University of St. Andrews
I was born and grew up in Ostrava. I always hated it when my hometown was perceived as an industrial stain on the country’s map. Thanks to its past, Ostrava is more colorful than many believe it to be, and I always tried to promote that: during the preparations for the Ostrava – Candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2015 project, as a volunteer at the European Athletics U23 Championships, and helping to organize the Colours of Ostrava music festival.
I hate boredom, so I got involved in several extracurricular activities, including the Prague Student Summit, which enabled me to meet active people from all over the Czech Republic, and the Media for MDGs, which allowed me to peek into journalistic and developmental matters.
In my opinion, international experience is absolutely indispensable in today’s world. Hence, I am happy that my straight A’s on my graduation certificate and the financial help from THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION have enabled me to study international relations at Scotland’s University of St Andrews.
Hladnov Language and Language Exam Preparatory Grammar School, Ostrava, graduated in 2011
University of St Andrews, International Relations, UK; started in 2011
Not disappoint myself and those who support me in my studies abroad.
Current events, reading, swimming, volleyball, athletics
Beaches, Hackers and Brexit
Exciting year ahead: Taking a break from my studies to work full-time and make the St Andrews student experience the best possible
Is there anything like ‘free time’ in St Andrews?
No time for stopping
St Andrews, or To Prague and Back Again
So many interesting things and so little time
Cold North Sea
Rolling into second semester
Merlin Asher Garbini
International Business Administration
Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, CAN
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