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Brno Czech Republic ISEp-Direct
To apply you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing, and have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a sophomore but must have junior standing when the program begins. You are attending Masaryk under the ISEP-Direct program.  ISEP-Direct students at Masaryk typically take 4-5 classes/semester, (a minimum of 24 ECTS credits) from one of the two specific program tracks.

ISEP-Direct students can choose between one of two program tracks.  (Please note that Masaryk University offers other courses in English; however, ISEP-Direct students can only choose classes from the two programs listed below.)

The Central European Studies Program (offered fall and spring) includes study of the social, economic, political and cultural transformations that have shaped Central Europe/the Czech Republic in the 20th century, and the changes facing Europe in the beginning of the 21st century. All courses are in English; basic Czech language instruction is also included. Course titles and course descriptions are at:

TESOL (offered spring only) is a one-semester program for students interested in gaining experience teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in a cross-cultural environment. The program integrates the fundamentals of language learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. Students who successfully complete the course of study earn the internationally recognized Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

In addition to the TESOL courses, you can choose from courses in applied linguistics, Czech language, and a number of courses relating to Czech cultural heritage. Find details at

Many courses you can take at Masaryk have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for Masaryk, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here:
  • Choose Czech Republic, then click "Search"
  • Click on the Masaryk University link that appears
  • Click "Search" again. All Masaryk courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear, in alphabetical order by the Masaryk "School Subject."
Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

Fall semester runs from early September to mid-December; spring semester is early February to mid-May. A week-long orientation program is offered prior to the beginning of each semester.


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