Brno is a wonderful student city; it’s full of opportunities because of its lively atmosphere, fun events, beautiful cityscape, and proximity to other cool places. If you want to know more about what it’s like to be a student here, then keep reading to learn about the experiences of international students from Greece, Ireland, Japan, and Azerbaijan.
Autumn is traditionally connected to the beginning of school, cozy socks, and rainy days. In the Czech Republic, it is also a time of a few very important holidays we would like to introduce you to. And no, it is not just about dressing up for Halloween, although we do admit that that is a lot of fun. However, history can be fun too, promise.
Did you know that there is a sea in Brno? Well, alright, that is not actually true, however, the Brno Dam offers everything that a sea does (except the salty water). This semester, students in Brno had the opportunity to experience an incredible party on a boat cruising the Brno Dam – an event that has been an ESN MUNI Brno tradition.
Are you an exchange student coming to MUNI Brno who wonders whom to rely on for help and fun
during your study stay? Or are you perhaps a local student who is looking for new opportunities and
some fun too? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are at the right place.
The spring semester of 2022 has slowly come to an end. All that is left now are finals and picnics in the park. But instead of stressing about exam season, let's look back at some of the events that ESN Muni Brno held this term. Altogether, there were 69 events, ensuring that you and your buddies never felt bored and always had something to do, even though Brno has quite a lot to offer.
FROM ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE - that’s the theme of this year’s Film Festival of the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University. The movie makers will show you the world from their perspective on the 20th of May 2022 at 19:00 at the University Cinema Scala and the Faculty of Informatics MU. You can look forward to short films by students, but also great hosts, a comfortable and creative environment, and a fantastic time. Also, all of the movies will have English subtitles, so you don’t have to worry about understanding Czech.
Many people say that Brno is the best student city in the Czech Republic. Honestly, it only gets better. In 2017 Brno was marked the sixth-best student city in the world. If you are still struggling with choosing the right city for your Erasmus stay, an interview with Inês Sanches, a Portuguese Erasmus student, should help with answering all of your questions.
In the Czech Republic, we have a saying: "Co Čech, to muzikant," which means that every Czech is a musician at heart. And there is probably something to it - we cherish our culture, whether it is music, films or literature, and are very proud of it. In this article, you will find out which masterpieces from Czech culture you shouldn't miss. Read on!
No, this is not another review on ‘How I met your mother’ but it is the most fitting wording for what happened on Friday, March 25, when the International Students Ball was organized by, just like the tram party, ESN Brno United (MUNI, MENDELU, VUT). The event took place at Semilasso.
Did you know that the first (horse-drawn) tram in Brno set off on August 17, 1869, at 7 p.m.? The route led from today’s Moravian Square to Semilasso in the Královo Pole district. Since then, the tram has become one of the most (if not the most) popular means of transport around Brno – there are approximately 177 trams put to use on a daily basis. And what would be more iconic and symbolic than to have a party in one of these trams?
The first thing that pops in mind when you say "a ball" (in this case not the round thing you use when playing a sport) is usually a grand dance ball we see in fairytales or the very famous Vienna ball. In the Czech Republic, balls are very popular. Most are organized in celebration of final year high school students, who also get their sashes during a special ceremony. Those are not the only types of balls, however - we also have special balls - organized by firefighters, a student association, for charity, and so on. Even small villages have their own balls, held in gymnasiums for example.
There are plenty of Czech Christmas traditions connected to Christmas Eve. Actually, we can divide them into some parts. One of these parts is classified as traditions of foretelling of the future or fortune. This may be connected to the fact, that our ancestors understood Christmas as a part of the year when the frontier between the real world and the supernatural world was being removed. This made a great atmosphere for foretelling fortune in many different ways and customs. One of these customs which belongs to this category is throwing a shoe.
You have probably already heard about the causes of ESN, and if you haven’t, now it’s time to learn something new! Causes of ESN are areas in which ESN carries out its activities at the local level. Basically, everything our section is doing is motivated by them.
Are you in Brno on your Exchange programme? Or have you just seen some logos of ESN MUNI Brno around the faculties, and you are wondering, what is it supposed to be? Well, briefly, as our president described it: “We are students helping students. All of us are volunteers who joined the section for various reasons, but we all have in common the care for international students coming to our university.”
I know I’m coming late and you may already have packed your suitcases to gone home. I get it. Those crazy Czech people were just running around the whole day, hitting women with tree branches and all. Calm down! Hitting women seems violent but it is actually quite a nice gesture. Let me explain :)