What can you expect from life in the Czech Republic? What are the Czechs like? Will you completely stand out of the local crowds? Here are answers to your questions!
Are you afraid that you'll be all alone after moving to the Czech Republic? No worries... 226 000 foreigners with permanent residency are living in CZ right now. So you won't certainly be the only one who wants to find new friends and get involved in local culture.
Czech language - a nightmare
Surely, Czech is a very complex language and it may seem impossible to learn it. The fact is, however, that it is manageable to learn at least the basics and be able to speak and understand it in everyday situations. Moreover, most Czechs think that it is really adorable when someone is trying to learn their language!
The truth is that the Czechs still consider foreigners as small attractions. But they don't mean it in a bad way. So try to enjoy their attention a be nice to them. Sooner or later, you will become a usual part of their lives.
Goodbye to your studies
No, you don't have to do that! Czech universities have English study programmes so you can easily continue where you ended. Moreover, you will have chance to meet a lot of new people ang slowly learn some Czech.
No language, no job
There is a number of international companies in the Czech Republic. So you can surely find job in one of them. To name a few: GE Capital Bank, IKEA, Microsoft, Siemens etc. And they will really appreciate your knowledge of a foreign language.
This can be quite difficult. Admittedly, Czech officials sometimes have troubles dealing with foreign languages so this can pose a biggest threat to you. However, if you come with a Czech speaking friend or a translator (try Foreigners.cz), the paperwork itself is not usually a big problem.