Dear exchange friends,

your arrival is approaching and we can't wait to welcome you all in Prague! First things first: After your arrival, you need to register at your faculty in order to attend Charles University. These registrations are obligatory. Each faculty has its own registration day and time so pay attention to the emails sent to you by the coordinators of your faculties and always make sure to double-check your own faculty's schedule. The registrations are organised by the university workers (faculty coordinators) from the international offices of individual faculties. 

The faculties mentioned above are faculties that colaborate closely with IC CUNI. If you are from a different faculty and do not know when your registration day is, please check with your faculty coordinator. 

IMPORTANT: The capacity for some activities is limited. If you want to secure your spot, sign up for the activities on time. Information about how to register for our activities will be published on our website and facebook few days before the OW's start. You will also receive a welcome newsletter with all the necessary information.

The Czech Way
Is it true that local people essentially do not like tourists? Why are people in the shops so rude? Should you shake hands, hug or kiss when you meet a Czech?  We will try to answer some of the frequent doubts, shed light on other aspects of life in the Czech Republic and answer your questions during an open lecture focused on cultural differences and the specific Czech way of doing things.

City Rally
An orientation game around the city center with a few tasks which need to be completed (free hugs, learn how to dance “mazurka” and much more!). Come get to know new people and have fun while discovering the beautiful city of Prague!

Czech Lunch
Czech cuisine has so much to offer! You can enjoy huge portions of duck, goulash or svíčková and if you are a vegeterian simply order a “smažák” (fried cheese). During the Czech lunch you will have a great opportunity to try one of the traditional Czech dishes in a nice restaurant in the city center. Additionally, you will have a chance to ask for food tips from the real Czech foodies.

Sightseeing
This tour covers basic Prague sights and it is led by students who have been living in Prague for a while and know it really well. You will have a chance to learn fun facts about Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and many other places and surely there will be time for a beer as well :)

Speed-friending
Can you make a friend in just a couple of minutes? We think you can. During speed-friending, we will give you an opportunity to get to know each other, have fun and talk to as many people as possible. Perfectly suitable for those who find it hard to approach strangers!

Czech Film Club
Every week we organize screenings of the most famous and important Czech movies with English subtitles. No matter what kind of movies you prefer, there is a great variety of genres and we are sure you will see some you'd like. Come and enjoy excellent Czech movies with us.

Welcome Party
Great club, great music, great event! Every semester we organise a huge welcome party for hundreds of incoming and local students and it always rocks! Make sure not to miss it! Find the Facebook event here.

Trips
In the course of the orientation week we organise a few day trips, you can join one! During the rest of the semester there will be more trips. Yay!