Explore the Global Classroom: Bavaria to Bohemia (Pre-freshman Program)

Explore the global classroom:  Bavaria to Bohemia

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This program is designed to be a global opportunity exclusive to Polytechnic incoming freshmen and will focus on two Polytechnic strategic partner university locations: Munich University of Applied Sciences (Munich, Germany) and Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic). 

The program will start in Munich, Germany where the itinerary will be a combination of cultural visits, industry visit tours, open-air intercultural sessions and a college visit to the university.  While at the university, students will meet with their international office, take a campus tour to learn about the facilities and curriculum and meet up with students from Munich’s International Club.  After a week of activities in Munich and Bavaria, we will travel to Prague. 

Prague is a city rich in cultural and technological sites and history.  Students will get the same type of experience at Czech Technical University and be exposed to the idea that Prague is truly an international city with students from all over the world taking cutting edge curriculum in English as a language of instruction.  Intercultural sessions will focus on the Czech people’s unique position in history post World War II, through the Soviet occupation to present day. A day trip to the historic city of Plzen will offer a glimpse of the US liberation of the area during WWII.  

This 3 credit hour course will utilize the Global Competence Certificate (GCC) curriculum as we work toward increasing the intercultural competence of our Polytechnic student participants.  Student will complete course work will utilize the GCC online modules as well as focusing on the benefits of intercultural competence in the tech fields that operate in a global setting. 


Preliminary Itinerary

Monday, July 22nd 

          Travel to Munich

Tuesday, July 23rd   

          AM: Arrive in Munich. “S1” Bahn train from airport terminal to Donnersbergerbrucke

          Walk to hotel & leave bags

          PM: Walk to Marienplatz & lunch in the area on own

          Guided city walking tour in afternoon

          Back to hotel for official hotel check in.

          6:00pm Group Dinner at Augustiner Braustuben

Wednesday, July 24th

          AM: IDI Debriefs at hotel

          Tram to Munich University of Applied Sciences

          Lunch at Habib’s Imbiss (Doner)

          Tour of the university

          Tram to Olympic Park

          Tour of Olympic tower

           Restaurant Olympiasee - pay on own

Thursday, July 25th

          AM: Tram to BMW facility

          Free exploration of BMW Welt

          Grab snack/light lunch at “Coopers”

          PM: Production Tour of BMW plant

          Class time on Olympic Park grounds

          Tram back to Hotel

          6:30pm Group Dinner at Zapata

Friday, July 26th

          Scavenger hunt activities throughout city

          Lunch –Viktualienmarkt on own

          PM: 2:00-3:30pm - Class time at the English Garden

          Free time/swimming

          7pm Dinner at Augustiner Keller Garden - pay on your own

Saturday, July 27th

          Neuschwanstein Castle trip

          11:30am Group Lunch at Alpenstuben

          Dinner on own in Fussen

          Return to Munich

Sunday, July 28th

          AM: Trip to Dachau (2.5 hour guided tour)

          PM: Free time (ALL shopping closed on Sundays)

          6:00pm Group Dinner at Il Castagno

Monday, July 29th  

          AM: Hotel checkout

          Bus/Train to Prague

          PM: Hotel transport to Hotel Ibis Praha Old Town & check in

          Walk to Old Town to see Astronomical Clock

          7:00pm Group Dinner at Ristorante Vabene Pizzeria

Tuesday, July 30th

          Explore Prague day: walking tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, & Lennon Wall

          Class session

          6:00pm Group Dinner at Kotleta

Wednesday, July 31st  

          AM: Metro to Czech Technical University

          10:00am Tour of university

          Class session on campus

          PM: explore Jewish quarter on way back to hotel

          Jewish Museum guided tour

          6:30pm Group Dinner at The Street Restaurant

Thursday, August 1st  

          AM: Visit to Prague Castle  

          PM: Scavenger Hunt activities throughout city (lunch on your own)  

           7:00pm Group Dinner at La Boca Praha

Friday, August 2nd  

          AM: Train to Plzen – depart from Praha HLN

          Brewery tour @ Pilsner Urquell at 10:30am

          12:30pm Group Lunch at Na Spilce

          Underground tour 2:30pm

          Town Square & optional climb of church tower (tallest one in Czech Republic)  

          Train back to Prague

          Dinner on own

Saturday, August 3rd  

          AM: Visit to Vysehrad hilltop fortress

          Class session in fortress grounds

          Free afternoon

          6:30pm Group Dinner at Deminka

Sunday, August 4th  

          Travel to U.S.


Contact program leader Elizabeth Barajas via email with your questions. 

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Department Location Duration Professor
Aviation and Transportation Technology
Computer and Information Technology
Computer Graphics Technology
Construction Management Technology
Engineering Technology
Technology Leadership & Innovation
Czech Republic, Germany Pre-Freshman Summer Program Elizabeth Barajas