Swarthmore's new Brno Program builds on 12 years of experience with our successful Krakow Program.
It provides a Central European
study experience for students in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Environmental Studies in Brno, the second
largest city in the Czech Republic and the medieval
capital of the principality of Moravia, with a current population of 730,000 including 90,000 college students.
Courses are taught in English and include topics in environmental sustainability and related policy and social issues
in the context of former communist countries making the transition to sustainable free market economies.
Students are immersed in the Czech language and culture, beginning with an orientation program and continuing
during the semester with ongoing language instruction and everyday living experiences.
Masaryk University (42,000 students) hosts the program in its School of Social Studies. Also, students can
be placed in an affiliated nongovernmental organization (NGO) for an off-campus internship/practicum (for course
credit) in environmental and sustainability policy and management.
Brno is a unique city in the eastern Czech Repbulic, remaining virtually untouched by recent trends in western
tourism. It is a major center of university education, centrally located in Europe, with convenient access to
major Central European cities including
Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Berlin as well as the Austrian Alps ...