Ahmed Salem

Ahmed Salem
  • Motto: Diversity brings us all under the roof of enjoying high standard education oppurtunities.
  • Country of origin: Yemen
  • Situation: Student (currently studying in the Czech Republic)
  • Higher education institution: University of Pardubice
  • Field of study: Medical Laboratory
  • Level of study: Bachelor

What made you decide to study in the Czech Republic?

Indeed, there are more than a reason to be here because I have searched a lot about Czech Republic and found out that it is a once life opportunity to discover new place, culture, language and enjoy diversity with a really affordable education to all.

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?

At a certain point, studying in Czech is going to my expectations since I’m coming from a war zone country making Czech education is so much better and different of the teaching methods that are being used at universities and I have personally observed that. For example, we don’t have multiple answer questions or oral exams in my home country makes it here so different and new in order to develop the learning process. I have chosen my program of Medical Laboratory and Pardubice university after I went through intensive process of searching into all Czech universities and finding what will suit me most.

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

Actually, there was not a thing that is called a surprise since I have been studying abroad before and was not my first time living alone. What I would say is that the language, culture and university method of education made me fascinated and inspired by that but it needs more dedication, hard work and organized personality with a long term goal of success.

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

I’m still student and discovering Czech deeply but what I found out younger generations are more welcoming once you get along with him while older generations love you once you communicate with them in Czech because language is always a barrier all over the world. I have this combination experience when I had volunteered at elderly home in Mariánské lázně during 2016-2017. Indeed, I’m doing my best to enjoy life here through building connections, volunteering and helping one another.

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

Exposing oneself to any culture, environment and learning new language is always a plus of building a personal independence, responsibility, leadership and widen personal perspectives so I can be a better decision maker and opportunities seeker. Absolutely this would help me being a better educator and employee of the experience and knowledge I earned from a respected high education institution in Czech Republic.

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

Yes, i tis always great to give a chance for yourself to be open for others and get out of your comfort zone so you could learn more, discover more and always go in personal developing process in various aspects of life.

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