Prague is one of Europe’s most popular destinations for both tourists and expats looking for a new home.
But it’s also a huge draw for another foreign-born demographic: university students.
With a long history of upper education – the country’s famed Charles University is one of the oldest and most respected in the world – and affordable tuition costs, Prague has become an increasingly popular hotspot for foreign students since the Czech Republic was established in 1993.
Add in a low cost of living, which includes things like food and rents but also vices like alcohol and tobacco, and a liberal attitude (along with official policy) towards alternative cultures, and it’s no wonder that the Czech capital has proven a favorite locale for a younger generation.
The location of Prague in the heart of Europe – a short train ride away from many other destinations in Europe – adds to the appeal.
In their latest video, Stream International’s Janek Rubeš gives potential students the lowdown on living and studying in the Czech Republic: