Typical Prague city street.
The ISA Prague Office
The ISA Prague office is is conveniently located in Prague 3, just a 10-minute walking distance to the University of Economics, Prague. It is also conveniently located along a tram and bus lines that allow students easy access to and from their respective universities and housing locations. The office serves as a central meeting place for ISA students, the "home base" of ISA Prague, and is the location for regular meetings.
The ISA Prague office is newly renovated and houses a common room/meeting room, resident director offices, a bathroom, entryway, computer/Internet terminals and wireless capabilities for those who wish to bring their laptop. In addition, the office has a shared back yard and patio that students may use. During normal office hours, students may visit to access the free computer/Internet facilities, receive language tutoring, utilize academic and other resources, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming group, community, and cultural events, or simply visit with the ISA staff.
University of Economics, Prague
ISA students are placed in furnished, spacious apartments, where they will live with with other ISA students of the same gender. Students will most likely share a bedroom and apartments house between 2-5 students each. ISA student apartments are located in central neighborhoods of Prague and are well suited for students looking for cultural immersion experience. Rather than an apartment block of ISA students only, most ISA apartments are located in buildings with Czech families and international students, giving students the opportunity to interact with locals. ISA students have access to all that their neighborhood has to offer: open-air markets, specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, and historical sites. All of this allows students the chance to explore their neighborhood and become comfortable with their life in Prague. All apartments are conveniently located to public transit routes relative to their respective university. Due to Prague's large population and size, students can expect daily commutes between their apartment and class that range anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.
Students attending programs at the University of Economics can choose to live in a university dorm instead of an apartment. ISA students placed in the dorm will live around local Czech students as well as international students attending the University of Economics and will share a bedroom with another student of the same gender. The residence hall, located about a 20-minute tram ride from the university, is comprised of double-bed rooms which are located in three-room flats. Every flat has a small kitchen and a bathroom. Amenities at the dorms include: a small fitness center, TV rooms in each building, a study center, computer lab and a student cafeteria. Meals and laundry service are not included.
NOTE: Space in the dorms is very limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. Students who are allotted a space in the dorms will also receive a discount on the program price.
For Fall 2014 programs, a $750 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. For 2015 programs a $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the Housing section of the ISA Prague page.