The College of Development Communication (CDC) congratulates Arvin Christian R. Castro for being accepted as an exchange student at the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic for the Winter Semester (September-January) 2023 through the Erasmus+ / Bilateral Agreement Student Exchange Program. This was made possible through the UPLB Office of International Linkages.
Interested in becoming an exchange student? Learn from the experiences of our student.
Why did you apply for an exchange program?
I applied for a student exchange program to broaden my cultural perspectives, enhance my academic experience, and develop a global mindset. I believe exposure to different educational systems and diverse environments will not only enrich my personal growth but also contribute to my future academic and professional endeavors.
What inspired you to pursue this endeavor?
I was inspired to pursue an exchange program in the Czech Republic due to its rich history, vibrant culture, and strong academic offerings. The country’s central location in Europe provides an ideal base for exploring neighboring countries and understanding diverse European perspectives. Additionally, the renowned universities in the Czech Republic offer unique academic opportunities, especially in my field of interest. I am eager to immerse myself in this dynamic environment, learn from a different educational system, and gain a deeper understanding of the region’s history and culture.
How will your experience as an exchange student complement and enrich your Devcom education?
As an exchange student in a diverse cultural setting, I believe my experience will significantly enhance my background as a Development Communication student. Exposure to different cultural contexts will improve my cross-cultural communication skills, which is crucial in Development Communication. Interacting with people from diverse backgrounds will provide insights into varied perspectives, helping me craft messages and strategies that resonate across cultural nuances. Studying abroad will broaden my knowledge and expose me to alternative approaches to development issues, allowing me to critically evaluate communication strategies in different cultural and socio-economic contexts. Living and studying in the Czech Republic offers me a unique lens to analyze global development challenges, fostering a comprehensive understanding of interconnected issues and promoting a more inclusive perspective in crafting communication strategies.
SIMILAR STORY: Devcom students accepted to exchange programs this 2022