Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic - UE

Study Abroad in Prague: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Student Residence Hall

  • Shared Double Room
  • Approximately 4 students per apartment
  • Shared Bathroom and Kitchenette
  • 24-hour Reception

Meals

  • Meal allowance worth $1,000

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Prague

Housing Options

Student Residence Hall

You will share a room with another AIFS student in a flat for up to four people. Every flat unit consists of a kitchen with an electric hot plate and a fridge. A bathroom with a shower, wash-basin and WC is also located inside the flat. Bed linen is provided.

The residence has a gym, kitchen, music room, study room, TV rooms and free Internet access via Wi-Fi. A tram line links the residence hall to the University buildings.

Meals

You will be given a meal allowance worth $1,000 to subsidize the cost of meals which students find a great help when managing their living costs in Prague. The meal allowance is intended for use in local Czech restaurants and the University cafeteria or to purchase food to cook meals in the student residence. Students may opt out of the meal allowance and pay a reduced program fee of $11,495.

Independent Living

Students who wish to arrange their own housing should contact their AIFS Admissions Officer before the program payment deadline for further information on Prague housing agencies and to find out the value of the program fee rebate.

Cell Phones and Transportation Pass

All AIFS Prague students recieve a cell phone with starting credit for use while in Europe and a travel pass for use on Prague's excellent public transport system.

Sports Facilities

The University has its own sports facilities and AIFS students may use the modern, multipurpose sports arena which was opened in 2009. The gym has sufficient space for three volleyball or two basketball courts, handball, floor ball, indoor football, and other sports. There is an artificial climbing wall and a rehabilitation exercise room.

University activities available to AIFS students include a choir, a chamber orchestra, a folklore group, a film club, a theater group, and student journals.

Cultural Activities

In addition to excursions a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Czech life. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Visit to a Bohemian glassworks factory
  • A boat cruise on the Vlatva River
  • Prague city walks including an alternative tour focusing on contemporary culture and street art
  • Visits to the Jewish Museum, synagogues and cemetery
  • Opera, theater, ballet and concert visits
  • Sports events such as hockey and soccer games
  • Yoga sessions and climbing
  • Visits to famous Prague cafes
  • Informal Czech lessons with AIFS staff members
  • Czech Buddy program offered through the University’s International Club
  • Castle trips and day trips to other towns such as Plzen and days out in the countryside including hiking trips
  • Off the beaten track events such as concerts, festivals and markets which take you off the tourist trail to venues attended by Czech locals
  • Czech related and seasonal events such as Czech Christmas cookie baking and folklore crafts

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Volunteering and Non-Credit Internship Opportunities

AIFS can arrange volunteer activities and non-credit internship placements across a variety of fields and within a range or organizations. Recent offerings have included:

  • Production, marketing, IT and administrative assistant placements with the Prague Shakespeare Company
  • IT, web design and administrative assistant placements with AGORA Central Europe NGO
  • Home economics assistant with Jedlička Institute and schools for physically disabled
  • Art class and English assistant in school for visually impaired students
  • Teaching English in elementary schools in Prague
  • Production assistant at Mezipatra Festival

Interested students should contact the Resident Director directly once they have been accepted into the program.

AIFS in Prague Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Maike Leidecker

AIFS Prague Office
Vodickova 28
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 224 162 006
Email: mleidecker@aifs.co.uk

Dobry den! I have been working with AIFS in various locations since 2010. Now, I call Prague my home. Originally from Berlin, Germany, I received an MA degree in British and North American Studies from Potsdam University. As an exchange student, I spent a year living in the USA, where I acquired first-hand knowledge of the life and culture in America. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, baking, the cafés and galleries of Prague, and traveling.

You will find me in the AIFS office, right in the center of Prague, a short walk from the University classroom buildings and the main attractions of the city.

Prague is a beautiful city that has something for everyone with its amazing architecture, cafés, variety of art, music and history. I look forward to helping you make the most of your time in this magical place.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.