So you decided to spend your weekend in Prague! Amazing! Many „Praguesters“ love their weekend mornings and can enjoy them in all kinds of ways. For example, every Saturday there is a huge farmers' market down by the Vltava river called Náplavka. Over the years this became a great hangout for both locals and toursits. No matter which group you fit in, the rule usually is: go get some fresh veggies, milk, cheese, meat or even flowers and continue to meet your friends for a brunch to chit-chat throughout early afternoon hours.

"But where do I go for these brunches?" you might ask. Fear no more because I am here to help and give you some tips (my personal favorites but shh)!

Read more: Local Brunch Hotspots from Program Manager Veronika


One of the best things about living in Prague is the accessibility of the arts. Concert tickets are affordable (especially for students) and most exhibition and museum visits will cost under 150czk. A cold and rainy afternoon is well-spent exploring the city’s massive collections spread throughout several museums. The collection from the National Gallery is by far the largest and is spread throughout several buildings, making the quest to see each one a multi-day affair.

Read more: Weather Got You Feeling Blue? Check Out the National Gallery


UPCES students often rave about their housing experience in their program reviews, and it's easy to see why. UPCES housing offers unique opportunities and experiences that wouldn't be possible in a dorm or similar housing. Students often have a lot of questions, so we sat down with Anna Čudová, UPCES program manager, to answer some of the most frequently asked. 

Read more: Welcome Home: A Chat with Program Manager, Anna Čudová


Prague is one of the safest cities in the world, according to recent studies. UPCES is lucky that our students are living in a peaceful, yet vibrant city where our students are free to explore in relative safety. That being said, it’s always recommended to exercise common sense, no matter where in the world you are.

Read more: Safety 101: In Prague and Traveling


Our mandatory Czech language course is one of the courses students are most apprehensive about during their semester abroad. Luckily we have amazing professors who challenge and empower students to communicate in the local language. This week, we sat down with Professor Silvie Převratilová to chat. Is Czech really that difficult to learn? How do we begin? Will I survive? Is it difficult to learn? How do we begin? Will I survive? She addresses those concerns and gives insights for how to succeed. 

Read more: Czech it Out: An Interview with Professor Převratilová