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October 12, 2021 49 min

Pietro Rossini, 29, is a Xaverian Missionary from Salerno, Italy, and is pursuing his Master’s of Science in Journalism at Boston University. Pietro has recently completed an ESL program at Framingham State University and is the host of his own podcast, Mission Outlook. Simon and Pietro delve into his upbringing, a deep connection with family and culture, and his journey into discovering himself through his studies and travels.


  • 01:58 - Pietro speaks of his upbringing, early life, and the impact of family growing up in Salerno, Italy.
  • 04:23 - How did your parents and their careers influence you?
  • 07:50 - What are you most grateful for?
  • 11:22 - Who were the most influential people in your life?
  • 15:30 - Who is someone dead that you would like to spend a day with?
  • 17:32 - If you were cremated, where would you want your ashes spread? If you were buried, where would you like to be buried?
  • 19:57 - History of the Xaverian Mission
  • 22:49 - How did you first get involved as a Xaverian Missionary?
  • 26:00 - Pietro speaks of his podcast and the decision to pursue journalism
  • 34:16 - What helps you adapt to change? Pietro’s Blog Post, “Remote Learning: Hurdle or Chance?”
  • 37:14 - When you first came to the U.S., did you have any expectations of what it would be like? Did the reality match your expectations?
  • 40:57 - What are some stereotypes you feel that Americans have of international students?
  • 44:33 - Are there any customs or traditions in the U.S. that you would like to see in Italy?
  • 45:28 - Are there any customs from Italy that you would like to see brought to the U.S.? 
  • 46:51 - What’s your favorite English slang word?
    Boston University

    Framingham State University 

    Salerno, Italy

    Xaverian Missionary

    Remote Learning: Hurdle or Chance Blog Post

    Studying Abroad: Expectations vs. Reality 

    American Slang Words

    Pietro’s Podcast

    Instagram @pietro.rossini_sx 

    Twitter @PietroRossini 

    LinkedIn @pietro-rossini 





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