Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

Living Abroad

AIFS in Prague Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Jenny Pena

Email: jpena@aifs.co.uk

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.

Housing

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.

Meals

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.

Transportation

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.