Alexa Perez

Alexa Perez
  • Motto: Don't waste time on what might have been. Pursue your dreams.
  • Country of origin: Philippines
  • Situation: Student (currently studying in Czechia)
  • Higher education institution: Masaryk University
  • Field of study: International Relations and European Politics
  • Level of study: Bachelor

What made you decide to study in Czechia?

I considered the quality education it offers, the international atmosphere, and the low cost of living, and Czechia is one of the safest countries in the world.

Did your studies meet your expectations? How did you find the study programme, instructors, university facilities? Were there any differences from studying in your country?

Studying in Czechia exceeded my expectations. I enjoy learning from my professors and colleagues as I feel no judgment. I also like the interactive and engaging methods of teaching. It is very manageable, practical, and motivating to study at university.

What was the biggest surprise with regard to studying or living in Czechia?

I was surprised that the study-life balance is very much attainable here. There's time for socializing, working, and studying without it being a hassle.

What was your most memorable experience or what did you enjoy most as a student in Czechia?

As a student here, I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and learning about their first-hand experiences in life. I also enjoy the central location of Czechia as it is very accessible and easy to travel to nearby countries.

How do you think your time in Czechia has helped your studies and/or your career?

Not only do I learn within my classrooms, but also from colleagues who specialize in fields I am interested in. My time here has helped me build my network and connections, which will benefit my future career.

Do you have any advice for students thinking about studying in Czechia?

Go for it. I had doubts and fear in the beginning but having stayed for a year here now, I can say that moving here was the best decision I made. I would advice you to consider the level of safety, quality education, affordable cost of living, and student life that the Czech Republic has to offer. There are lots of opportunities awaiting for you.