|2015 Photo Session by Masaryk University|
As I am writing this, I recalled the first time during my Bachelor degree in Cambodia. I really wanted to study abroad especially in Europe or the States. However, I've never believed that I can do it. However, something started to dawn on myself. I was given a chance to do an exchange study in Europe. That's my first time ever I went out of my country and took very long flight of about 15 hours. I was so happy. I was able to spend ten months in one of the most prestigious unversities in Belgium, particularly in University of Leuven, Belgium in 2012/13 under the AREAS project. This exchange study shaped my life a lot. It's a turning point in life for me.
|Atomium, Belgium Dec 2012|
Luckily, after I got graduated from my Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in Pannasastra University of Cambodia, I was given another chance to do another five months Master Exchange study in Masaryk Univeristy, Czech Republic from 09/2015 to 02/2016. This is my second time I have been given the opportunity to study in Europe under Erasmus Mundus programme in general or AEAS+ in particular. In this particular time, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship has opened even very wider world for me. As I enrolled to four courses: EU Law and Human Rights Protection, Crisis Management Operation, International Relations and International Relations Theories and Energy Security, I got to learn many things from the EU and its socialist policies. I can't reject the major and influential role of the EU in shaping the world of many poor, developing countries towards peace and stability. Cambodia, for example, is one of the countries supported by the EU especially in promoting Human Rights, Governace, Environmental protection and free trades.
|Meet other Cambodians in Breclav, Czech Republic|