Ivan Alić

Ivan Alić
  • Motto: My mobility period in the Czech Republic was a wonderful experience that I will never forget.
  • Country of origin: Croatia
  • Situation: Alumni (finished studying in the Czech Republic)
  • Higher education institution: University of West Bohemia
  • Field of study: Czech language and literature
  • Level of study: International Summer Language School

What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?

I was a student of the Czech language and literature so I wanted to spend some time in the Czech Republic to perfect my Czech language skills but also to participate in an international exchange program.

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. The whole program was very well organized. The teachers were well prepared and professional. We've also had wonderful support from the Office for International Cooperation at the University of Plzen.

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

I've meet a lot of people from the Czech Republic before my stay there but I was again blown away but the fact how the people there are friendly, honest and smart.

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

The program was very good and the teachers at the University of Plzen were amazing. I was a foreign student there but I felt very welcome.

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

The experience helped me to develop further my language skills and the stay in the Czech Republic to want to become a translator for the Czech language. It also motivated me to finish my studies at my home university as soon as possible. I still translate from the Czech language from time to time but the experience of student exchange has in a way lead my to my current job seeing that I work on international student and teacher exchange programs.

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

My advice to everyone thinking about studying in the Czech Republic is: Go for it! You will not regret it! You are guaranteed to have a wonderful professional and personal experience in the Czech Republic!

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