The RIT European Post-High School Semester program is designed for graduating high school seniors from the U.S. that may wantThe program allows recent high school graduates to use Dubrovnik, Croatia—considered one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world—as their home base while they take three classes, conduct original research, embark on guided excursions across Europe, and build new friendships and mentorships along the way. to take a pause before going to college fulltime. I
The First semester started off strongly for the first year students of the HTM program. Within their Business I course, taught by Milena Kužnin, they were emerged into real life problem solving from day one. The Business I course is designed to cover key functional areas of doing business, estimates of new business opportunities, and how to create and implement a business plan. One of the key assignments in this course was for students to team up, create and develop a new business idea throughout the semester, which culminates with teams presenting the outcome to the judges through an “elevator pitch” – a quick, catching and efficient presentation of the idea.
Our IB junior year student, Marko Dodić, won the first place in the Finance category of the renowned national student competition Hrvatska pamet Hrvatskoj, organized by Poslovni dnevnik for his project TECTUS.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live making it both easier and more difficult at the same time. Namely, a lot of our everyday activities are now conducted remotely. Working and studying remotely has its advantages and disadvantages, one of which is connected to evaluation of students’ knowledge via exams and tests executed remotely using online platforms.
A lot of times when we talk about American education in Croatia, the conversation revolves around Croatian students adjusting to the US higher ed standards and system. However, more and more international students come to study here. Earning an accredited American university degree in a beautiful country like Croatia is appealing to students from all over the world, even from far destinations like Bolivia, or New Zealand!