The University of Ostrava represents a natural continuation of its tradition. Since its foundation twenty years ago, the University has provided a much-needed focus for the study and research of humanities and social sciences, helping to redress a historic imbalance in a region traditionally dominated by heavy industry and technical studies. The University of Ostrava currently has six faculties: the Faculty of Social Studies, the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Medicine, the Pedagogical, and the Faculty of Science.
The University also organizes many events catering to the general public. Many of these events have become popular fixtures in the annual calendar. The Student Union organizes the traditional Majálesspring festival and a range of other events. The Faculty of Arts organizes cycles of lectures featuring fascinating personalities from all walks of life, and puts on exhibitions of art and photography in its ‘Top Floor' gallery.Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic, is situated in the northeast of the country and forms the heart of the Moravian-Silesian region. It is located close to the Slovak and Polish borders on the banks of Ostravice River and offers beautiful views of the Beskydy Mountains.
Museums have been established where mines once stood. This industrial heritage presents the city with outstanding architectural jewels. In addition to technological sites of interest, the city also offers visitors a number of other cultural and historically attractive places, which allow people to enjoy pleasant days full of unforgettable experiences. The city is an important thoroughfare and is very easily accessible by car, rail and air. The traditional Czech hospitality is well known, as is the excellent local cuisine. You will be attracted by the taste and aroma of meals known to you, as well as those unknown - specialties typical just for this region.
Housing - $3000 to $600
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)
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