Your accommodations, including utilities, are
included in the price of the program. All our students live in small but very
nice - and most importantly - private residential apartments in or near the
center of the city. So no huge dorms... All apartments have 2 bedrooms and
2-3 students are expected to share a bedroom. All students have the same living
space available to them. In other words, the apartments are all different
but we make sure the apartment and bedroom sizes reflect the number of students
living there. In addition, all apartments have either a large living room
with a kitchen corner or separate living room and separate kitchen. All apartments
are fully furnished and have a fully equipped kitchen with dishes, utensils,
pots&pans, fridge, stove, oven and microwave. All apartments have wi-fi
internet connection. All apartments also have a washing machine (either in
the bathroom or built-in in the kitchen). Beddings are included but bring
your own towels (also for our international trips....).
It is important to realize, be aware and appreciate that our program student housing is really the best possible housing we can have! Compared to other options (such as dorms, hostels or housing on the outskirts of the city) our student apartments are unique, very private and offer the students the sense of really living in Prague for a while, not just passing through. They are all also very centrally located, within 15 minutes of the city center (or right in it) and our classroom. We hope that you will enjoy living there!
Addresses of all apartments rented for Spring 2019 Program will be finalized during upcoming winter!!!
Directions to your apartments from the Prague airport (by public transportation):
If you prefer to take the cab or shuttle service, simply give the address of your apartment. Taxi stands are right in front of the arrival hall. Expect to pay about 700 CZK ($30) for the ride. But since the Prague airport is monopolized by one taxi company, they can charge as much as they want and often they have no hesitations to rip the incoming foreigners off. If you want to have your price totally under control, you can book a shuttle service and pay it online ahead of time. This shuttle is called the Prague Airport Transfer service and our students from the past programs report having positive experiences with it. You can check how the PAT works >> here <<.
Much cheaper way is to take the public transportation (of course it depends on how much luggage you have and how tired you are, but if you have only a few pieces, it might be worth it, it's not all that difficult). Please make sure you buy a ticket! - 32 CZK transfer ticket, which will take you all the way to your apartment. Also, make sure you validate the ticket on the bus! Conductors love to use this line to try to catch "black" passengers, i.e., cheaters who don't bother to buy a ticket. (The penalty fee is 800 CZK and the airport line is not one to take risks on....)
For students on Jungmannovo namesti 5 (Praha 1):
From the Airport: Take bus 119 from the Airport to Nadrazi Veleslavin subway station (the end stop of the bus line). Take the subway line A (green line) to Mustek station. (The Mustek station has two exit areas, one at the bottom of Vaclavske namesti (Wenceslas Square), the other one in the middle of that square. You should be in the back of the subway train in order to exit at the bottom of Vaclavske namesti. If you by a mistake exit to the street in the middle of the square, simply walk down, it's not far.) When getting out of the subway, follow signs that say "Jungmannovo namesti". Once you get on the street, just walk around the building (depending on the subway exit you take, you'll walk either left or right. Either way, you are about 100 feet from your apartment, which is directly across from a big church). Once on Jungmannovo namesti, the square number "5" is posted on the building on a blue metal square. Click >> here << for a local map of the area (the apartment building is indicated by the signpost).
For students on Manesova 10 (Praha 2):
From the Airport: Take bus 119 from the Airport to Nadrazi Veleslavin subway station (the end stop of the bus line). Take the subway line A (green line) to Muzeum station. You should be in the back of the subway train in order to exit the subway via elevator, which is at the end of the platform. The elevator will take you all the way up and out of the subway to the street. You will be standing between the two buildings of the National Museum. Walk up (away from Wenceslas Square, which you will leave behind you) and walk through a little street underpass, which will lead you to the other side of a busy street (most people will walk the same way...). Once you go through the underpass, cross the tram street called Vinohradska. You should be standing next to the Main Train Station, looking down at the tracks (on your left). Walk onto Spanelska street on your right next to the train tracks and follow the street about 50 meters. At the corner Spanelska changes into Manesova street. Walk on Manesova one block uphill and you will be standing in front of your building. It is a corner building on your right.. The number "10" is posted on the building on a blue metal square. Click >> here << for a local map of the area (the apartment building is indicated by the signpost).