Zlin is situated in the Moravia (the eastern part of Czech Republic) it is quite small city with 75 000 inhabitants, so when you compare it with other cities in Czech Republic or European cities you can just think about “what the hell I can do there and how will my Erasmus looks like?” Lots of things but first watch this video, which will show you the "city of green and red". Why red? because of the characteristic buildings made from red Bricks.
Faculties: Zlin is a small city and the faculties aren't that far from each other, so you can walk or if it's bigger distance, then you can take a trolley-bus. According to your time schedule of your courses you will just go to school, pay attention, take notes, do your work and also have fun with your new classmates, this is the most important part! The examination period is the time when you should study hard therefore you can use our new and modern library (U13) with internet connection, books, copier, and the best part of whole library is hidden in the fourth floor – chill-out zone for students. Come and explore!
Dormitories: We recommend asking for accommodation at our university dormitories during your stay in Zlin. Why? Usually all Erasmus students live there. So there is always the most of fun. The other reason is that the dorms are very close to University as well as to the city centre.
Climate: The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with warm summers and cold, cloudy and snowy winters. The temperature difference between summer and winter is relatively high The coldest month is usually January, followed by February and December. During these months, there is usually snow in the mountains and sometimes in the major cities and lowlands and the temeratures usually fall below 0 °C. During March, April and May, the temperature usually increases rapidly, especially during April, when the temperature and weather tends to vary widely during the day. The warmest month of the year is July, followed by August and June. On average, summer temperatures are about 20 – 30 C° higher than during winter. Summer is also characterized by rain and storms. Autumn generally begins in September, which is still relatively warm and dry. During October, temperatures usually fall below 15 °C or 10 °C and deciduous trees begin to shed their leaves. By the end of November, temperatures usually range around the freezing point.
Events & trips! Here are a few photos from events or trips organized by BSZ in the previous semesters.
As you can see in gallery above, the buddy system is organizing every semester few trips/events and what can you expect?? Erasmus journey in Zlin starts by Welcome Week. It's the first week of semester during which is, at least one party or social activity per day. By attending those activities should all international students get to know each other, Zlin and faculties of university. Also organised is a tour (orientation walk) around the city which highlights the main and the most important places in Zlin, where to go for a meal, drink and where to go out to enjoy a party or just talk with friends. We can’t forget the event. „Help Twice“ where students can buy dishes that have been donated by previous international students and the money is donated to charity. Welcome Week is here to make international students more comfortable in Zlin!
What we have to highlight is a countless variety of trips such as a trip to Krakow, Southern Bohemia, Tatra mountains, Luhačovice, Macocha or Southern Moravia, events such as International dinner, in winter semester christmas party, karaoke night, movie night, country presentations or language bazar and other social activities.