Do I need a Student Visa?
Most students applying from North America, Australia, New Zealand,
and Japan will not require a student visa. Since students enrolled
in Dartmore study abroad programs travel to countries outside of
the Czech Republic during the semester, they will not remain in
the Czech Republic longer for more than the legal number of 30 consecutive days,
which are 30. Therefore, students are not required to have a student
visa and are essentially considered tourists.
Some students, however, may require a tourist visa to enter the
Czech Republic and other countries visited during Dartmore study
abroad programs (Poland, Austria, Hungary, and Germany). All students
should call, e-mail, or visit the embassies of the countries mentioned
above to find out if a tourist visa is required.
Do I Need Insurance?
All students participating in any program must have medical insurance
that covers them while abroad in case of accident or illness. If
a student’s current policy does not cover him/her while studying
abroad, the student must purchase a policy that will cover him/her
in the event of accident or illness for the duration of the study
program. It is strongly recommended that the chosen plan covers
medical expenses for basic medical care, including doctors' visits
for minor illnesses.
Do I Need an International Student Identity Card (ISIC)?
We advise all students to purchase an International Student Identification
Card (ISIC) before arriving in Prague. The card allows students
to obtain discounts on travel, entrance to museums, theatres, and
other tourist attractions throughout Europe. It may be also used
to obtain cheap travel insurance. For more information about the
application conditions and procedures, please visit the ISTC web
site at http://www.istc.org.
Students may also purchase a card after arriving in Prague at GTS
Travel. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.gtsint.cz/go/en/home/.
Can I Take a Foreign Language Class?
Students may enroll in foreign language courses at the institute.
These courses are not mandatory.
The following foreign language classes are also offered at the
- Survival Czech (non-credit), Czech for Beginners, Intermediate
- German for Beginners, Intermediate German, Advanced German
- Spanish for Beginners, Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Spanish
- Russian for Beginners, Intermediate Russian, Advanced Russian
- French for Beginners, Intermediate French, Advanced French
All courses, except for Survival Czech, are three-credit courses
and meet twice a week for one hour and half.
The Survival Czech course meets once a week for an hour and half.
If there are not a minimum of 5 students in a particular class,
the institute will arrange for classes outside of the institute
at the institute’s expense.