Literature, History and Culture in Central Europe
>> CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. <<
Each year, this program aligns with the Authors’ Reading Month, the largest literary festival in Central Europe. Students will learn about the history, culture and literature of the honored country, this year is Hungary. In the evening’s students attend readings by a different Hungarian Author every night, after which they enjoy private discussions with the authors. During the day the students will learn about Hungarian history, literature and culture from different professors. Trips to Košice, Slovakia, where there is a large Hungarian minority, and Budapest, Hungary will give practical exposure to the classes and readings.
Why this program: Students will not only learn in the classroom, but also travel to Budapest, Hungary and Košice, Slovakia to learn more about Hungarian culture.
Learning outcomes: This program is designed to give students an understanding Hungarian literature, history and culture.
Credits: Students will receive 6 ECTS upon successful completion of this course.
Dates and Fees
Dates: 28 June to 15 July 2020
Cost: The cost of this program is €1500, with a €500 discount for partner universities.
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Budapest, Hungary and Košice, Slovakia)
- Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
- Tuition for the summer school
- Academic trips
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno
Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)
This is a sample schedule for the course. Culture activities are subject to change, but the academic trips will stay the same.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30. Readings and discussions will take place from 19:00-21:30 during 9 nights. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons.
Students are expected to arrive in Brno on Sunday, June 28- July 15. The program ends in Brno on Sunday, July 5. For information on getting to and from Brno, see our Practical Information.
Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
Meet our Team
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Life in Brno
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favorite things in Brno!