Erasmus Experience in Prague, Czech Republic by Mary
Why did you choose to go to Prague, Czech Republic?
I chose Prague, 'cause of the mentor I would have throughout my placement here, he was way more communicative than the others. Besides that, it was a dream coming true. I always wanted to come here, I really wanted to visit Prague for a long time.
How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?
My Erasmus placement lasts 3 months and I received 530 euros per month. It was really helpful but I need at least 100 more per month in order to be able to go out often since my rent is high.
Would you recommend the city and the University of Prague to other students?
I haven't studied at the university as I am doing my placement. However, from what I've experienced I believe it's much more organized than the university in Greece and the students are more friendly than the ones in Greece.
What is the food like?
The food is very different from the Mediterranean cuisine I was used to. I find it heavier on the stomach and the flavors are stronger. I didn't like it much.
Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Prague?
While food and drinks are so much cheaper than in Greece, accommodation is quite expensive if you consider the condition of the buildings. Most of the single rooms/studios for rent are too old to be charged so much. It's cheaper to live in the dormitories (I've heard that their condition and level of hygiene is bad) or find a place far from the center. You could also find an apartment with some friend of yours a while after you visit the city and see which neighbourhoods you like (it's highly likely that you'll pay less since many people renting single rooms charge more than what they are supposed to). My favourite neighbourhood is Vinohrady, but the prices are the second higher after the old city center.
Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?
I believe that it's quite a difficult language, so besides some basic expressions, I didn't try learning it in 3 months.
What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Prague from your city?
What good cultural places are there to visit?
Everywhere in Prague, there is always some cultural monument, some gothic church or tower and beautiful old buildings with so many statues. I think that besides the main places described at tourist guides it's worth just wondering around the city. The architecture here is remarkable!
Content available in other languages
- Polski: Wrażenia z Eramsusa w Pradze, Czechy; autorka: Mary
- Italiano: Esperienza Erasmu a Praga, Repubblica Ceca di Mary
- Português: Experiência Erasmus em Praga, República Checa por Mary
- Español: Experiencia Erasmus en Praga, República Checa, por Mary
- Français: Mon expérience Erasmus à Prague, en République tchèque par Mary
Share your Erasmus Experience in Prague!
If you know Prague as native, traveler or as exchange student... share your opinion on Prague! Rate different characteristics and share your experience.Add experience →