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Czech/Slovak Study Tour

Czech/Slovak Study Tour

Each fall since 1993, (except in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 outbreak), UIC Law has arranged a 10-day study tour to the Czech and Slovak Republics for American lawyers, judges, and others who are interested in Czech and Slovak politics and culture. Participants visit sites in the Czech Republic, especially those with a legal significance, including the Czech Bar Association, the courts, and other government agencies.  The tour often includes short visits to other nearby countries, including Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Members of the group make presentations to the law students at Masaryk University in Brno on United States law. These lectures are enthusiastically received by the students. During the trip applicants are interviewed by professors from UIC Law for selection as exchange students for the following year. The school also hosts a reception in Brno for prospective exchange students, past exchange students that have returned to the Czech Republic, professors from the law faculty at Masaryk University, and other friends of the Law School.

For more information about the Study Tour, please contact Professor Michael Seng at (312) 987-1446 or mseng@uic.edu.

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Join us for the 29th Annual Trip to the Czech Republic, taking place from Fri Oct 13 2023 to Mon Oct 23, 2023. This in-person event promises to be an unforgettable experience, filled with adventure, culture, and fun!

Our trip will take us to the beautiful country of the Czech Republic, where we’ll explore its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine. From the charming streets of Prague to the rolling hills of Bohemia, there’s something for everyone on this trip.

Throughout the trip, we’ll be staying in comfortable accommodations and enjoying guided tours of some of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or new to exploring the world, this trip is sure to be a highlight of your year.

So pack your bags and join us for the 29th Annual Trip to the Czech Republic! We can’t wait to share this incredible adventure with you.

Transportation

Participants will arrange their own airline transportation. Please coordinate arrivals and departures with Maria Ruiz at 312-427-2737 Ext. 492, chavezma@uic.edu. Transportation from airport to hotel in Prague is provided as is transportation from hotel to airport in Vienna. In-country transportation between cities and for tours is provided.

Hotels

Group will stay in the Ibis Mala Strana in Prague and the Hotel Continental in Brno. Other hotel is still under selection. Hotel room (along with breakfast) is included in the package.

Meals and other expenses

Meals are not included in the package; however, there will be a welcome dinner in Prague, a farewell dinner in Bratislava, and our annual reception for alumni and friends in Brno that are included in the package. Tour fees, including the visit to a wine cellar, are also covered in the package.

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Friday, October 13th – Depart your gateway city
See flight information below.

Czech 2023 Flight Information

Saturday, October 14th – Arrive Prague International Airport
Meet ground transportation and check in to Ibis Mala Straha. Lunch is on your own. Welcome Dinner at the Max’s Steakhouse . Travel with the group or meet there at 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 15th – Meet in lobby at 8 a.m. for Day Trip

Monday, October 16th – Check out at 8:45 a.m. Check in Hotel Continental 7pm.
We will stop along the way in South Bohemia or Moravia.

Tuesday, October 17th – Visit courts 7:45 a.m. Afternoon free.

Wednesday, October 18th – A Day of US Law 7:30 a.m. Reception at hotel 6 p.m.
Lectures to students an Faculty of Law at Masaryk University, Veveri 70, Room TBD. Evening reception for students, alunmi and friends at Hotel Continental.

Thursday, October 19th – Check out Hotel Continental. Head to Luhačovice.
Free day for shopping or visiting the Spa.

Friday, October 20th – Trip to Uherský Brod and Jan Amos Komensky Museum.

Saturday, October 21st – Depart Luhačovice, visit Trenčín and Modrá .

Sunday, October 22nd – A day in Bratislava and Farewell Dinner

Monday, October 23rd – Check out and travel to Vienna International Airport.

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UIC Czech/Slovak Legal Institute

Michael P. Seng, Director
(312) 987-1446
mseng@uic.edu

Maria A. Ruiz, Grants & Contracts Associate
(312) 427-2737 Ext. 492
chavezma@uic.edu