The Buddy Programme is about connecting Czech student-volunteers with incoming international students in order to provide you, the international students, a helping hand in the beginning of your stay. It is also about giving the Czech students an opportunity to practice a foreign language and to meet students from abroad.
Your buddy should be there for you and answer any questions you might have regarding your studies or your stay in Prague. He/she should pick you up the airport/train station or at least explain how does the public transportation work.
All the official information about your studies at CULS will be sent by the university. However, we are offering you additional information you should know before you start your exchange.
Be aware that we don't use Euro, but we have our currency called Czech koruna (CZK). Make sure you bring some exchanged money with you. However, in most of the places in Prague you can pay by a card and bigger shops accept Euro.
Prague has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe. Metro (subways), trams and buses are used by two-thirds of Prague's population and cover the majority of the city and outskirts.
There are 57 metro stations with 3 important transfer stations – Muzeum (red to green), Můstek (yellow to green) and Florenc (yellow to red). To get from one station to another takes about two minutes.
The Czech University of Life Sciences or CULS have one of the biggest campus in Prague. Our campus is situated on a hill in a neighborhood called Suchdol.
The University celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2016 and consists 6 faculties.
Don't be afraid to contact us, visit us during Office hours or ask your buddy. We are students and volunteers, thrilled to meet new international people coming to the Czech University of Life Sciences.