So here we are — about 30 of us from over 20 countries — at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic for MUST.
Brno is known as the ‘city of universities’, and with a population of less than 400,000, it earns it name with 6 private and 6 public universities and over 80,000 students. Masaryk University is one of the most popular universities in the country with over 44,000 students, 15% of which are international.
So what is MUST and why are we here?
MUST stands for Masaryk University Staff Training week and we are made up of university international office staff and librarians primed for a week of visits, discussions and cultural exchanges aiming for better understanding and sharing. What I’ve understood already is that although we come from different cultures and have an assortment of accents, our mutual bond is education. And lucky for me, the shared language is English.