Ivan Witker

Ivan Witker
  • Motto: I was a student at the Charles university during the 80s including Diplom and PhDr. It´s already a long time ago but the city, the theaters, the cinemas, the coffees and the people continue to be the same as that time. Maybe more and nicer.
  • Country of origin: Chile
  • Situation: Alumni (finished studying in the Czech Republic)
  • Higher education institution: Charles University
  • Field of study: Journalism
  • Level of study: Doctoral

What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?

The cultural life of the city, including the wonderful language and the beauty of the countryside. I have only gratitude to this country, which became a part of my mind.

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?

Absolutely of the very first moment at Zahradky near Ceská Lípa where I learned the Czech language.

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

Till my arriving in the Czech lands I´ve been wrongly convinced that the best beer was the Bavarian one. My biggest surprise was some inscrutable cases of the Czech grammar.

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

The student life at the Faculty and at the residences (kolej) was really memorable.

How do you think your time in the Czech Republic has helped your studies and/or your career?

Undoubtedly decisive.

Do you have any advice for students thinking about studying in the Czech Republic?

Be prepared to find people with strong sense of identity.

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