During your stay the International Union of Youth (IUY) will organize a cultural program which includes-entertainment events and trips to foreign countries. Traveling is one of the most exciting activities that you can experience nowadays. Czech Republic is located right in the heart of Europe which makes travelling to other cities easier and more affordable than anywhere else. Here is a quick overview of destinations and trips that we organize as part of our program.
Excursions are included in the price of all IUY programs. They are designed as an additional component to the experience of studying abroad. Transfer and guided tours are included in the price. In case if the trip takes more than 1 day, hotel accommodation and breakfast are also included. Additional optional tours may be offered but they are not included in the IUY program price.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in Germany, was founded in the 12th century. Like many German cities it suffered greatly in the Second World War and had to be almost completely rebuilt since then. Today it has transformed into a beautiful, modern, dynamic city with the most powerful economy and the lowest unemployment rate in Germany.
There are plenty of historical, interesting and unusual places to see in Munich. Among those are stunning – Baroque style churches, wonderful parks, gardens, museums, palaces and modern shopping centers. Munich is well- known for Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival which has been held here every year for more than 200 years, attracting thousands of beer-lovers from all over the world.
As a part of our MSM tour we make a visit to the world-famous BMW Museum. The permanent exhibition which tell us about the amazing history of BMW is spread over some 4000 m², displays hundreds of automobiles, engines and motorcycles. The unique design of the museum will leave breathless even those who are not interested in cars. Fascinating architecture, a constantly updated exhibition and an impressive entertainment program will make remarkable memories for everyone.
The town of Karlovy Vary is situated about 120 km from Prague in the western part of the Czech Republic where the rivers Teplá and Ohře (Eger) merge. This city is a world known health resort hosting the best spas in the world.
This town was founded by Charles IV in the XIV century. According to the legend, the emperor built the city after an accidental discovery of thermal springs. From the XVI century, this spa center was honoured with visits of many noble families and wealthy citizens. Due to a great number of natural disasters, only a few buildings have survived from those times. The golden Age of Karlovy Vary was in the XVIII and XIX centuries, and many local landmarks were built during that period.
Many tourists come to visit cultural and sporting events that the city hosts throughout the year. One of the most popular social events is the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which attracts professionals and Hollywood stars as well as amateurs and movie fans. Furthermore, Karlovy Vary often hosts filming crews that shoot their best scenes on the city streets. Casino Royal, one of the James Bond movies, is a striking example.
On top of everything some of Karlovy Vary landmarks have gained international reputation and recognition: such as Becherovka, Moser and Thun.