June 24 - July 22, 2017
Each month, we are recognizing ESAC students who are making a difference and making a future. This month, we have selected Phillip Milani-Wyness, our ESAC 2012 alumni, who found his way back to Prague: "I first started out at Western Connecticut State University with a major in Political Science where i knew as soon as i was a freshman that i wanted to study abroad. When I was a sophomore I applied right away and got accepted to study in Brno at Masaryk University in spring 2011 for a semester. Ever since then i was changed completely from experience there with such amazing people, and fell in love with not only Brno, but with Czech Republic, and the rest of Europe in general. I knew I had to come back as soon as possible when my semester ended there in Brno. While back in the US I was looking for a productive way to make contacts to get back to Czech Republic, and luckily for me I found ESAC. With ESAC in summer 2012 i was able to see more of the working environment in the Czech Republic with a placement in a fantastic internship with Liberalni Institut an NGO where i preformed research on primarily economic issues facing Czech Republic and the rest of Europe under the guidance of an amazing mentor and friend of mine Ales Rod who inspired me further academically till today. After my ESAC program was over, I was firmly convinced that living in Czech Republic was the right thing for me to do to better myself as an individual and to start off with a career at eventually working for a academic institution or political organisation."