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Central Europe

Accommodation and Meals

While in Brno all students will be housed in student residence complexes at Masaryk University. Accommodation will be in double rooms with ensuite washrooms, with common kitchens on every floor. There is Wi-Fi in the residence in Brno but access may vary at the accommodations on field trips. There is no meal plan. 

Note: Students in this program cannot opt out of accommodation. 

Flight

No group flight is available for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. Students should plan to fly in and out of Prague. Transportation between the Prague airport and the residence in Brno will be provided to students arriving within a designated time on June 23, 2021. The Summer Abroad office will provide more information to admitted students. 

Please note that if you choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the program dates, you will be responsible for arranging your own housing for the extra day(s). 

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that they have the necessary travel documents to enter the countries listed below as visitors.

Information on the entry requirements for the following countries are available by visiting the Global Affairs Canada website:

Please note that most governments have implemented special entry and exit restrictions and requirements for their country due to COVID-19.

As of December 2021, Canadian citizens only require a passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, or the Slovak Republic as a visitor. Citizens of other countries may require visas.

If your flight plans include a stopover in another country (even if it is just a few hours long), you should also check that country's visa requirements in case you require a transit visa for the stopover.

Note: All countries in this program are parties to the Schengen Agreement, and so students who do need a visa to enter them should only need to obtain one Schengen visa (not individual visas for each country). For further information please contact any of the embassies/consulates.

Health and Safety

All students are responsible for making sure that they have the necessary travel documents to enter the countries listed below as visitors. Information on the entry requirements is available from the embassies/consulates of each country.

Austria: 30 St. Clair Ave W, Suite 607, Toronto, ON, M4V 3A1, ph: 416-967-4867, https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-ottawa/
Czech Republic: 2 Bloor St West, Suite 1500, Toronto, M4W 3E2, ph: 416-972-1476, https://www.mzv.cz/toronto/en
Hungary: 175 Bloor St East, Suite 1109, Toronto, M4W 3R8, ph: 647-349-2550, http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en
Poland: 2603 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, M8V 1G5, ph: 416-252-5471, http://ottawa.msz.gov.pl/en/ 
Slovakia: 649 Brooker Ridge, Newmarket, L3X 1V7, ph: 647-290-9304, https://www.mzv.sk/web/ottawa-en (ALL students travel through Slovakia en route to Budapest, Hungary.)

Note: All countries in this program are parties to the Schengen Agreement, and so students who need a visa to enter them should only need to obtain one Schengen visa. For further information please contact any of the embassies/consulates above. 

As of December 2021, Canadian citizens only require a passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia as a visitor. Citizens of other countries may require visas.

Pre-Departure Orientation
All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend the in-person Central Europe PDO, which will take place in April 2022.