As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe since the fall of the Communist government in 1989, Prague offers a rich cultural, historical, and architectural experience. From the famous Charles Bridge, to Old Town to Mala Strana (where Anglo-American College is located), every corner turned offers sites to savor. The city is pedestrian-friendly and walking from one destination to another is enjoyable and easy to do. For destinations too far to walk, the city offers a good and inexpensive tram system.
Entertainment abounds in Prague. Special days, festivals and public holidays are widely celebrated so visitors can observe and participate in these local traditions. Musical performances from classical to jazz to rock are frequent; there is also an International Music Festival (May/June) and a Mozart Festival (September). It is not uncommon to walk down the streets of Prague and be handed flyers for upcoming events and performances.
The AAC campus is located in the heart of Mala Strana, one block from the Charles Bridge. The college is housed in a restored 18th Century palace of the Knights of Malta. With a diverse student body and a small-college environment, AAC offers a western-style education experience that is unique in Prague. The student body of 300 is about two-thirds Czech and one-third international. Thirty-three countries are represented at the college which promotes an international perspective and intercultural learning environment.
Academic Program Highlights
Anglo-American College (AAC), founded in l990, is an English-language liberal arts college offering an undergraduate education in Business, Humanities and Legal Studies. All classes are taught in English by Czech and international faculty. The AAC community is student-centered and highly interactive. Class sizes are small, and the faculty emphasizes independent thinking, precise reasoning, clear writing, and the practical and creative application of acquired knowledge and skills.
Students are housed in apartments in Prague. There are two students in each double room and there is a kitchen and bath in each apartment. Single rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis at an additional cost. Depending on the location of the apartment, students may need to take a tram to school which is relatively inexpensive. Students may prepare their own meals or purchase meals at local restaurants at reasonable prices.