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About the Prague, Czech Republic Program

The Prague program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Prague

Aerial view of Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Distance from Berlin: 174 miles
  • Distance from Paris: 550 miles

Prague, rich in history, has existed for more than 1,000 years. Old and new features of the city form a unity of styles not seen anywhere else in the world. You may see its beauty from the hills around the city, from old bridges and steamer ships on the Vltava River, and even from rowboats. With its narrow curved streets, marvelous courtyards and green parks that make up 30% of downtown, Prague is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and you can expect to walk or ride a bike to get around the city.

Prague is situated in the middle of the Czech Republic, and in just a few hours you can be in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, or Poland. During a free weekend you can board an overnight train and wake up in Krakow or Berlin. The small but very modern Prague airport offers good opportunities to fly to most places in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. There are also several student travel agencies offering bargain flights to destinations that are popular to many students.