Foreigners and the Czech Republic
Czech Deck playing cards (not just) for expats feature local tips, useful phrases, fun facts
Like many young arrivals, Alysa Yamada first landed work in Prague teaching English. Czech Deck highlights some favourite aspects of the culture, and her love for trivia.
1989 Around the World
A personal reflection on the November 17th freedom celebrations in Prague.
For newly arriving foreigners, integrating into Czech society begins with a course
Some non-EU foreigners seeking a long-term residence permit in Czechia are now obliged to undergo an integration and adaptation course.
Kevin Loo reports on the Czech passion for country cottages or "chatas".
Hrishabh Sandilya: From running Prague bars to aiding refugees in Cyprus
Hrishabh Sandilya helps run an NGO that aims to boost migrants’ chances of finding success in their new countries. But prior to that Sandilya lived for in Prague for years.
On rice, knedliky and pivo
An interracial relationship comes with many learning moments. It’s in the moments of sharing takeaway Asian food that I am reminded of our different life experiences.
Coronavirus leads Indian expat to finally realise his dream and open bar in Prague
For one Indian IT businessman, COVID-19 served as a signal to finally realise his dream and he has now opened a new cocktail bar in the heart of Prague’s Old Town.
“Prague was exciting, it was beautiful, it was Havel”: Mark Baker on a time of transformation
Writer Mark Baker reflects on Czechoslovakia just before and after the fall of communism in his illuminating new Czech-language book Čas proměn (Time of Change).
MPs pass bill requiring long-term residents to use state health insurance
Foreigners with long-term residency will have to insure themselves exclusively with state health insurance company VZP for a period of five years, according to new bill.
Battles at the Front Desk of Bureaucracy
In the past decade of living abroad, I’ve lost count of the number of battles I’ve had at the front desk of bureaucracy.
Refugees with time-limited subsidiary protection face uncertain prospects
Around 2,000 foreigners living in the Czech Republic are here after receiving asylum status or time-limited subsidiary protection. The latter often face uncertain prospects
New plan to help non-native speakers in Czech schools by Education Ministry met with scepticism
While the number of foreigners in Czech Republic continues to rise, their children are still facing difficulties in learning the country’s language.
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