Why I chose to study International Relations and European Politics

As a daughter of Cuban-American parents, a born Uruguayan, and a teenager who grew up in the United States and Sweden, settling down for a career that did not keep up with such a dynamic life, was never an option for me.

My passions have been dramatically influenced by the multicultural environment that I grew up in. I have always enjoyed understanding communication among cultures, and especially, I have always been extra interested in understanding the diverse pressures that influence how the socio-political environment functions and behaves.

After graduating from the IB Programme, I knew that my next journey should drive me one step closer to finding the perfect career path for me. But to my surprise, making that decision was not as easy as I thought it would be. I spent hours reading student blogs, searching for careers that combined all of my likings, and exhausting days watching university counselor videos. I came across a few articles discussing the benefits of studying a career that is uniquely concerned with understanding relationships between nations and cultures. Bachelors in International relations do not only study such nexus, but also inspect their impact on international politics, law, economics, security, diplomacy, and governance.

With a clear thought in mind, I began looking for studying opportunities in Europe. Masaryk University came as a charm to me. The Institution is located in the heart of Europe allowing any enthusiastic individual to mobilize among cities and countries. Apart from its strategic location, the University has a great variety of programs, events, groups, and student support that will facilitate your academic journey.

I must confess that my transition from cold Stockholm to this South Moravian enchanted City was uncomplicated. I arrived in a charming, energetic, and unique student environment where I found my dreamed career, amazing friendships, and even love. Three semesters and a global pandemic after, my academic studies were not dramatically affected, in fact, I utilized this time to advance credits, enjoy the astonishing Czech nature, and learned to like Brno even when it's darker and colder.

As much as I can say about my experience in this unique European city, the beauty of it all is to jump into your very own Czech life experience in hand with Masaryk University.

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