During the first week of the semester, before teaching commences, the FHS International Office organizes the Orientation Programme to welcome new non-degree (exchange) international students to Prague and to CU. Students are expected to participate in the programme. Along with a range of information sessions on academic and practical matters, with help of CU student ambassadors it provides assistance in arranging some of the practical issues.
registration and welcome at FHS & get to know each other
practical arrangements (e.g. get your CU Student Card and your Prague transport season ticket for the student price)
CU facilities (setting up your SIS password, Internet access)
your studies at CU session
how to use SIS workshop (including instructions on course registrations)
cultural orientation and ESN CU Prague Session
In addition to the assistance provided by the International Office during the Orientation Programme, the new incoming international students have an opportunity to get a BUDDY - a local student who can meet them on their arrival, accompany them to their accommodation, help you get familiarised with life in Prague, answer various questions regarding your stay in the Czech Republic in general etc.
Organised by ESN CU Prague, the Buddy Programme aims to link international and home students by providing exchange students with a helping hand for an easier start to your stay, while also giving Czech students an opportunity to practise a foreign language and meet new people.
Accepted international students can join us on Facebook in the group International students FHS CU to get in touch with the other students coming for their studies at FHS or to contact students from previous semesters who may give you some useful tips.