New Beginnings Are the Best Way to Start Your Dream Life: The Story of Ariana from Mexico

#ForeignersTeams My name is Ariana Saucedo, I am from Mexico City, and I have been living and studying in the Czech Republic for the last 3 years. I am currently working as a PR and marketing Intern in Foreigners and I am also the promoter and media ambassador for the program Study in the Czech Republic. With this article, I invite you not to quit your dreams just because you are scared and to fully live your expat adventure.

8 Must-Have Apps for Students

#LifeInCzechia Being a student In Czechia gives you a lot of opportunities to discover this beautiful country and meet people from all over the world. However, it is not all sunshine and roses. It requires a lot of learning and research to get a diploma. The end of the semester is approaching and that means only one thing – exams. To make your life easier, we have prepared a list of useful apps to make your learning more effective.

Road to Permanent Residency: Pass Your Czech Exam Early

#LifeInCzechia If you’ve been living in the Czech Republic for around 4 years, it is time to start considering getting your permanent residence permit. This type of card is available to you after 5 years of continuous stay in Czechia and will bring you many advantages. And the good news is, you can start on the preparations early. For instance, you can pass your Czech exam early to avoid stress when the time to apply comes.

The Ins and Outs of Compulsory Education for Children of Foreigners in Czechia

Some foreigners choose to relocate to the Czech Republic with their entire families, including children. If that’s your case, you should have at least a basic idea of how things work with compulsory education here. In this article, we’ll explain under which conditions your children must attend kindergarten and primary school and what are some alternatives to their education if you don’t wish to send them to public state schools.

Am I a Foreigner or Not? Story of a Czech/Luxembourgish Student in Brno

Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.

Gender Pay Gap in Czechia One of the Highest in EU

Women in the Czech Republic earn on average 18,9 % less than men. Based on this, the Czech Republic belongs to the worst countries in the EU in this matter. The conference Equal Pay Day (EPD), taking place from March 26 to April 1, 2021, is trying to fight this serious issue. 

Czech Language Exams for Expats Will Be More Difficult

After six years of consideration, the Czech Ministry of Education has decided to make Czech language exams more difficult for expats interested in getting a permanent residence permit. This means that instead of passing a level A1 language exam expats will have to prove their knowledge of the Czech language at level A2.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Countermeasures Tightening, Schools Closed and Gatherings Limited

The current coronavirus countermeasures will tighten from Wednesday, October 14 as decided by the Czech government on Monday, October 12. Another full lockdown is not possible since it would harm the Czech economy, which is why the government decided to reduce the concentration of people at one place at a time, rather than close shops and services like in spring.