Nur Amalina Shamsun Nahar

Nur Amalina Shamsun Nahar
  • Motto: Life is too short to stay in one place. You'll find me either eating, exploring, bouldering or making new friends wherever I go!
  • Country of origin: Singapore
  • Situation: Student (currently studying in the Czech Republic)
  • Higher education institution: Charles University
  • Field of study: Social Sciences
  • Level of study: Bachelor

What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?

Firstly, I have family and some friends who live in the Czech Republic, so it's always been a place I like to come to a visit. The Czech Republic is in central Europe, which is great for a university location. Why? CR is rich in culture, history, and you can travel and visit so many other neighbouring countries.

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?

I'm studying Social Sciences at Charles University, and everything has been great so far! The teachers are passionate and accommodating. They are always willing to help and answer your questions. The difference from Singapore is the CU feels like a smaller and more tight-knit community.

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

The amount of freedom and control you have over your study and living choices!

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

What I've enjoyed most is meeting different classmates from all around the world. Everyone has different stories and backgrounds. It's a thing I won't be able to get if I were studying in Singapore.

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

It has made me more independent, and I've been able to explore my interest in Social Sciences. It has taken me out of my comfort zone and forced me to grow.

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

If you are looking for a challenging yet chill and welcoming university to go to, give the Czech Republic a try! There is always someone out there to help you, and you won't regret it :)

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