Masaryk University was established in Brno in 1919. Today, the university is made up of eight faculties, 130 departments, and more than 14,000 students. SUNY Oswego offers two programs at Masaryk: the Central European Studies Program and the TESOL Teacher Education Program.
The Central European Studies Program is designed for students who want to learn more about this important region of the world. Combining courses in economics, political science, history, Czech culture, and the Czech language, students are challenged to broaden their understanding of the forces that have shaped contemporary Central Europe. Courses are offered in English.
The TESOL Teacher Education Program is a one-semester program specially designed for undergraduates from the US and Canada who seek experience and academic foundation for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In this program, Czech and English-speaking students are brought together to foster understanding language and culture, integrating the fundamentals of language, learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. Students who successfully complete the course earn the Certificate of English Learning Teaching to Adults (CELTA). This program is accredited by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate. This program is offered in the SPRING semester only.
Most participants are housed in the Vinarska Residence Hall in Brno. Each room has a private bathroom and a mini-kitchenette with refrigerator, sink and stove. The Vinarska also has a pub, a canteen and a sports complex. Masaryk University has three canteens (menzas) that serve lunch and dinner, including vegetarian meals. Students receive a monthly allowance for meals.
Costs (budget sheet)
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National Health Insurance
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com
) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
In addition, students on this program must be enrolled in their host country's mandatory health insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.