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I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

With a bit of exaggeration, the 25-year-old doctoral candidate Alexandra Šmídová-Pysarieva from Faculty of Social Studies in Brno claims that the Eastern Ukraine Conflict was a blessing in disguise for her. „If there was not a war at my home I would not have my son in my lap,“ describes a woman who decided eight years ago to move from Ukraine to the Czech Republic and pursue studies of Political Science and Security & Strategic Studies.

Simona Zpěváková | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

The most interesting about people is the impression they can make on the others. Twenty-two years old woman Andrea Benedek is from Slovakia and she studies British and American studies at University of Vienna and also journalism at Masaryk University. She is hard-working even if she has her own fears and insecurities. Who is Andrea Benedek, and why can her story make a really good impression on you?

Lenka Haniková | 20. 03. 2017 11:41

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

Behind a constant smile on the cute girl’s face there is hidden a deep experience with what is it like to live in fear. Alina Markulchak, 18-year-old Ukrainian, almost literally fled from her birthplace Kiev to Brno.

Lenka Jebáčková | 18. 03. 2017 18:02

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

Aicha Zoghbi seems humble but she has high goals. A 23-years-old girl who studies communications and media studies want to be a radio journalist. She is from Algeria and now, in the Czech Republic, she is at Master Studies at Masaryk University.

Radek Krajči | 20. 03. 2017 11:30

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

We might say that Brno as a student city is full of foreign students. One of them is Aroa from Spain, future journalist. However, her home isn’t the Spanish mainland. She lives in the exotic Canaries.

Marek Bartošík | 18. 03. 2017 18:04

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

Brian Lee a is twenty-one-year-old student from Kuala Lumpur, which is the capital city of Malaysia. At first sight he looks like he is shy and silent, but when he starts to speak, you realize that he is talkative and sociable.

Petr Uhlíř | 20. 03. 2017 10:53

It’s a hard path, but it’s definitely worth it, says student of Biomedical Engineering Selena Milanovic

It’s a hard path, but it’s definitely worth it, says student of Biomedical Engineering Selena Milanovic

For the first sight strict and ambitious, but also very nice girl who loves animals and wants to help people. Talking about twenty-two year old Selena Milanovic, half Serbian and half Italian. These two things, love for animals and desire for helping people, bring her closer to her dream – to become an owner of Biomedical Engineering company in field of micro devices.

Smetanová Monika | 22. 03. 2017 09:02

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

He is 25 years old, comes from Mexico, attended an art school in New Jersey for three years and as he admits right at the beginning of our little meeting, he wanted to travel to Argentina at first… It is a real pleasure for me to introduce you Ernesto Sin, a young man who draws superhero comics and ended up in our country for two months by an accident, in fact. 

Kristýna Svobodová | 20. 03. 2017 10:37

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Instead of spending her vacation lying on the beach, she decided to go on a medical mission trip to Ghana and help local people. A PhD student Barbora Vojáčková is living proof that everyone has a remarkable story to tell.

Gillíková Kristýna | 20. 03. 2017 18:03

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

Vera Rambi is an amazing young designer with a lot of fresh ideas to bring on the Czech fashion industry. She is twenty-seven and for the last two years she lived in Czech Republic. Judging by her appearance, you know immediately, there’s something special about this lady with blonde curly fringe. Maybe, it’s the sparkle in her eyes, that indicates her passion for what she does…

Eliška Koukalová | 20. 03. 2017 10:39

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

It is a huge success, if you get to go on Erasmus programme once. But if you get to go to two Erasmus programmes in two years, it is more than that. Twenty-three-year-old student Zuzana from Slovak city Martin is a great example of what a desire and hard work can bring. 

Jakub Vaverka | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

Stay in a new country has taught Anna to appreciate every culture, language and traditions

Anna is a twenty-year old student from Russia. She was dreaming about studying abroad and her dreams came true. She left her home and has started learning unknown language, meeting new friends and being responsible for herself in a foreign country.

 

Markéta Jakicová | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

Veerle: a girl that never stops

From the moment you meet her for the first time, Veerle is a likeable, pleasant and smiley girl that you want to talk to and get to know better. Also, she is tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Presumably, you would guess she could be Dutch. Well, and she really is.

Denisa Funtíková | 23. 03. 2017 11:54

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Forty countries. Twelve choices. One final destination. No, this is not a new reality show. It’s real story of seventeen years old Taylor Eilers, a farm girl from Waupaca, Wisconsin, currently studying in Czech Republic.  She is an exchange high school student, who is living with Czech family in Brno for 10 months.


Kateřina Paraiová | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

Linda is on international exchange in Hong Kong. She is from Prague, studying in Brno journalism and security studies. Exchange is best opportunity for her to get to Asia and get some new experiences.

Klára Procházková | 21. 03. 2017 15:05

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Adi Erekat is a 20-year-old young man from Jericho, Palestine. Despite the fact that Palestine is a Muslim country, Adi doesn’t practise any religion. He behaves relaxed and nice, so you wouldn’t guess what horrible things he has already experienced. Listening to his speech I realize how lucky I am to live in the Czech Republic.

Kateřina Bečková | 23. 03. 2017 11:51

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

Michaela Benešová is a twenty-two-year-old student of Media Studies and Journalism and Public Policy and Human Resources. She is a very interesting person with big and warm heart. However, her coming to Brno was coincidence and her life could be totally different from nowadays.

Martina Hykšová | 20. 03. 2017 10:38

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