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October 2022



Dear International Students,

Let us welcome you all to this new semester! We would like to welcome back those, who have been studying at CU for a while as well as our newcoming students. For this issue of our monthly newsletter, we have selected some important events and some useful tips for a smoother start of your academic year. You can also check out the events organised via the Fit & Smart Student framework which focuses on maintaining a healthy mind-body balance. To help you stay up-to-date on all our upcoming events, we recommend following the CU Point Calendar.

We look forward to seeing you at one of your events!

Karolína & Martin

International Student Advisors, CU Point


Welcome Day

19.10. Get to know our university - its facilities, libraries, and systems. Learn how to deal with cultural shock and meet other freshmen in a friendly environment. This event is a must for all our new international degree students of all levels!

Orientation Course

20.10. Learn important information for your stay in the Czech Republic - especially during the first months upon your arrival. You may ask questions concerning your residence legislation, visas, employment, housing, health insurance etc.

Survival Czech

Dobrý den! Are you our a new Ph.D. student? And how is your Czech language? Don’t worry anomore. Join our series of online lectures for complete beginners! This course will focus on the essentials: introduction, shopping, eating, and more.

Bolzano Award

Both students and graduates may be granted the Bolzano award for their extraordinary original work of interdisciplinary character. Submit your application through the SIS until October 31.

Come to our libraries

Books don't bite, and neither do librarians. On the contrary. Our libraries can help you in many situations. Why go to the library, what you will find there and what advantages it has for you, can be found here.

Jewelery workshop

22.10. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to create a custom jewelery? Come to the Circular Workshop and find out! Our experienced tutors will help you to explore the elvic motives and .

English Support Group

Every semestr, we open our support group for international students. The regular meetings take place every two weeks. They are open to everyone who needs support, would like to share or just feels alone. Looking forward to meeting you!

Carolinum Guided Tour

13.10. Do you want to see and learn more about where it all started? Join us for a sightseeing guided tour through Carolinum – the historical building of Charles University. Our guided tour will reveal to you the story of Charles IV. and all the steps he had to take to establish our university.

Psychological Resilience

22.–23.10. Join us for an interactive workshop focused on mental resilience and its strengthening. We will spend the weekend talking about mental health, learning how to relax, and getting to know each other. Don’t forget to register soon!


Going native

Independence Day

On October 28, 1918 the first independent Czechoslovak state was founded from territories that were previously part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tomáš G. Masaryk became the first president of this national state, inspired by President Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points, especially the principle of self-determination. Czechoslovakia became one of Europe’s first successful multi-party parliamentary democracies. Unfortunately, the so called First Republic only lasted two decades until Nazi occupation of the Czech Lands in 1938-39.

Although Czechoslovakia no longer exists today, Czechs continue to view this date as the day of our national founding. For further information about this critical turning point of our history, we recommend reading this book (available in libraries and online).



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