AFS Year and Semester High School Abroad in Czech Republic

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Semester, Year, & Gap: As the crossroads of Europe, many say that the Czech are the most open-minded people in central Europe. They are proud of the fact that, upon declaring independence from Communist rule, their first elected president was a poet. Czech teenagers spend a lot of time hiking, cycling and swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter. Extracurricular activities are common, including sports, drama, and computer sciences. Czech teens will generally not go out later than 8 p.m. and often as early as 6 p.m. Czech families love to eat. Czech cuisine is basically Central European, with German, Hungarian, and Polish influences.

You will most likely live with a traditional two-parent families, though it could be in a variety of settings. These can include the major urban areas such as Prague and Brno, but the majority of students are placed in smaller villages in the rural areas of both Bohemia and Moravia. Czech teenagers spend a lot of time hiking, cycling and swimming in the summer and skiing in the winter. Extracurricular activities are common, including sports, drama, and computer sciences. Czech teens will generally not go out later than 8 p.m. and often as early as 6 p.m.

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Jane
9/10

Precious Time

The Czech Republic was so welcoming and breathtaking. It was easy to adapt to this culture and the people are so nice! The deciding factor for my selection of this location was the security! I spent a lot of time learning and growing and would highly recommend any high school student to participate in one of these programs!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rebecca
9/10

Interesting Country, Great Volunteers

While the Czech Republic may have changed significantly in the last 9 years, going on AFS was a pivotal moment in my life. This isn't necessarily limited to the country, but to the experience of stepping outside of your comfort zone as a teenager. AFS does their best to provide support in your host and home countries. The Czech Republic had great volunteers who cared deeply about the students. I ran into a few issues when I had host family troubles, but overall it was a positive experience.

Yes, I recommend this program

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