Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

Living Abroad

AIFS in Prague Resident Director, Summer Program Session B

AIFS Resident Director

Renata Sluneckova


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.

AIFS in Prague Resident Director, Summer Program Session C

AIFS Resident Director

Maike Leidecker


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 U.S., 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.

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.


You will live in a student residence, conveniently located within easy reach of stores, restaurants and the metro station, and share a double room with another AIFS student. Each room has access to kitchen facilities. The housing includes free Wi-Fi as well as 24-hour security. There are also laundry facilities on site.


You will receive a meal allowance loaded onto an ATM cash card to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries during your stay. Students enjoy the flexibility of being able to purchase meals at the University cafeterias or local Czech restaurants, or buy groceries to cook at home.


Public transportation is very convenient in Prague. You will receive a transportation pass to ride the metro, buses and trams.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Czech culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which usually include:

  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Czech restaurant
  • Walking tours which may include: Old Town and Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Gardens, New Town, Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter), and alternative culture/street art
  • Performances such as ballet, classical and jazz concerts, local festivals, visits to famous Prague cafés (coffee and cake included)
  • Castle day trip outside of Prague
  • Day out in the countryside - nature reserve Divoka Sarka
  • Visit to the Jewish Museum, synagogues and cemetery
  • Sports day

Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.