Starting this year, students, and teaching staff from the Faculty of Letters of "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, can study the Italian language and culture. Carla Alexa Dodi is an Italian language and literature lecturer who came to Galati to befriend the philologists with the language of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.

Teaching staff and journalist with a passion for geography and travel, Carla Dodi has a doctorate in comparative literature, held in France at the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne. She worked for many years as a freelance photographer and journalist and wrote for numerous magazines in Italy, France, and England. The adventure in the world of teaching began in Egypt, at the University of Cairo, where Carla initiated students, for five years, into the secrets of the Italian language and culture. After this experience, she returned to Italy to take some exams and returned as a teacher of Italian language and literature, first in Iasi, at the Faculty of Letters whitin "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, where she taught students for three years, and now in Galati, at "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati.

Carla speaks fluent English and French and is currently learning Romanian. "My mother is a teacher, and I didn't expect to follow in her footsteps, but I discovered that I like to study language and literature and then teach it," says Carla Alexa Dodi. Hiking is her second passion, which brought her closer to the Macin mountains, which she is now researching as a graduate of the Faculty of Geology.

Carla Alexa Dodi teaches Italian language and literature to interested students from all bachelor's and master's programs within the Faculty of Letters and says she wants to start a master's degree in geography or science and environment in Galati. From the second semester, the courses are also addressed to teaching staff from DJUG, and if there is demand, they can be organized through the Department of Continuous Training and Technological Transfer within the University, and for the public.