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Culture Corner

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.

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The Universities

Charles University
Charles University is a centuries-old academic institution. Like many European universities, it does not have a typical "centralized campus" but rather building throughout the city of Prague that are used by different "faculties" or departments. ISA students study in Prague 6 near the Dejvicka metro stop on the green line. In addition to Charles University buildings, the Technical University of Prague and the Institute of Chemical Technology are located here as well. There are many Czech students who live in this neighborhood and there are some good options for cheap student restuarants. It is an easy 20-minute commute to the ISA Prague office and 5-minute metro commute to the old city center.

University of Economics, Prague
Unlike Charles University, the University of Economics, Prague (UEP) has all its academic facilities in one are of Prague, Prague 3. The UEP is a very convenient 10-minute walk to the ISA Prague office. Students will take most of their classes in the new building, called the "Paradise Building," recently added to the UEP campus in 2006.

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ISA Housing

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.

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.