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Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Israel 2019/2020 Faculty agreements

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Social Studies

Field of study:
Political Science / International Relations

Level of study during period of placement:
Bachelor

Language used:
English

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
autumn 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-10-28 - 2020-03-01

Number of months:
4.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
https://www.idc.ac.il/he/pages/home.aspx

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Motivační dopis, výpis známek, doklad o znalosti AJ

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
3 měsíce cca

Did you need a visa?:
yes

Documents and materials needed for a visa:
https://embassies.gov.il/Praha/ConsularServices/Pages/Viza.aspx

Length of wait for visa:
1 den

Fee for the visa:
1050 Kč

Studies
Did you have a Learning Agreement signed before your departure?:
yes

If not, why not?:

Before your departure did you know how your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Ano

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Ano

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Před začátkem semestru online, možno měnit dva týdny po začátku semestru

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Ano

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
Neznám přesný klíč, kredity přepočítala koordinátorka zahraničních pobytů na katedře.

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Podobně jako na MUNI - přednášky + semináře, hodně skupinové práce. Zkoušky bývají často take home - napsaní eseje na dané téma, spíše se zaměřují na pochopení tématu než na teorii a definice. Hodnocení mírnější než na MUNI.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Výuka je zaměřená hlavně na praxi a ne tolik na teorii (v oboru Government), která ale občas chybí.

How did you receive study materials?:
Od vyučujících na Moodle, případně výpisky od starších spolužáků.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Theories in the Study of Terrorism and Guerilla se Steviem Weinbergem a Research Methods s Carmelou Lutmar.

How well is the school library equipped?:
V knihovně spíše méně výtisků, výpůjční doba max. 2 dny, ale většina knih přístupná online v systému.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
Počítače v knihovně a ve volně dostupných počítačových knihovnách - notebook nebyl nutný, ale hodí se. IDC má možnost vzdáleného přístupu do systému.

Options from printing and copying:
Na kampusu za menší poplatek.

Does the foreign school/student organisation arrange special events for exchange students?:
yes

If yes then what?:
Přímo škola ne, ale studentský spolek IDC Connect - seznamovací akce pro zahraniční studenty, organizované výlety, párty, atd.

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
2

or describe in your own words:

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
Pokoj ve sdíleném bytě v Herzliyi.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
750 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Individuální. Pokud jdete na koleje, tak ty nejsou vybavené vůbec a je dobré s tím počítat.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Klidně na místě. Pokud dopředu, tak zkuste Facebookové skupiny s pronájmy v Herzliyi/Tel Avivu

What are the catering options?:
Cafeteria, kavárna a obchody na kampusu + restaurace v blízkosti školy.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Cca 4x vyšší než v ČR

Transport to location of placement:
Pěšky

Rough prices for transportation:
MHD po Herzliyi jedna jízda 5.90 shekelů, do Tel Avivu 9.30 shekelů. Možnost vyřídit studentskou kartu na semestr (cca 650 shekelů)

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Studentský tarif na Rav Kav, oblast Tel Aviv extended.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
MHD, možnost půjčit kolo/elektrickou koloběžku v podstatě všude.

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
-

What health insurance did you use? (rough price, advantages, disadvantages, is it necessary to arrange insurance at the university other than your home (Czech) insurance?):
U ČSOB pojišťovny, není třeba vyřizovat jiné. Případně i IDC nabízí možnost pojištění.

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Ne

Did you work during your studies?:
Na studentské vízum nelze pracovat.

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
-

Tips for free-time activities:
Cestovat

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
80000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
20000 CZK

Number of supported months:
4

Total number of months:
4

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Stipendium z FSS na podporu krátkodobých zahraničních pobytů

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:
25 000 Kč - jednorázově

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 CZK

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 CZK

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 CZK

c/ amount of other fees (which):
0 CZK

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
32000 CZK

a/ of which for accommodation:
21000 CZK

b/ of which for catering:
4000 CZK

c/ travel and recreation:
7000 CZK

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
22

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
46

Did you know in advance which of your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Ano

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Semestr v Izraeli končí později a na známky se dlouho čeká, problém není s uznáním ale s postupem do dalšího semestru a věcmi s tím souvisejícími (potvrzení o studiu, ISIC)

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
1

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
2

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
2

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Ne

What would you recommend to take with you:
-

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Osobní přístup vyučujících

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Dlouhé čekání na opravy testů a seminárek.

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