Ski weekend report

9.-10.3. 2013 we had a Ski weekend in Lipno. It slowly transformed into snowboard weekend in the end as the majority of students took snowboards :)

Eventhought they never stood on ski or snowboards students managed to learn that quickly and had absolute fun. From our mentors Martina Balzarova (ski) and Veronika Masilkova (snb) were on site and did their best to teach students how to use properly the snow gear.

Students arrived in Lipno by train on saturday and had to walk to the renting service and accomodation (aprox. 30 minutes). We stayed in chata Lanovka that is situated directly in front of the chairlift and ski slope (n.7 on the map).

Despite the fact that It was a little bit warmer and we encountered few rain drops the snow conditions were very good. We also had a little fog but it mostly diseapeared during the day.

Few students went for evening skiing. Other entertainement options were to discover local bars, restaurants and disco. There was also possibility to go to pool (Aquaworld Lipno) or to ride on Bobsleight track.

Sunday was whole day spend on ski slopes, students returned to Ceske Budejovice at the end of chairlift service by skibus.

Everybody enjoyed the weekend a lot. We hope that other trips this semester will be also such a succes.

Vienna trip

Vienna trip will be 11.-12.5.2013
Prize for you is 850 CZK

Prize includes: transport by bus, accommodation with breakfast, and walk around Vienna with a guide

WARNING – the trip will be realized only with minimum number of 20 participating students!

If you are interested please confirm your participation until 17.3.2013, 6 pm. Register only in case of serious interest! It is possible to sign out via email during this period also. Everyone who will be registered after the deadline is obligated to pay the prize for the trip.

You have to pay for the trip no later than 29.3.2013. (Exact money collecting dates will be selected after registration deadline)

Note: it is non-refundable deposit for the trip! Since it is a trip abroad, we need to have all money ahead to secure our bookings and arrange transportation, thank you for understanding.

Beer tasting & Karaoke party!

We would like to invite you to a beer tasting in Budvar Brewery! Also we have prepared for you Karaoke Party, which will take place on Monday 11th March. The meeting point is the main square at 20.00. For both of these events you need to register here

Ski Weekend 9. – 10. 3. 2013

Dear students, we have prepared an amazing weekend for you in Ski Areal Lipno.

The Ski Weekend will be 9.-10.3.2013. The prize for you is only 650 CZK and the prize includes: Transport, accommodation, group dinner on arrival day, breakfast, renting of ski gear and ski pass.

Limited number of participants: 20 students

The payment for the ski weekend will be done in our ISC USB office (Rectorate building, 4th floor) on Monday 4.3.2013 from 10am to 12pm and 16-17 pm, Tuesday 5.3.2013 from 10:30am to 11:15am. Only for previously online registered students. Please prepare exact amount of money, Thank you for cooperation.

Let´s have some fun in snow like Krtecek and his friends! :)

Translation soirée – theatre performance

This semester you can also visit performances of Jan Nepomuk Piskac in our student theatre SUD, Hroznová 8, České Budějovice called Translation Soirée.

It is held every first Wednesday in month: 6.3., 3.4.,1.5. and 5.6.2013. Start 19:30, entrance fee voluntary

How many languages you know or seven times and once a human language/speech dance of words, sounds, pauses and silence solo performance at the border of „text-appeal”, narrated theatre and a speech workshop in original version, translations as well as stealations both the actor’s as well as others.The author format of Translation Soirée evolved from the actor´s several years of teaching experience in the field of speech training, recitation and dialogues at home and abroad, with foreigners at home and with locals abroad. The recitation of texts to foreigner in their mother tongues and teaching the Czechs in foreign languages uncovered to the actor (and his students) the liberating, rejuvenatory and creative play with languages. Languages are not objects of daily consumption for the recitator, they are not subject to consumer approach towards language every mother tongue, used from morning to evening nearly automatically (as on a conveyor belt), is threatened by.

We can master foreign languages fluently, although we can hardly achieve the meaning range in their use as in the case of mother tongue. This is then the chance and challenge for the body expression of the language, for an oral gesture, for acting through speech. In this regard the foreign language can paradoxically activate us more than our language and it can create a sense of rhythm, cadence, melody, colour, taste and smell of the word or for the sonic of the word as such. And this buried sense and senses (the language sensitivity) can return the experience with the body distinct and expressive foreign language to our mother language.

In the Translation Soirée, translations (and sometimes stealations) are conceived and discussed not only as simple transfers from one language to another. Experimenting with them is not limited merely to various forms of language and speech change within one text (which happens there too). Sometimes it is the transfer into its onomatopoeic structure, sometimes it is “turning off the sound“ and transfering the text purely into the kinestetic movement of the reciter.

Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Spanish, Portugal, Russian, Polish, Slovenian…

Jan Nepomuk Piskač (born 1976): Rhetor, tribune, troubadour, teacher of speech (and of languages), creator of the “high-tech haiku“ author format and the scenic translation soirée, student and assistant of Ivan Vyskočil at DAMU (Theatre Faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts) since 2nd half of nineties of 20th century.


Welcome party was a huge success

On Wednesday 20.2.2013 we have prepared a Welcome party for Erasmus, CEEPUS and few other foreign students that are staying at University of South Bohemia in summer term. The theme of the party was Czech Republic so the decorations were in style of our tricolor: blue, white and red. Students were oficially welcomed by rector of the University Libor Grubhoffer and by Vice-rector Dagmar Škodová Parmová.


ISC USB team and representatives of University of South Bohemia

New ISC USB Office was opened!!!

On the 21st January 2013 ISC USB Team opened ceremonially new ISC USB Office in the Rectorate Building.

Just now we are preparing the office for the beginning of the summer semester to be ready to welcome first foreign students.

We are going to set Office Hours. So just get ready for it :-D

There are some pictures of first mentors who helped with the ceremonial opening :-)

Last Erasmus Meeting Table 2012 – 16th December 2012 – Pictures

On the 16th December last Erasmus Meeting Table 2012 was organized in the Potrefená Husa Restaurant :-)


We were very happy that some of you participated and enjoyed the last common moments together :-D

Sharing presents was the evening – making activity. Everyone brought small present and then they were given to other participant of the table ;-)

As we can see everyone liked it :-)


And there are some pictures

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