Arriving in Prague
The first week of the NYU Prague program includes intensive Czech classes, cultural programs, sightseeing and other events to welcome students and familiarize them with life in Prague. There is also a lecture series organized to provide students with an understanding of Czech history and the current political environment before classes commence.
In the past, orientation activities have included a guided tour of the Prague Castle combined with a guest talk given by President Havel's Chief of Protocol, Miroslav Sklenar; guided tours of the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter; excursions to galleries and museums; tickets to cultural events such as concerts, operas or ballets at the renowned performance spaces of the State Opera House, The Estates Theater or the Rudolfinum.
Orientation workshops include activities such as buying student metro passes, finding ATMs and American Express locations, locating grocery stores, post offices, English-language bookstores and other practicalities.