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My Erasmus Experience in Prague, Czech Republic

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

Because I'd always been attracted to Eastern Europe and Prague is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It's full of history, art, music, architecture and is lively and open-minded with a lot of foreign residents and a huge Erasmus community.


How long's your stay? What financial aid do you receive?

I was there for 10 months and I received a grant of 2000€ in total, getting 200€ a month.

What's the student vibe like in Prague?

Honestly, it is fantastic. The community was very organised, very lively and there's always something happening and they organise nights out, visits and trips. When you've settled in, it's up to you to organise your own nights out and trips, but don't worry, there's so many events and people to invite and be invited by in the Prague Erasmus community.

Would you recommend the city or university to other students?

Without a doubt! I went to Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) and not Charles University, like most Erasmus students.

What's Czech Republic's food like?

For a French person, it's really bad, if not worse.


How did you find accommodation in Prague?

I found my accommodation thanks to the university's international office and by using all the information other Erasmus and Czech students told me.

How expensive is your rent? And Prague in general?

The prices are very affordable, especially for students who come from the north or west of Europe. Be careful of Czech landlords; always translate the contract when you can either through some Czech friends or the university's International Office.

What's it like learning the language there? Did you take part in a language course organised by the university?

I learnt Czech for one semester at the university for free. At first, the language seems difficult, but with a bit of practice, you can grasp an acceptable understanding. It's good for me to leave my Erasmus group from time to time and hang out with Czech people.

What's the most economical way to get to Prague from your home town?

Flying from Paris means you can take heavy bags with you but the whole thing is a bit tedious and the flights are really busy because they're so cheap.

Where do you recommend to go out in Prague?

There are so many, it all depends on your tastes! To start, the Chapeau Rouge is a good place to meet up with everyone, then for the rest of the evening there's Vagon, 2nd Floor, Popo Café and Propaganda. The clubs in Prague are awesome. The parks are also great to go to when the weather is nice.

And to eat in Prague? What are your favourite places?

I didn't really have a favourite place to eat, you just end up going to wherever all the Erasmus students want to go to.

And what cultural places do you recommend going to see?

The beer festivals! But seriously, there are a lot of interesting festivals, including music and film fests!


Any advice for future students going to Prague?

Don't be afraid to travel with other Erasmus students- it's excellent and so easy to travel all over central Europe! You can go to Berlin, Cracow, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, as well as Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

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