Should we go one step further?
Hello everyone! My name is Aida Fazlić, and I am a student of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology. I am writing this blog hoping to help you - our new international students. 2 and a half years ago I was just like you - a foreigner in a big city, starting a new life. And how did I make a decision to live in Brno? A few days after I turned 18 years old, I received a call. A lady from the other side of the phone told me: "You got a scholarship to study in the Czech Republic." And there I stood with the biggest decision of my life in front of me: Should I stay in my home country, my beloved Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I already have friends and family and life figured out? Or should I go one step further and go into the unknown? I chose the second option, and if you are reading this blog, you probably did it too. I stepped out of my comfort zone. That was the scariest but also the best decision I have made so far. I am not going to lie, the first days in the Czech Republic were difficult for me. I had to learn the language very quickly and I didn't know anyone here. But then lessons started and everything got so much better. I ended up in a class with a group of amazing people. They were so supportive and helpful. I immediately felt like "one of them" and not as a foreigner at all. There are so many things that I have experienced in this country. I started a new chapter of my life and so far I wrote a couple of amazing pages. But my biggest advice for you is to write your own pages in the best way that you know. Enjoy your time in Brno. Don't be afraid to talk with people! If you need it, ask for help. Try something new every day. When you want to walk and think to go to Brno's castle Špilberk and enjoy an amazing view. Have a beer. Order Svíčková in Czech traditional restaurants. Enjoy the scent of Trdelník while walking through the city. See how smart you are while trying to learn the Czech language. Go and watch a hockey game. Buy a Czech crystal souvenir. Go to „Zelný Trh“ and grab fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a train to Bratislava, Prague and Vienna which are all very close to Brno. And be what you are - be young, and take everything that Brno is offering you.