Alexandr Avtukhov

Alexandr Avtukhov
  • Motto: I studied at CZU from 2010 to 2013 as an Erasmus Mundus exchange student
  • Country of origin: Russian Federation
  • Situation: Alumni (finished studying in the Czech Republic)
  • Higher education institution: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Field of study: Data and information transfer.
  • Level of study: Erasmus Mundus

What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?

My friends studied in the Czech Republic and were extremely positive about it. Plus I always wanted to visit Prague.

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?

My university in Russia works closely with CZU, so many of my professors were familiar with educational programs in the Czech Republic. Thanks to my connections in the department I found the right program and the right advisor for me.

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

To be honest, I didn't like public transportation and rarely used it. But life in the Czech Republic has shown me that buses and subways can be super punctual, clean, and just plain cool. I even switched from a car to public transport, in Prague it is simply delightful.

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

I liked everything in the Czech Republic, and I was especially comfortable in Prague.

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

The time I spent in the Czech Republic helped me a lot in terms of broadening my horizons and perception of the world. The Czech Republic was the first country I went to from Russia, and it is still my favorite. Whenever I traveled further in Europe I stopped at least for 1 day in Prague.

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

I would advise you to make the most of all the opportunities that come up in the process of getting an education in the center of Europe. It's a great springboard for a career, for new connections and communications.

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