Czech Republic is in the heart of Europe and is land-locked with Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Poland.
Studying abroad in the Czech Republic provides an ideal jumping off point for exploring the rest of Europe. With neighbors like Germany, Austria and Poland, you’ll never be at a loss for interesting places to visit. While studying abroad in Prague you can learn to speak Czech, take classes in English and study at some of the best institutions in Central Europe.
The landscape of the Czech Republic is as diverse as the country’s history. For centuries it was often under siege and thus constantly under new rule. When communism ended in 1989, foreign visitors were allowed to enter, and what they found was a country frozen in time: cobblestone streets, austere church towers, Neo Gothic bridges, and gargantuan castles.
After the fall of communism, Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two nations – the Czech Republic and Slovakia – in 1993. Today, you will find a country filled with historical curiosities, incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful castles spotting the countryside and more picture perfect towns than you could possible visit during a semester abroad.
The Czech Republic has many unique advantages as a study abroad destination. Here are ten reasons why you should consider studying abroad in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic has seemingly countless castles (over 3000!), including the world’s largest castle, Prague Castle.
The language benefits of the Czech Republic are two-fold. Czech is an accessible language to learn (and you will be surrounded by people to converse with!), and most university courses are offered in English.
The capital city of the Czech Republic and its cultural center, Prague, is a great location for students, with plenty of music venues, restaurants, and plenty of other cultural points of interest.
Bohemia has a variety of natural areas, from the rugged to the pastoral, in addition to many cultural draws. Many parts of Bohemia are popular among tourists and make for great mini-trips during your studies.
The Czech Republic is home to a number of great universities, including Charles University, which has a glowing international reputation. Thought-provoking courses are available on a variety of topics.
6. Access to the rest of Europe
The Czech Republic is centrally located in Europe and thus makes it a great starting point for traveling around the rest of the continent. After finishing your Czech Republic study abroad experience, you’ll have convenient access to many interesting nearby countries.
7. Cost of Living
Though you may find some things that are comparably priced to the same thing back home, many things in the Czech Republic are less expensive. Basic needs like food and transportation are very reasonable for a student.
8. Cities other than Prague
While Prague is both the capital and cultural center, many of the Czech Republic’s other cities have unique things to offer, from several great museums in Brno, to Olomouc, a riverside university town with 1,000 years of history.
If you are interested in geochaching, it is a popular activity in the Czech Republic and there are thousands of caches around the country. Bilingual descriptions are usually available online.
Aside from the normal hazards that tourists and students should normally be on the lookout for (mostly pick-pocketing and getting the runaround in taxis), the Czech Republic is a very safe country.
Contact Czech College, if you are thinking of studying in Czech Republic. We have a number of programmes covering business and language studies. Find more details at our course page .