#LifeInCzechia There are many advantages to being a student in the Czech Republic. The ESN and the ISIC organisations are here for you to make your student life easier in the Czech Republic. They provide many services: the buddy system, events, discounts and so much more… Whether you are an exchange student or a full-time student, their services will speed up your adaptation period! So let’s get into it.
Erasmus Student Network
The Buddy Program’s aim is to offer a hand to incoming students after their arrival. If you are a newcomer and would like the locals to help you out, you can register for the buddy system. Just follow the instructions on your university’s ESN website.
The ESN organises events such as meetups, newbies events, international and national Erasmus games, weekly presentations of nations, trips and many more. You can learn more about their activities here.
My experience and suggestions
When I was an Erasmus student in 2018 at Brno University of Technology, the ESN gave us free sim cards with the internet. It was great to get it immediately thanks to the ESN.
I attended “Presentations of Nations” events every Tuesday. We had so much fun, and learned a lot of information about different countries and cultures. We also went to Olomouc and discovered a new city.
I recommend that you attend their events which are organised together with other universities’ ESN communities. I attended a “Tram Party” in Brno which was an amazing opportunity to make new friends and have fun. I have to say that those days provided me with great memories!
ISIC – An International Student Identity Card
The ISIC Association is a non-profit organisation. You may have heard of it if you own the Student Identity Card. The ISIC card is issued in over 130 countries and has been endorsed by the UNESCO.
For detailed information about the cards and discounts, make sure to check their website!
The ISIC App
With this app, you can sign up for an ISIC virtual ID, prove your student status and explore discounts. For more information about the app, can click here.
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