Jung-Jiea: What I like about studying in Prague

This city has so much to offer – full of arts, galleries and more! From fine arts to applied arts, Prague always has a lot going on – arts exhibitions, information, and inspirations, simply just so much more than what I expected before coming. What’s more, international arts seminars are often held here, and there’s nothing better than to talk to artists face to face.

Kristin: Dogs in Prague

This may sound a little random, but I have noticed that there are a lot of dogs in Prague. Someone once told me it is because it was not allowed to own dogs during the communist times. However they are everywhere, even in the hallways and studios around the university. I really like this because it adds on the exotic aspect of being here for me as this would never be the case if I studied where I come from in Oslo. I think this also reflects the easy-going attitude of the general public. All in all studying abroad gives me new perspectives and challenges that I am sure will benefit my future career and everyday life.

Jung-Jiea: Why I decided to study in Prague

Czech Republic is an attractive country full of its distinctive culture and history. Its excellence in arts can be seen everywhere on the streets. I believe Czech Republic’s capital – Prague is the best place for an arts student to learn. Within a short period of time, I have been learning a lot about arts as well as working on diverse projects and applications in this field.

Kristin: My experiences from Prague

I have been glad to meet a lot of very nice people in Prague and make friends with both locals and foreigners. It is a relief that English is commonly spoken, as Czech language is bloody difficult to learn! Or maybe it’s just me..

However those who don’t speak English are usually happy to communicate with the few words we can both understand and invented sign language. I once went to the hair dresser where she didn’t speak a word of English and me not a word of Czech, but somehow we managed to communicate and have a great time. I still don’t know if we laughed about the same things, but I am hoping to know a few more words for the next visit.