Croatian Radio New York released a podcast ‘Study in Croatia’ last Saturday. The aim of this podcast is to inform high school students, their parents, relatives and friends about the possibilities and admission processes for studying at the Croatian universities and colleges. The 1st podcast was moderated by Joseph Bogovic, senior at Townsend Harris High School in Queens, and Srecko Mavrek, Croatian Radio NY host.
Boris Vilic, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Albright College in Pennsylvania, greeted podcast participants and introduced his voluntary work as a chair of the charitable foundation of the Association of Croatian American Professionals, ACAP. Through ACAP, he led the creation of the Domovina Birthright Summer Program and several collaborations with institutions in higher education in Croatia.
Studying at the Rochester Institute of Technology Croatia (RIT Croatia) was presented by dean Don Hudspeth, a Canadian that has been with RIT Croatia since the beginning and lives with his family in Dubrovnik, and Ivan Smoljan, Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist. Ivan works with all international students coming to RIT Croatia, including students from USA and Canada. Valentina Vucenik, RIT Croatia freshmen, talked about her experience and student’s life in Zagreb.
Izabela Oletic Tusek, Head of International Department at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) in Varazdin, and prof dr. sc. Violeta Vidacek Hains, Head of Student Research Symposium in collaboration with Universities in USA and College Professor, introduced studying options at their faculty. Students Jerry John Antolos and Erik Duranec described their views and excitement about studying at the FOI in Varazdin. Sara Skoda Karlovic, college counselor at Townsend Harris High School in Queens, thanked to all the participants and gave her final remarks.
“It was a great pleasure to moderate this informative podcast together with Joseph, who is such talented young man. Valentina was also a great contributor to discussions. I strongly believe in a big potential of the young people. My hope is that studying in Croatia will strengthen the ties between Croatia and Croatian communities around the world and develop solidarity among Croatian youth from many diaspora communities and homeland”, said Mavrek.
University of Rijeka, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Algebra University College in Zagreb and Aspira University College in Split will be introduced in the 2nd podcast “Study in Croatia” today from 11:30am – 1:30pm (NY, Eastern Standard Time) / 17:30 – 19:30 (Croatian Time).