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This is our way of saying “Welcome to Prague, and welcome to AAU!”
At AAU, your academic excellence is not the only thing we care about; we also want you to enjoy the beauty and culture of Prague and the excitement that university life has to offer you. That’s why we’ve set up the AAU Buddy Program, a group of experienced AAU students who have volunteered to assist new students in adapting to both Prague and university life so they can make the most out of their new life chapter.
We know it can be tough transitioning into a new environment and figuring out your university routine, and our AAU mentors are here to help you do just that.
Hey there! My name is Aisulu Makhtayeva and I am from Astana, Kazakhstan. I speak 4 languages, Kazakh, Russian, English and Spanish, so I can help you in the language you are most comfortable with. I have been living in the Czech Republic for 2 years and I genuinely adore this country as well as Anglo-American University where I am currently studying. I would love for new incoming students to feel the same. From my own experience, I know that adjusting to an absolutely new and unfamiliar environment is significantly hard, so I want to help you make your first couple of weeks in Prague and at AAU as exciting and easy as possible. I can introduce you to amazing local places, show you around the city, give you some great tips on how to get around the city or where to go on weekends, and simply become your new friend. I cannot wait to be a part of your life at AAU!
Hello, my name is Saveliy! I'm a second-year bachelor’s from Russia studying marketing and communications. I'm a highly talkative and open minded person who is interested in psychology. I enjoy having a great time with friends and with my mentees. I would be happy to share with you my experience not only of studying at AAU, but also of being part of the magnificent city of Prague. I’m happy to share all my knowledge about the university, the city, visas, and other questions related to your stay in Prague as an AAU student.
Contact: email@example.com, Facebook – Saveliy Rylkov, Vkontakte – Савелий Рыльков
Hello! My name is Lindsay Salvati and I am in my second year at Anglo-American University, studying at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I have been living in Prague for a year, but previously in high school I was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. During my time in České Budějovice, I attended a Czech gymnázium, became conversational in Czech, and fell in love with the culture. As a result of this experience, I decided to move to Prague and study abroad for university. In my spare time, I work as a nanny for a Slovak/American family in Vinohrady, and I enjoy singing, performing, and playing the drums. I also love writing, making crafts, and learning. Please don't hesitate to ask me about any concerns or issues you may have regarding the visa process, accommodations, and help with the foreign police. Additionally, feel free to ask me about life in Prague, such as recommended sites, places to dine, shopping centers, etc. Looking forward to seeing you all in Prague at AAU!
I am Mikita from Belarus, a second-year master’s student at AAU’s School of International Relations and Diplomacy. I want to help new students accommodate to student life and to make sure their transition to AAU runs smoothly. I am ready to assist with anything inside the school such as: – showing you around the building, e.g. where all of the classrooms are; – helping you avoid any confusion with the timetable; – issues with your ISIC card and/or printing; – NEO (the e-learning portal of AAU); – establishing contact with teachers and deans.
Don't hesitate to stop by at the Print Center where I work and ask any questions you may have.
Hello, my name is Venera and I am a second year BA student at AAU’s School of Business Administration. I am Armenian but I was born and raised in Moscow. Some of my hobbies are playing tennis, traveling, and watching movies. Feel free to contact me in case you have any questions related to studying and student life at AAU. I am always glad to help.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook
Hey AAU fellows, my name is Maria. I am from Russia and I am studying marketing and communications at AAU’s School of Business Administration. I will gladly help you with your visa questions, academic admissions, and any type of other help you might need around the university. I may even be able to advise you about some professors if you are from the same major as me. Also, I can be a great help to you in recommending some nice places around Prague: restaurants, cafés, and locations where to spend a nice time in Prague. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. If I don't know something, we will find a person that knows the answer to your question. Have a great experience at AAU.
Hey there! My name is Veronika I am originally from Moscow. I am a second-year student at AAU’s School of Business Administration. My biggest hobby is traveling and this is why I love to meet new people from all over the world. If you have some questions regarding to your daily life in the Czech Republic or you just want to explore the beauty of Prague, you are always welcome to text me.
Contact: email@example.com, Facebook
Hello there! My name is Valeriia Novitskaia, I have been living in the Czech Republic for 3 years and now I am a second-year student of Business Administration. I speak 3 languages, Russian, English and Spanish, so I would be happy to talk with you in any language. During high school, I moved countries very quickly so I am able to help you with learning Prague and adjusting to the new culture. Also, thanks to my time living in a boarding school I amfeel that I'm able to solve problems quickly and easily understand people. My hobbies include traveling, reading books and just exploring life! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please contact me. Welcome to AAU!
Hi, my name is Lubomir. I am a business major at AAU starting my second semester. When I'm not at school I enjoy sports, photography, and filmmaking. Being born and raised in Slovakia, just a 4-hour train ride from Prague, I'm the perfect candidate if you need help with translations or exploring parts of the city where a Czech speaking person may be needed. As a transfer student, I myself have traveled a lot and attended various schools, so I understand that orientations, meeting new people and getting used to new places is always a difficult task, but with my experience and the help of other mentors I’m positive anyone can feel at home in no time. Feel free to contact me if you need help with any school or non-school related issues.
Hello, my name is Janel and I am from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I am a third year Journalism and Communications student here at AAU. I’ve been loving my student life and studies at AAU from the very first day. And so I have decided to become a mentor to help you adjust in Prague and at AAU so that you guys can enjoy your student life just like I do. I am fluent in Russian, English and Kazakh/Kyrgyz languages, I am a very talkative and positive person. I honestly like basic things: music, movies, and books; and I also LOVE to hang out with my friends and learn new things. So if you need my help or just want to grab a lunch together, do not hesitate to contact me via my Facebook page or through my Instagram @janel.xiii "