most productive and interesting - a parallel path of specialization (which the master seems to propose in its newly revised version) can provide some more effective planning to open a multidisciplinary approach. A stimulating experience, after all, that opened me significantly to a “Mediterranean” world in many unknown aspects.


Olivera Taban (Romania)

The master has been to me a lesson in maturity, a journey through the Mediterranean culture and societies in a direct and interactive way right through the teachers as guides. Contact a complex world totally new to me, the Arab world, along with a variety of classmates from all over the Mediterranean. It has been an exercise in respect, tolerance, acceptance and friendship, beyond the academic value that a master class can offer.