- Cathedrals, castles, an historic town center—step into Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, and explore countless cafés, beautiful architecture, and a thriving art scene. Centrally located and a ton of fun, you’ll love this quirky, youthful college town!
- University of Masaryk offers a breadth of academic options including Sports, Health and Management or Central European Studies offering the chance to meet unique degree requirements while studying in the city Czechs often claim is their favorite.
- With more than 30,000 students, Masaryk offers all the amenities of a large university, but remains friendly and accessible. Each ISEP student receives a “buddy” that can help them navigate Brno and get settled into life at MUNI.
- Just 2.5 hours from Prague and 2 hours from Vienna, weekend trips throughout Central and Eastern Europe are affordable and accessible by train and bus.
Walkable and bikeable, Brno is a relaxed college town with lively town squares, farmer’s markets, outdoor dining, cute courtyards, breweries, pubs, and coffee shops. Great museums, art galleries, historic architecture, and city parks make it easy to stay busy. On campus, courses are available in most fields of study, with excellent options in international and global studies, political science, education, and communication.
What We Love About Brno
Brno is a classic European college town—affordable, fun, beautiful, and well-connected to the rest of Europe. It’s a great base for a semester because you can take classes you need and stay busy during the week and travel easily on the weekends!
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The historical capital of Moravia, Brno combines a rich cultural legacy with the vibrancy of a university city that is home to six higher educational institutions (of which Masaryk University is the largest) and over 75,000 students. ISEP Direct students have the option of two different program tracks, listed below.
Central European Studies Program (CESP) is an interdisciplinary program designed for students at the upper Bachelor’s and Master"s degree levels. CESP courses include studies of the social, economic, political and cultural transformations that have shaped Central Europe and the Czech Republic in particular at the end of the 20th century and the changes facing this region at the beginning of the 21st century. Language of instruction is English.
Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL) Program brings together Czech and English-speaking students in order to foster understanding and broaden both groups’ social, academic and professional experience - all of which are a vital part of succeeding in teaching English as a foreign language. The program integrates the fundamentals of language learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. A unique aspect of this selective program is that native English speakers and non-native speakers study and practice together. In addition to the TESOL-related courses, students can choose from courses on applied linguistics, the Czech language, and a number of courses relating to the Czech cultural heritage. Students who successfully complete the course of study earn the internationally recognized Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) issued by University of Cambridge ESOL.