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Lesser-Known Sights of Old Town Square

30 June, 2020

Old Town Square is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Even though the square is stunning, there is so much more than meets the eye. Because our students have several months to explore the city, here are a few places we recommend checking out before your semester is over. It doesn’t take much to find hidden gems among the tourist traps of the city—you just have to know where to look. Take the tram or metro to the Staromestka station and start exploring! 

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Important Program Update

12 March, 2020

Due to the recent statement by the President of the United States and the Czech Republic's current classification of a Level Three Travel Advisory by the CDC, UPCES Study Abroad in Prague is advising students to closely adhere to the instructions of their respective home universities regarding repatriation. UPCES staff remain on standby to support students as they make decisions that are in their best interests.

During several meetings with faculty today, UPCES has begun to move all scheduled courses to remote platforms to make sure students are able to complete their semester as seamlessly as possible from anywhere in the world. Please stand by for updated syllabi and course information from professors as we adjust to these changes. Courses will be held remotely, beginning Monday, March 16.


3 Great Places for a Springtime Hike

9 March, 2020

As the weather changes once again, it’s an exciting time to be in the Czech Republic. Did you know that Prague has more greenspace than any other European city? But sometimes, a quick stroll through a small park isn’t quite enough. Good news: there are places accessible by Prague’s public transportation system where you can spend a day hiking or trail running through the wilderness.

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An Afternoon of Lore at the Other Castle

3 March, 2020

Vysehrad fortress, often called. “The Other Castle,” is one of the oldest structures in Prague, with legends predating its construction— many of them are hard to believe, including horses making spectacular jumps, hauntings, and mystical visions.

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Live Like a Local: Prague Passages

25 February, 2020

As the spring continues to be chilly and drizzly, it can be easy to fall into the trap of, “I’ll explore when the weather is nicer,” but you shouldn’t have to wait. There are plenty of indoor places that can give you a taste of Czech culture. One of the coolest and most local-feeling features of the city is just steps from the UPCES building: the passages of Nove Mesto.

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