A monologue from one historic city to another
It is a coincidence that I found information about BUT on the official website of the National Study Abroad Education. I applied for several universities at the time, and eventually, I chose the Brno University of Technology.
Because the Czech Republic is a very beautiful country, has its own unique culture, and is also a transportation hub in Europe. It connects East and West Europe and makes it easy for me to travel to European countries. I regretted to quit my stable work in China and was ready to step into the Czech Republic.
I remember coming to the FIT on the first day, because of visa issues, I came to the Czech Republic 3 weeks later.
I started my first class just before I was not fully prepared. That was the first time I walked into the classroom with a little bit of shivering, nervousness and overwhelming.
Two and half years have passed since the last time I sat in the classroom listening to the professor. Of course, the Czech education system is completely different from China. The way of class and homework is new to me. At the same time, my teaching language was changed from Chinese to English. Because I have been out of school for a long time, I am a bit slow to adapt, but I also work very hard to keep up with the professors. I am grateful to the professors for their patience during the lectures. From the very beginning, everything was in a state of languor, and then I learned the knowledge myself, the process was very enjoyable.
I meet classmates from many countries. They come from Portugal, Spain and Turkey and so on. I am very happy to be friends with them. Everyone takes pictures with me during the break time, chats before class, or chats after class, helping each other to complete the team's homework and project.
The happiest thing in school is not only with classmates but also with my roommate. We have a room for two, sharing daily life stories with my roommate, learning about her country's culture, and learning some simple greetings.
Brno is very similar to my hometown, the same city size, the same developed public transportation, and occasional performers on the roadside. Life is very quiet and comfortable.
Think about the weekend I came to Brno for the first time. I came out at 9 am on Sunday to see what I could buy. I found that many stores in the street didn’t open the door. At first, I was very confused. Why didn’t the store open at weekends? I later learned that because there is a habit of worship on Sundays here, the opening time is a bit late. Slowly adapt to life here, I can still travel to Budapest, Copenhagen and Zurich in my spare time.