we are very excited to welcome you all in Prague!
As your arrival and the Orientation Week approach, many of you have lots of questions. Please note that the answer to most of your questions is to be found on our website in the Orientation Week section.
We would like to kindly ask you to read the information carefully before you send us any messages.
Let us address the most common ones:
1. When and how can I apply for the Orientation week? Is it open to everyone?
Yes, the Orientation Week is meant for all incoming international students that will study at the Charles University. The registration is not opened yet – it will be available a couple of days before the start of the Orientation Week. We will publish the registration form on our website, facebook page and it will also be sent to you via our Welcome Newsletter, where you can find all the additional information.
2. What should I do after I register in the Buddy Programme?
After you submit your application, you will appear on a list from which our Czech Buddies pick their students. It can take a while sometimes, so please be patient. Believe that we are doing our absolute best to make sure we provide a Buddy to as many of you as possible.
3. Where can I find accommodation?
All students can be accommodated in a dormitory provided by the Charles University. You will find more information about that in the Accommodation section. If you're searching for a private flat, you can check out Flatio.com, a partner of Erasmus Student Network, providing trustworthy short-term accommodation. It's also possible to join the groups like "Flatshare in Prague" etc., but be careful – certain people sometimes try to take advantage of foreign students.
4. How about a SIM card?
Thanks to the partnership between Erasmus Student Network CZ and Vodafone, we offer you SIM cards for free. The pre-paid SIMcard especially designed for incoming foreign students includes a bundle with 3 GB and unlimited SMS within the Vodafone CZ network per month within a 50% discount for next 6 months. The monthly cost is 175 CZK. Find more info here.
Thank you and see you soon in Prague!
Your IC CUNI team