Living in Prague

With eight state and more than twenty private universities, Prague has a significant student community. Students from all over the world are attracted to this cosmopolitan city with over 1.2 million residents. Prague is regularly rated as one of the best student cities in Europe, as it has a relatively low cost of living with all the amenities and conveniences a foreign student could need.

Public Transport

Students Getting Off TramStudents move around Prague on foot or by public transportation. Prague has an excellent and safe public transportation system which includes a metro, trams, and city buses. It is considered to be one of the most efficient transportation systems in Europe. Upon your arrival, you’ll be given LÍTAČKA, which is our transportation pass. It gives you access to any public transport throughout your whole stay (even for a cable car up the Petřín Lookout Tower and the Ferries on Vltava River).

 

Food

Czech cuisine is considered as very heavy with dishes typically consisting of a meat, sauce, and a side dish (potatoes or dumplings). You can find traditional Czech restaurants on every street, but Prague also offers an international cuisine. With hundreds of different restaurants and cafés to choose from, students will find that Prague satisfies all of their needs. Vegetarians will also find that many establishments offer meat-free dishes and some restaurants that are strictly vegetarian or vegan.

Without a doubt, Prague farmers markets are one of the best ways to experience Czech food. As a Prague attraction, they are authentic, genuine and popular among the locals. You can find the famous ones at Vltava riverbank (“Náplavka”), Jiřího z Poděbrad, Holešovice and Dejvice.

Language

The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech. Students will have a short introduction to Czech Language during the on-site orientation and can also take Czech Language Course. Prague is a cosmopolitan city and it is common to hear English, German, Russian, and other languages spoken. We encourage students to attempt to learn some basic Czech in order to better immerse themselves into the local culture, but students will find that they are able to get by easily using English in Prague.

Things to Do

Prague is an international city and you can find a variety of courses, sporting events, or exhibitions that are led by English-speakers.

During summer time you can find the best parties with the best view of the Prague Castle at the famous Prague riversides. During the day you can take a walk around one of the parks located downtown. You shouldn’t miss that out, because Prague was ranked the World’s greenest city!

When it gets cold, you can bring up your aesthetic soul in contemporary art museums or admire beautiful paintings of various artists in our National Gallery. If you prefer theatre, we can definitely recommend the beautiful plays in National Theatre.

If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can always climb up the stairs to the Prague Castle or adore the newly reconstructed National Museum.

You’ll find a ‘What’s On’ section on the website Expats.cz including cinema listings, exhibitions and workshops. Another great resource for concerts and events is: GoOut.cz