Student Life

Protect your mental health during quarantine

In a situation that would have been unthinkable just months ago, quarantine and social distancing have now become commonplace worldwide as governments make similar efforts to fight the global pandemic. The psychological impact of quarantine can be serious. Therefore, we bring you some important tips on how to look after your wellbeing while staying at …

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The Czech books you want to read

The global pandemic of coronavirus has forced schools across the globe to shut down and citizens worldwide to spend weeks in a quarantine at home. Although students are mostly still required to submit assignments, write papers and continue with mandatory readings, we believe this situation also brings us an opportunity to read a book or …

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Top Czech Podcasts in English

There has been a big boom of podcasting in the Czech Republic in the last few months. Not long time ago, even people who used streaming apps like Spotify or Apple Music were not familiar with podcasts at all. Nowadays it is quite a common thing for Czechs – people enjoy listening to podcasts very …

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How to study at home effectively

With universities being shut down until further notice due to the coronavirus epidemic in the Czech Republic, thousands of college students will have to come up with a routine how to stay productive despite the cancellation of lectures. Here are a few tips on how to study at home effectively and not procrastinate too much. …

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New expat centre for foreigners in the Czech Republic opens in Ostrava

A new centre providing assistance to foreigners coming to live in Ostrava or the Moravian-Silesian Region is opening on March 2. The Expat Centre will be based at Českobratrská 1888/14 in Ostrava’s city centre and it will be open from Monday to Thursday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). It will operate as a pilot program for one year. After …

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A unique new student co-living project opens in Pilsen

A student housing shortage in one of the Czech major university towns has led to the creation of a new kind of shared accommodation. The unique Unicity Living complex offers fully equipped rental apartments in three contemporary-design residential buildings that combine modern amenities with the spirit of communal living. The pioneering project lies near the …

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When should you take notes by hand

Most students take a laptop with them to lectures. Young people often type faster than they write which can be a useful skill as it allows you to take copious notes quickly and easily. But are there times when it might be better to replace your laptop with a pad and pen? In an experiment, …

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Concerts in Prague in 2020

The capital city will host dozens of significant concerts this year, including farewell tours of rock legends and premiere concerts of young stars. The list of concerts held in Prague in 2020 is huge, so here is our “best of” selection.   Fans of old-school rock can enjoy concerts of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ …

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Ski destinations in the Czech Republic

There are around 300 ski resorts in the Czech Republic, totalling 692 kilometres of slopes and more than 900 ski lifts scattered throughout the country’s mountain regions. Several resorts offer well-groomed slopes, terrain parks, and a variety of amenities for the perfect winter vacation. Here are three recommendations for Czech ski destinations that are ideal …

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Christmas Markets in the Czech Republic

Christmas markets are a significant part of the festive atmosphere in the Czech Republic. They take place all over the country, with the main market situated at the Old Town Square in Prague. The Christmas markets consist of wooden huts stocked with local handcrafts and traditional Christmas food. Visitors can enjoy a variety of treats …

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