Central European weather can be protean, hot and muggy one day, cool and rainy the next. One should be prepared for both extremes. However, PSP participants almost always over-pack.
All you’ll really need is:
- Summer clothes that anticipate cooler weather: shorts, light dresses, and even a swimsuit on the one hand but also long pants, a sweatshirt or sweater, and light coat.
- Walking shoes and a backpack for comfortably moving about town.
- A collapsible umbrella or raincoat
- Copies of student work for the first and second workshop sessions, though only if you require hard copies (you are more than welcome to use your laptop instead of printing.)
If you are non-EU based:
- Bring a plug converter for European countries (!) One may purchase converters in most stores specializing in electronics here in Prague – but in our experience it is very stressful to be dealing with that on your first day.
- Talk to your phone service provider about roaming. Having internet in your phone will come in handy when finding your way around the city. We also recommend using internet-based calling services (like FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp etc.) to communicate with family back home.
- A credit or debit card which will allow you to withdraw money from ATMs abroad i.e. make sure to let your bank know you will be traveling!
Do not bring cash. ATMs are the best way to acquire Czech crowns. Use an ATM at the Prague airport/train/bus stations to acquire cash for the first day. Remember to choose “withdraw without conversion” when an ATM offers the option.