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Erasmus Experience in Plzen, Czech Republic by Ana

Why did you choose to go to Plzen, Czech Republic?

It was not an actual choice for me. I made my all degree there. Czech Republic is known for the really nice parties, wild party people, amazing landscapes & monuments. Prague is just unforgettable! Amazing, beautiful city! Beside all that, it is Central in Europe so it give you the chance to travel to a lot of other countries!


How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

5 years. I had to pay my own expenses. I was not in Erasmus programme.

What is the student lifestyle like in Plzen?

Two-words? Hard-working and hard-partying!

Would you recommend the city and the University of Plzen to other students?

Absolutely! It is a really nice university! It has a lot of good professors respected worldwide.

What is the food like?

I am vegetarian so for me Plzen is perfect because I can get a veggie dish everywhere!

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Plzen?

You have university residentials so I guess you won't have any problems with accomodation!

How much does it cost to live in Plzen?

Average the same as in Europe countries, I would say that like in Portugal or Spain or Italy.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

Czech is really difficult but there are a lot of people talking english in the city!

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Plzen from your city?

By bus: Student Agency.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Plzen?

Menfisto, Andel, pH and Calabria Palace.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Plzen?

Sure! Try El-Cid or the brewery restaurant!

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

The brewery, the cathedral, the synagogue, Skoda technological center...

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Plzen in the future?

Have fun and enjoy that amazing little city!

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