The Hotel Management Department at the University of
Jordan /Aqaba Branch recently had the honor of hosting Professor
Pavel Ptáček and Professor Vojtech Tamáš from Mendel
University at Brno in the Czech Republic who spoke with the
students in the hotel management program about the advantages of studying
abroad with special focus on Mendel University in Brno.
Dr. Ptáček said that Mendel
University offers over 250 courses, taught in English, in different
fields of study where international students are provided with accommodation
at Mendel University halls of residence. Professor Ptáček explained
that new incoming exchange students participate in the welcome week at the
beginning of the semester. In addition, exchange programs are packed with
social events, entertainment and supporting activities organized by the
International Student Club throughout the academic year.
Dr. Tamáš noted that students
at Mendel University can also take advantage of the network
of partner universities and various study exchange and academic cooperation
programs. He also reaffirmed that the high-quality education,
rich cultural life, and the beautiful surroundings are all excellent reasons
for studying at Mendel.
Ayman Harb the Head of the Hotel Management
Department stated that as a student, your experience
studying abroad will set you apart from other students in the increasingly competitive
global job marketplace. “The skills the students gain while living
abroad give students an advantage in just about any career field”,
said Dr. Harb.
Aahed Khliefat the Assistant Professor at the Hotel Management
Department highlighted that many students who go abroad for their graduate
education find that they perform better in an academic setting different from
what they are used to at home. Dr. Khliefat also pointed out that
experiencing a new teaching style and innovative ways to present and review
subject material is one of the greatest advantages of studying abroad.
students interacted with the guest speakers and the studying abroad
opportunities highlighted by them. Several questions about the challenges and
opportunities to expect in the process of their application for, and attendance
to, Mendel University were raised and discussed.
is worth noting that several research projects are being under
collaborative work among researchers from Mendel University in Brno
and from The University of Jordan / Aqaba Branch at the Faculty of Tourism
and Hospitality in the areas related to Capacity Building,
Tourism and Environmental Studies.
University in Brno is the oldest independent university of its kind in the
Czech Republic and is named after Gregor Johann
Mendel (1822-1884), the founder of modern genetics, who lived and did his
research in the city of Brno where Mendel University is located.