True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. (Nikos Kazantzakis)
I chose this quote by, because my visit at the Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar showed me that a beautiful bridge can be built not only between the two banks of the river, but also between people.
I am very happy that I had the opportunity to visit the Faculty of Education UNMO as a visiting professor under the Erasmus mobility program.
My visit took place in January 2020, was organized with the support of Wszechnica Polska University in Warsaw. Our university, which has an agreement with the Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, hence not only staff but also students can benefit from the exchange program. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Conducting classes in another country is always a challenge. Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar received me very warmly. Over the past few days, I have been accompanied by curiosity, openness, reflection, surprise, joy and frosty mornings. I strongly support everyone in Bosnia who believes in education and change and wants to develop this beautiful country!
dr Marek Smulczyk