Too many students mistakenly believe that study abroad is just a luxury that they can neither afford nor benefit from.
Here are the most common stereotypes about studying in Czech Republic.
- It is impossible to study without knowing the Czech language. It is not true because there are many study programs in the country that require no Czech language skills and are offered in English. So, you shouldn’t let lack of language skills stop you from studying in Czech Republic.
- Study in Czech Republic is very expensive. Studying abroad often costs the same or even less than spending the same time at your home country. Especially if you study in a country that has a lower cost of living than at home, your day-to-day living expenses may be far lower than those you are accustomed to. Czech Republic is considered a low cost European country with affordable tuition fees (for private education) and low costs of living. Public university studies in Czech language for all students are still available free of charge.
- Only language majors study abroad. Study abroad programs are open to students of all majors, and in fact, more social sciences, business, humanities, and arts majors study abroad than foreign language majors. You certainly could add a language major to your studies as a result of your study abroad units, but you will also very likely be able to earn units for other majors as well as to fulfill general education requirements at your university.
- Study in the Czech Republic is not for everyone. No matter what your major, gender, ethnic background, or interests, studying in a foreign country can benefit you personally, academically, and professionally. There are a myriad of study programs available in the Czech Republic. There are sure to be several that suit your needs and interests.