YFU Czech Republic was established in 2006 as nonprofit organization that belongs to the international Youth for Understanding community. Since then, a large number of Czech students went for a year programme abroad and many foreign students from Germany, Moldova, Estonia, USA and Thailand came to Czech Republic to spend their programme there. The volunteers of the organisation are mainly previous exchange students, who know very well how the program works.
Do you want to be an exchange student in Czech Republic?
There are several types of high schools in the Czech Republic including vocational, practical schools or lyceums - all free of charge. For exchange students, YFU Czech Republic offers programmes called "Gymnáziums” which are designed to prepare students for further education on universities. The obligatory subjects are languages, literature, sciences and recently other otpional subjects. The students attending secondary education have ages between 15 and 19. The school year lasts from September until end of June with the summer break of 2 months. Don’t hesitate to contact the YFU Czech Republic team to find out more about the available exchange programmes.
About Czech Republic
Czech Republic is a country situated in Central Europe consisting of two ancient lands: Bohemia and Moravia. The country is almost entirely surrounded by mountains. Czech Republic is renowned for its numerous spa towns, especially along the border with Germany. Traditional Czech food is based on meat, potatoes, dumplings and sweets. The 10 million inhabitants speak a Slavic language called Czech. For Czechs, family is the center of the social structure. They are formal, reserved and private people until they get to know you.
Did you know?
- There are over 2,000 castles, keeps and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest densities in the world.
- The Czech chemist, Otto Wichterle, invented the soft contact lenses in 1959.
- The sugar cube was invented in Czech Republic in 1843.
YFU Česká republika
Address: Bořivojova 17,
130 00 Praha 3,
Tel: +420 222 211 950