Experiences of exchange Students at BISLA
All the students that come for a semester to BISLA are warmly welcomed both by our students and professors. Students have the opportunity to experience an unconventional style of education where the emphasis is on a highly individual approach towards students. During classes you are encouraged to discuss various topics in small groups. Our exchange students appreciate that they can freely express their opinions while having the support from our professors through regular one-on-one consultations. But most importantly they are grateful for our inclusive BISLA community that our students created. Students are encouraged to take part in BISLA extra-curricular activities such as movie nights, garden parties, trips and many others.
Every year BISLA welcomes several students from various countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Russia, Czech Republic, and many others.
Why did you choose to study in Slovakia?
Petar: My family decided to come and live in Slovakia. At the same time, I was finishing middle school and aiming to continue my education.
Why did you choose to study at BISLA specifically?
Petar: I choose BISLA because of multiple reasons. It is teaching the topics that I have always admired, Philosophy and Political Science. One of the deciding factors was the ability to study them in English.
What do/did you like the most about studying at BISLA?
Petar: The community is by far the best thing about studying in BISLA. There is also a once in a lifetime opportunity for a networking. It is a form of studying that gives you space for self-improvement as well as important and vital information for your future studying.
“Studying at BISLA was such an eye-opening experience that subverted all the kind of “asian” education that I have received. The openminded atmosphere in class allowed us to have a great discussion with classmates and lecturers in which the topic could be even not related to the class. Morever I met passionated and knowledgeable classmates who devote themselves to their own goals and interests. Meeting great people and studying with the joy of acquiring meaningful knowledge were the best parts of having an exchange semester at BISLA.”
“Studying at BISLA was a fascinating experience. All the students were very knowledgeable and passionate about liberal arts, from Socrates to Modern middle east politics. Professors not only delivered textbook knowledge but also sparked interest and encouraged critical thinking for the students. And I was constantly reminded that I could always get support from my peers, both academically and personally. After the 4-months journey in BISLA, I took home knowledge and heart-warming memories that I still treasure today.”