ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Prague lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of the Czech Republic. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the universities.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in the Czech Republic and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility!
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. Because of the central location, apartments are well suited for students looking for cultural immersion experience. Many of the ISA apartments are located in buildings with Czech families and international students, giving students the opportunity to interact with locals. In addition to their living situation, 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 either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Meals and laundry service are not included.
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.
Student Dorm (University of Economics programs only):
ISA students attending programs at the University of Economics Prague (Fall 2, Spring 2, Academic Year 2) have the option to choose to live in a student dorm, located about a 20-minute tram ride from the university. ISA students 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 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.
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.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and paying rent directly to the housing facility you choose.