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All You Need To Know!
Find out everything about student life on our All You Need To Know site: current NYU Prague trips, cultural and social events, academics, our non-credit internships and volunteering program, health resources, great places to go in Prague and the Czech Republic ...
Events & Excurisons
NYU Prague takes small groups of students off the beaten path on 15-20 free trips every semester. We have academic excursions, cultural immersion trips and student life excursions. See a list of our trips this semester here and read about them on the NYU Prague Now! blog.
On campus, our Student Council and staff organize many events: discussions, cooking, concerts, jam sessions, sports, and much more.
Vienna Music Trip
- Students in the music program spend two days exploring the musical heritage of Vienna. This city is home of the most famous composers Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert.
Lety Holocaus Memorial
- Lety is the place where thousands of Roma were imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. Professor Yassar Abu Ghosh takes his students to the site of the camp, which was all but forgotten for decades (open to other students if there is space).
Terizen Conscentration Camp
- Terezin was a transit camp and Jewish Ghetto during World War II as well as a prison for political prisoners. It was used as a propaganda tool by the Nazis, who showed Terezin to the international Red Cross to "prove" that they were treating Jews humanely. Most inmates of Terezin were eventually sent to Auschwitz, and only a tiny percentage survived.
Political Prisoner Trip
- Students go to the site of uranium mines in West Bohemia, guided by a former political prisoner who was arrested in the 1950s for his involvement in the boy scouts (banned by the Communist). The trip is coordinated with political prisoners.eu, a nonprofit organization that archives memories of former political prisoners.
Cultural Immersion Trips
- Students meet Roma community leaders living in Ostrava, an industrial town near Poland, and learn first hand about the life of the Roma minority - the largest minority in Eastern Europe. Students learn about various social issues faced within the Roma community such as discrimination, drug abuse, and unemployment. Students will also immerse themselved through music, food, and cultural events.
- Wandering among the gorgeous mountains ... sleeping in a Czech home...cooking traditional pork schnitzel.... sampling lunch in a Czech high school cafeteria...
- This small trip is all about making connections with young Czechs. Local teachers partner our students with their own in small towns far from Prague. They experience not only school life together but their Czech hosts also take them to local sites, restaurants, hikes, and along the way our students discover true Czech hospitality.
Service Learning Trip
- NYU Prague students team up with local students from other schools, and partner with a local nonprofit that service communities in need. Students travel to a small village and assist clients with mental disabilities. What do we do? Anything from cleaning bricks to planting trees to clearing out organic debris in forest. It's a great way to engage with local community members and meet people who are trying to make the world a better place for all.
- Working in coordination with the local chapter of UNHCR, NYU Prague organized a day trip in Prague for refugee families waiting for asylum in the Czech Republic. Our students - led by RA Clare Profus - played host and ran a day full of fun activities - a picnic near Prague Castle, face painting, frisbee, and finally a boat cruise down the Vltava.
Student Life Trips
Brno and the Claves
- Brno is the second largest city in Czech Republic and is known for its youth culture with stylish hipster cafés and bistros. Outside the city is the famous Macocha Abyss, the biggest gorge of its kind in Central Europe, which can be explored on a boat tour that goes through the caves.
Cesky Krumlov- fairy tale town
- "From the swans, to the castle, right to the picturesque village, Český Krumlov might be the most beautiful place I've seen in the Czech Republic. Every winding street is more stunning than the last." - Nick Blatt, student
- A day hike to the highest mountain of the Czech Republic Sněžka (1602m) situated on the east side of Giant Mountains, directly on the border with Poland. It has an unforgettable view of Czech and Polish lands.
Health & Wellness
The NYU Student Health Center and the Department of Public Safety work closely with program staff to plan for safe, healthy, and enriching opportunities long before you arrive. You will be introduced to many of these services in the months leading up to your program abroad while others will be explained in detail during the mandatory on-site orientation. Get a head start on familiarizing yourself with global health and wellness resources by visiting the NYU Student Health Center website.
Get to Know Your Neighborhood
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague has a rich intellectual tradition. Its relatively small size, safe city streets, infinite array of cultural events, great public transportation, sense of mystery and quiet green spaces make people fall in love with this city of 100 spires.
Students are enchanted by the gorgeous views of Prague, the magical Charles Bridge, the quirky, hidden corners of the city. The city's beauty extends beyond the toursity center, and during the semester students have time to discover it. Read about their reflections on our student blog.
Find out more about the practicalities of living in Prague here.