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.
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 universities in Central Europe.
Czech Republic is in the heart of Europe and is land-locked with Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Poland.
Prague has a mild climate with warm, wet summers and cold winters. Average summer temperatures are in the mid to high 70s Fahrenheit (20s Celsius), with cool nights.
In winter, daytime temperatures hover around 40 Fahrenheit, falling several degrees lower at night. Spring is generally sunny, the wettest months being in summer, May to August.
Snow is rare in the city but can be seen atop mountains.