Summer School Central Europe 2020

General

Program Description

Do you want to broaden your horizons and travel? Do you want to meet new people from all around the world and develop yourself academically? Then this is the summer school for you! Palacký University Olomouc is glad to announce the fourth edition of the Summer School Central Europe which will take place between 09/07/2020 and 09/08/2020.

This summer, students can choose from two comprehensive study programmes to develop themselves personally and academically by choosing either our programme on Central European history and Culture or our intensive English Language Course.

History and Culture

This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: the city of Olomouc.

Included are trips to three central European capitals:

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Vienna, Austria

Next to that, the Summer School Central Europe: History and Culture will organize other activities aimed at giving you a thorough understanding of Central European history, knowledge which will prove invaluable in the current era of globalization.

The academic program of the Summer School Central Europe: History and Culture will include the following topics:

  • Christianity and Formation of the European East and West
  • Greek and Roman Legacy
  • Renaissance in European intellectual tradition
  • Hungarians in Central Europe: a phenomenon
  • Crusades: Uses and Abuses of the Christian Pilgrimage
  • Baroque culture and spirituality
  • Birth of modern nations in Central Europe
  • Gender roles in modern history (incl. communist regime)
  • Contemporary History of Central Europe
  • Dissident groups and opposition in CE under communist regimes
  • Europe and the world since 1900: from global leadership to periphery?

Summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks (July 9 - August 9, 2020)
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Regular price: EUR 850
    • Includes accommodation at the Palacký University Olomouc dormitories

English Language and Anglophone Culture

This comprehensive study will provide professional English language training, tailor-made for the participant's needs. Apart from improving competencies and skills in English, the participant will attend lectures about British, American and Canadian society and culture which we help them to understand the anglophone world from a global perspective. All classes will be taught by Palacký University professionals who have expertise in the field. The courses will take place at the newly refurbished buildings of the historic Faculty of Arts.

Included in the Summer School Central Europe: English Language and Anglophone Culture will be several field trips.

The trips will include:

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vienna, Austria
  • The Dolni Morava Mountain Park

Next to that, the Summer School Central Europe 2020 will include several other interesting social activities and smaller field trips in and around Olomouc!

Summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks (July 9 - August 9, 2020)
  • Credits: 6 ECTS
  • Regular price: EUR 850
    • Includes accommodation at the Palacký University Olomouc dormitories

Deadline:

March 31, 2020

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

It is the university, together with a number of other educational institutions that makes Olomouc the top student city in the Czech Republic – where every fifth person in the city is a student!

It is the university, together with a number of other educational institutions that makes Olomouc the top student city in the Czech Republic – where every fifth person in the city is a student! Read less