Pavlína Havránková

* 1999


Open Gate Grammar School, graduated in 2018


University of New York in Prague, four-year Psychology program, beginning 2018, expected graduation in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree.


Favourite subjects

Psychology, Biology, English


My biggest goal at the moment is to successfully complete my psychology program at the University of New York in Prague. In the field of psychology, gaining experience before completing university studies is quite difficult. I would, therefore, like to exert as much effort as I can in order to gain experience in the field with a focus on what I truly enjoy.

Interests and hobbies

Reading, foreign languages, floorball, volleyball, yoga, traveling, strolling, fine art exhibitions

Student resume

I went to the primary school in my hometown of Litoměřice. Despite all the obstacles in my life and a very difficult family situation at the time, I finally made it to Prague. There, I got the wonderful opportunity to begin attending the Open Gate grammar school in 2010. Thanks to a kind contribution from The Kellner Family Foundation, I completed the school with a Czech school-leaving exam and IB certificates in Psychology, Biology, and English. While in high school, I was a member of the Student Council for four years and earned the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and to polish my language skills I took exchange trips to partner schools in France and the UK. In addition, I volunteered teaching English to younger children, helped out at the school’s café, and started working at a nonprofit organization helping foreigners integrate in the Czech Republic.

Thanks to Open Gate and my varied high school life, I discovred psychology—a field that I really enjoy and am sure is the right one for me for the next four years. When I need to take a rest from my learning and work duties, I prefer reading or going for a short walk.

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