To help our students and graduates make a smooth transition to their new lives teaching English abroad, we've enlisted our ITA Ambassadors to provide us with insider facts and tips for making the most of life in major cities around the globe like Prague, Czech Republic.
Whether it's finding an English-speaking doctor, opening a bank account, or simply finding a supermarket where you can find the odd comfort food from home (peanut butter!), our ambassadors have actionable on-the-ground-tips to help you feel at home in your new home city. Please note that things change and we will do our best to keep these "Fact Sheets" updated over time and that current and future ambassadors will continue to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.
Name: Ryan Cook
Country: Czech Republic
Visa Type: Type D Visa: Long Term Stay
Where can you find North American comfort items like peanut butter in Prague?
The Candy Store: Locations in Prague, Plzen, Brno, Pardubice, Liberec, and Usti Nad Labem.
Transportation - how do people get around town?
You can buy a 1 day, 2 day, or 3 day pass for short travel ($1-$16 USD) For long term: 3 months/ 5 months/ 1 year ($30-$50). Tickets and card will get you onto any metro, tram or bus in Prague. Additional cost will occur outside the boundaries of Prague. Check out Ryan's take on public transportation in Prague: [Ambassador Video] Getting Around Prague - Public Transport
Please recommend up to 3 hospitals/doctors in Prague for English speakers
→ Medical Institution
120 00 Prague 2
Please share your recommendations for beauty supply stores, hairdressers, barbers, etc in Prague
If you’ve opened a bank account, please list the name and location of your bank
Please list restaurants you enjoy eating at in Prague
Please list places you enjoy visiting during your free time in Prague
→ Observe the hourly show at the Astronomical Clock
→ Visit Josefov
→ Explore Charles Bridge
→ Take a trip to Kampa Island
→ See the views from Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
What resources did you use to find permanent housing in Prague?
Have you found an expat community in Prague? How?
The website https://www.expats.cz/ is a good place to start!
Please list any additional information/resources you think will be useful for those interested in teaching English in Prague
For traveling around the Czech Republic and other countries:
Prague’s transportation system:
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