Prague: Sports & Culture

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Students experience the beauty of Prague through a unique vantage point – the Vltava river! Students new to rowing and those already skilled as rowers come together to practice rowing in the morning and experience Czech culture in the afternoons. Students connect with disabled rowers, interact with youth and adult rowers, and hone their rowing skills. The program ends with students experiencing the Prim├ítorky (Mayor's Cup), an international rowing race founded in 1910.

Because of its innumerable characteristic steeples, Prague is called the city of a thousand spires. This European Union member is a perfect example of the steady development of a society that recently transitioned from a communist past. With a population of only 1.2 million, Prague has an unusually rich cultural life – festivals, operas, concerts and cultural programs, many of which are accessible on a student budget.

Study abroad students experience life similar to that of Czech students and frequent numerous neighborhoods in the city like native Praguers.

Program Highlights

This is an example program. All CIEE Faculty-Led & Custom Programs can be customized to meet your academic goals and financial requirements.

2 weeks

Week 1

  • Orientation, welcome dinner, guided tour of Prague
  • Daily rowing with a local rowing club
  • Czech cooking lesson
  • Community engagement activity with rowers with disabilities
  • Attend an opera performance and a soccer match
  • Guest lecture delivered by local rowing club
  • Visit to one of the most famous cafes in Prague

Week 2

  • Swimming at popular local recreation center
  • Guest lecture by world champion rower
  • Communist Museum visit
  • Informal day meeting with local rowers at a fitness center
  • Participation in the Prim├ítorky race
  • Attend a local fringe festival

Our Staff

Eva Tomiskova and Alicja Nemoudry lead the Faculty-led & Custom Programs team in Prague.

Eva Tomiskova is currently studying the Master of Business Administration Emphasis Human Resource Management program at National American University. She is also a graduate of the Technical University in Liberec, where she earned a MA in social studies, English language, psychology and pedagogy. In addition, Eva studied for 3 months at Central Connecticut State University during her one year stay in Connecticut. Eva also holds a guide of tourism certificate. Prior to CIEE, Eva gained extensive experience in human resources and educational field. Eva joined CIEE Study Center in Prague in July 2011.

Alicja Nemoudry joined CIEE in 2014 and is responsible for the management of Faculty-Led & Custom programs in Prague. As a part of the CIEE team, she provides front line services to students and faculty. Prior to joining CIEE Alicja has spent several years living and working abroad. Alicja has an undergraduate degree in History of Art and postgraduate diploma in Art and Business from the University of Aberdeen. She has several years of experience in customer service sector, which she gained during her work in the Scottish art galleries and the auction house.


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