So today I will be posting some tips for anyone that will be coming to Prague to study at the University of Economics and posting a few pictures from my time here.
When you arrive to the airport, get a map of the public transportation system and keep it with you. Do not take a taxi from the airport, it is way too expensive. Instead take the 179 bus to the stop Motol and get on the 9 tram going towards Spojovaci. This ride will take about 30-40 minutes and you will get off at the Strazni stop, the dorm is 1 1/2 block walk to your left when you exit the tram. This will save you $50.
The people that work at the front desk of the dorm do not speak English at all, so bring an English to Czech phrase book so that you have some hope of communication with them.
If they put you in a room on the 1st floor, asked to be moved immediately. They do not have AC in the dorms so during the summer time you must leave your windows open, and they do not have screens or bars or any protection from the outside world. So your best bet is to ask for a higher level floor so that you do not get robbed.
Bring a debit card with a PIN number with you, NOT a credit card, the best way to pay for things is with local currency (Czech Crowns) and the best way to get this currency is from the ATMs around town. They are called Bankomats here and they are everywhere.
Beer is cheap here, very cheap. Enjoy it!
Do not expect an orientation of any type when you arrive, they sign you up for your class, hand you some paperwork and send you on your way. You must familiarize yourself with the campus and the local area, the best way to do this is by tram.
I am sure there are more things but for now these are the most important things that come to mind. Make sure to go out and see all the sights, the map of the public transportation has all the best places listed with exact directions how to get to each place, use it. Do not study too hard, it really is not necessary, go out and enjoy the cheap beer, that’s the key to a good time in Prague.