WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH YOUR STAY AT CTU
Museums and galleries
- Prague Castle (it is little bit harder to reach due to new security measures), hrad.cz
- National Museum (under reconstruction)
- National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum), ntm.cz
- National Gallery in Prague, ngprague.cz
- Center for Modern Art and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery
- DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, dox.cz
Tipping in bars and Restaurants
Some of the symptoms of culture shock include excessive concern over cleanliness and the feeling that what is new and strange is “dirty”. There can be a feeling of helplessness, irritation over delays, and other minor frustrations out of proportion to their causes. Further symptoms may be a feeling that the “natives” are really perverse, and their social rules deserve no respect. This may be accompanied by unwillingness or refusal to learn the language of the host country. In addition, there can be excessive fear of being cheated, robbed, or injured, and great concern over minor pains. Last but not least, there may be a terrible longing to be back home, in familiar surroundings, with friends and relatives, and, in general, to talk to people who really “make sense”.
Most likely, you will experience some level of culture shock. After all, it is normal to miss the comforts and familiarity of home. In the course of one of your first extended stays abroad, you will have to learn how to deal with it.
If you are getting low, do seek help. The International Office and the International Student Club offer a sympathetic ear - talking it out at length, with a “native”, can be very therapeutic.
In exceptional cases, culture shock can make people dangerously depressed. Our normal reaction to dangerously depressed people is to ignore them, as deep depression is unattractive. If you know of a student who is seriously depressed, please inform the International Office.
We believe you will enjoy your stay and that you will easily overcome any “culture shock“.