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Czech It Out: The National Musuem

24 October, 2019

It is unmistakable, sitting proudly at the very top of Wenceslas Square, its façade lit brilliantly at night, the green-hued, gilded domes glowing during the day. The National Museum re-opened in 2018 after an extensive years-long reconstruction, which highlights the magnificent structure in all its original glory. The outside of the building is not all that’s spectacular about the museum. The collections housed within its walls offer insight to worlds past, present and future, enthralling guests young and old. It’s the perfect place to visit on a free afternoon, as it’s conveniently located just a few steps away from the UPCES building!

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Cramming for Midterms? Here are Some Study Spaces to Help.

7 October, 2019

Now that midterms are upon UPCES students, chances are you’re probably ready to shake up your study routine. Whether you like a bustling, productive environment or a dead silent, distractionless cubby, there are options throughout the city to accommodate the needs of any student. Depending on your study style, here are places the UPCES staff recommends to keep you sane through midterms.

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Czech it Out: Fast Facts About the Astronomical Clock

3 October, 2019

Its scale is uncontested. The average joe can’t read it. It’s arguably the most famous clock in the world. The astronomical clock has been one of the most iconic sites in Prague through the years, meticulously maintained since its creation in the 15th century.

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Public Transportation Tips and Tricks

23 September, 2019

For many American students, studying abroad is their first experience relying on public transportation. Prague is lucky to be home to one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. Looking at the spaghetti-like mass of different metro, tram and bus lines on a map can be daunting, but it’s not as difficult as it looks to have a positive experience on public transportation—and to get where you wanted to go on the first try.

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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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