Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic - University of Economics

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


  • Meal allowance worth $1,000

Wi-Fi Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Prague

Housing Options

Student Residence Hall

You will live in a student residence, which is conveniently located within easy reach of stores, restaurants and public transport options that connect you with the heart of downtown, your school buildings, and the AIFS office.

Typically, two AIFS students share a room that is connected to small kitchen facilities and bathrooms that are shared with another room (housing AIFS students). The reception area in the dorms is open 24 hours a day. The facilities are monitored by security staff.

Please note that the student residences are not located in the Old Town but rather in a residential area within reasonable transit time to the buildings and areas significant to your interest. AIFS strives to offer students with an immersive cultural experience. Living in a residential area outside of the Old Town, just like a typical Prague inhabitant, will allow you to see and experience the city in the eyes of a true local.


You will be given a meal allowance worth $1,000 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries 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 receive a cell phone or Czech SIM card 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
  • Czech Buddy program offered through the University’s International Club for language practice and exchange
  • 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 of organizations. Recent offerings have included:

  • Production, marketing, IT and administrative assistant placements with the Prague Shakespeare Company
  • Home economics assistant with Jedlička Institute and schools for physically disabled people
  • 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

Renata Sluneckova

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

Phone: +420 224 162 006

Hello everybody, I am sending you my best wishes from Prague, my home for more than 20 years. I received my Master's degree from Palackeho University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and before joining AIFS in 2014 I worked for the Open Media Institute in Prague, the partner organization of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, making local arrangements for BBC film crews and for journalists based in Prague.

My experience of living in different parts of the Czech Republic means I am a great resource for you when you are in Prague. You will find me in the AIFS office, right in the center of the city, a short walk from the University classroom buildings and the main attractions of this most beautiful city.

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.