Czech Compatriots Abroad

It is estimated that there are more than 2 million Czech compatriots around the world, including Czech communities in Latin or Northern America, Australia or Europe. Masaryk University has launched a new programme for international students with Czech roots to enable them to learn more about the country of their descendants. Explore our activities for compatriots and visit Masaryk University as a summer school, exchange, or full-degree student.

MU activities for Czech compatriots:

Get to know the country of your ancestors:

Rich history, culture and traditions

Rich history, culture and traditions

Come to see many of UNESCO cultural heritage in the Czech Republic, including Prague. There are many historical towns, castles and much more. 

Unique atmosphere everywhere

Unique atmosphere everywhere

Historical architecture, old castles everywhere and amazing countryside will make you fall in love with the Czech Republic. 

Breweries and beer culture

Breweries and beer culture

The Czech Republic is one of the safest countries in the world and currently ranks eighth in the Global Peace Index. 

Get to know Europe

Get to know Europe

Take advantage of Masaryk University’s location and visit world-renowned cities such as Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, or Berlin.

Compatriot's experience with Masaryk

Mirek Houdek

“I might have a typical Czech name, but I was born and grew up in Ecuador. My grandfather originally came from a village near Prague however, during World War I he fled to Venezuela and then spent the rest of his life in Ecuador, where he established a farm. I’ve always wanted to know the land of my ancestor, and I always wanted to study abroad after high school so that’s how I ended up at Masaryk about which I've heard since I was a child.

This is my third year at Masaryk, and so far, I am really enjoying my studies. Classes are great and our faculty building and library are amazing. But the best thing about the university is the international community. It’s simply incredible how many international students, including Latin Americans, study here. I feel like I’m at home in Brno. And I can’t decide which country I like better – Ecuador or Czechia. It’s like being in love with two women.”

Mirek Houdek
Educador, student at MU Faculty of Economics and Administration

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