University experience not all it’s cracked up to be?

Are you dissatisfied with your experience at your current university?  A couple of years ago, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found out that one-third of all students switched institutions at least once before earning a degree. You may want to follow their example and consider transferring to a university that better fits your needs.

Czech education often adheres to a somewhat antiquated pedagogical tradition.  In most Czech universities, students memorize information by rote from the textbook and are subsequently tested on how precisely they can reproduce it.  Most American and international universities take a different approach to learning, encouraging students to present their own ideas through classroom discussion and group work.

Many Czech students are also keen to improve their English language proficiency.  Studying at a university that offers courses in English provides them with the advantage of using the language to communicate daily with professors and peers  Working on assignments, presentations, and group work in English allows students to practice the grammar and conversational skills needed to speak assertively and with confidence.

For Czech students, the capital feels more cosmopolitan than other Czech cities. Prague offers excellent opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds from all over the world and enjoy the city's historical sights, culture, food, art, music, and nightlife.  But it's not all play – students in Prague also benefit from great networking opportunities for future job openings and work collaboration. 

So if you’re not getting all that you expect from your university, think about finding one that suits you better.  If you prefer a more communicative and comprehensive approach to learning, an international school might be the right fit for you. 

For example, the University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is situated in a quiet, green street in Prague’s Vinohrady district, and offers great opportunities to Czech students.  All lessons are taught in English and the University accepts up to two full years of relevant credits when transferring into one of their programs. UNYP offer a complete multicultural experience with professors from nearly 30 countries and students from more than 60. UNYP student life is vibrant, with student-led clubs and societies, fitness club and pool membership. The university and the students organize regular events featuring top leaders in business, culture and politics.

Don’t waste your time at a university that does not meet your needs. The hard work that you've put in at your current university need not be in vain – it will still count toward your degree at UNYP.

Have a look at UNYP's Academic Programs and see if one might be right for you.

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