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Four of the Best Running Spots in Prague

30 August, 2019

When studying abroad in Europe, many students tell us that they are walking so much more than they’re used to, which is great for physical fitness, but we get several inquiries each semester from students looking to challenge themselves and enjoy a nice jog on a crisp, clear morning. Luckily, the city of Prague has an abundance of green space and jogging trails to enjoy. Here are four of the UPCES staff’s favorites.

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Packing Pointers from Program Manager Brooke

28 August, 2019

When I was packing for my own study abroad experience a few years ago, I struggled to know what to pack. Obviously I knew I needed clothes and shoes and weather appropriate outerwear, but there were other things that I didn’t quite understand yet. To put it lightly, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. This made my transition to life in Prague a little bit crazy, but ultimately, through extensive trial and error, I found my list of things to bring and things to leave at home. Hopefully this will free up some space in your suitcase for a favorite pair of jeans or a jacket and prevent some emergencies later— or better yet, leave some space to bring back souvenirs from your semester abroad.

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Culture Shock 101

8 August, 2019

As you’re preparing to join us in Prague in just a few short weeks, the term, “culture shock” may come to mind. Culture shock is part of the process of adapting to a new culture and emotions can range from excitement to frustration, interest to fear. Any of these and more are completely normal responses to the unfamiliar surroundings and major lifestyle changes that come with your big move abroad.

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How to Dress Like a Local

2 August, 2019

As arrival day draws nearer, many UPCES students have pulled out their suitcases and started to pack. Each semester, the UPCES staff gets several questions about the type of clothes to pack for their semester abroad in Prague. All of our students have a variety of personal styles and many of the things they already own will be perfect for their life in Prague. There’s absolutely no need to go buy a new wardrobe to dress like the Czechs do. As you’re starting to lay out your clothes, here are a few situations you might have to dress for and how the Czech people typically dress for each of them.

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Top 10 Prague Cafés according to Veronika

6 March, 2018

Freezing cold weather calls for some delicious cups of coffee!

Although UPCES provides complementary coffee in the study lounge, we encourage our students to explore Prague a bit more!

If you’re a coffee lover, you might love this article just as much.

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