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Hi there,
I've recently arrived to Lugano and I'm interested in new acquaintances. I'm a PhD student at the USI, making a study in computational mathematics. Before that I was Software Engineer in Russia. I enjoy gym (couldn't find one there), playing guitar (progressive rock), and programming. I don't speak Italian and that lead to troubles there because almost nobody speaks English.
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Hi there,
I've recently arrived to Lugano and I'm interested in new acquaintances. I'm a PhD student at the USI, making a study in computational mathematics. Before that I was Software Engineer in Russia. I enjoy gym (couldn't find one there), playing guitar (progressive rock), and programming. I don't speak Italian and that lead to troubles there because almost nobody speaks English.
Get an Italian-speaking girlfriend, and you'll learn quick enough!

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Well, I'd like to find Italian-speaking girlfriend and girls there are very beautiful. I hope I'll find one
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Re: New in Lugano

Hi Cyril! Well, at USI most people do speak English, as many master degree courses are taught in this language. There's plenty of activities that USI students can enjoy - including sports. Many of these activities are free for USI students others will be at reduced fees. there's also plenty of gyms in Lugano and playing fields (where you can play football, basketball and so on).

Also, there should be Italian classes available at USI for foreign students. Have a look here (student services) and here (language courses).
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check online communities like meetup.com and internations, they organise regular meetings for english speakers. And yes, knowing Italian or at least German/French makes living here much easier
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Hi Cyril,
really you love progressive rock and play guitar!?I teach guitar and love that music...let's get together and jam!
ciaooooooo
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