By Angela Madjer, a Chicago Gal and RIT Croatia alumna
September 4, 2019
Moving to a country that you are completely unfamiliar of can be quite a difficult task. Taking the opportunity to move to a foreign country, pursue your undergraduate degree and do what you love can be even more challenging. Yet for Tanya Kulbaka, moving from Ukraine to Croatia was the first step into molding herself into the person she is today! She packed her bags 2 years ago, began her journey and made Croatia her new home. Currently a sophomore student at RIT Croatia in Dubrovnik, Tanya is completing her undergraduate degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
During a recent trip to Dubrovnik, I had the great opportunity to visit the RIT Croatia campus for the first time. "Studying at RIT Croatia, you get to know different cultures and you get to make friend
Studying in Dubrovnik is an opportunity worth seizing!!
With the help of Tanya, I got to experience the campus as if I was a student myself. The peaceful campus surroundings but also being near the city center of Dubrovnik provides its students with the best of both worlds. Spending just one day on campus, I realized that after completing four years at RIT Croatia’s campus in Zagreb, one thing I regret the most is not spending at least one semester at RIT Croatia in Dubrovnik. Knowing that once classes are over, you can take your towel and jump in the Adriatic Sea for a quick swim gave me a glimpse of the different student culture than in Zagreb. The chance to study in paradise is something that I would have done differently if I could!
Emily Arnold moved from the United States to complete her undergraduate degree in Zagreb, Croatia and there is no doubt in her mind that she made the right decision. Emily is currently a Senior at RIT Croatia in Zagreb and has recently gained experience for her co-op at the United States Embassy in Zagreb.
It coops time over here at RIT Croatia. Our students are spending their summer working in various companies, industries, and countries all over the world, putting their knowledge from the past semesters into practice. For the purpose of this story, we decided to talk to our IB senior Lucija Hrastić who is in Japan, conducting her second coop in that country; this time it is for the renowned EY.
When it comes to finding and deciding on a master’s program you wish to commit to, it can be quite daunting given the numerous options that exist around the world. Monika Karlović wanted to find a program allowing her to use the knowledge she gained during her undergraduate degree while expanding her knowledge in business and strategy development.
Kristina Sardelić was born in Sydney, Australia in 1996. At the age of 3, her family decided to move back to Korčula, Croatia where her father, his family, as well as her mother’s family, are from. Growing up in Croatia, she always had a feeling that she would one day make the trip back to where her roots are from if not just to visit family, but to try to start a life for herself like her family once did.