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Study Abroad in Prague: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Student Residence Hall

Live with other AIFS students conveniently located within easy reach of stores, restaurants and the metro station.

  • Shared double room
  • Shared bathroom and kitchenette
  • 24-hour reception


  • Allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. Students can opt out for a reduced program fee

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

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 sign up for fitness classes and team sports.


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

Cultural Activities

In addition to excursions a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program. 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 glasswork factory
  • A boat cruise on the Vltava River
  • Prague city walks focusing on different neighborhoods
  • 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 cafés
  • 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
  • Czech cooking class
  • 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 Easter craft activities, 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

Jenny Pena

Phone: +420 224 162 006

Ahoj! My name is Jenny and I will be overseeing your stay in Prague. Originally born in the Philippines but growing up in Canada, I have called the Czech Republic my home for the last 5 years. Just like what you are about to embark on, I have studied abroad during my undergrad year in Spain, which sparked my love for the European lifestyle, culture and people. I have been working with AIFS Prague for almost as long as my stay here in the Czech Republic. 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.