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01/13/2015 - 05/09/2015 *
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Extended to: 10/31/2014
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15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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Extended to: 05/01/2015
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Imagine working with leading experts and innovators to complete cutting-edge research and design project. Study with Prague’s thought-leaders and practitioners to gain an understanding of architecture and design within an emerging global context. Pursue hands-on design work in a state-of-the-art studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environment. And observe centuries of architectural history up close throughout Czech Republic and Europe - all with CIEE..

Study abroad in Prague and you’ll:

  • Study at the Architectural Institute of Prague (ARCHIP), the first international school of its kind with students representing nearly 20 nationalities
  • Take part in the Future Cities Design Studio, which features an interdisciplinary perspective and exciting research and design projects
  • Work with local peers and architects to tackle design projects that encourage cross-cultural collaboration
  • Hear from and interact with visiting faculty and professionals during a series of lectures, critiques and in-class visits
  • Explore a range of Prague’s architectural styles as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Czech Cubism and more
  • Enjoy excursions to local places of interest such as the Modern style Vila Muller - Prague, Vila Tugendhat - Brno and more
  • Take guided study tours to important European Cities and exchange with other Global AD students in Barcelona and Berlin
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • CIEE Architecture and Design Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE Architecture and Design Merit Scholarships

    For strong students of architecture, design, or engineering who want to attend an architecture and design program in Barcelona, Berlin, Prague, or New York City

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Advance design studio and workshops

In a cutting-edge studio space in the heart of Prague, you’ll experiment with integrating methods used in simulation, computational design, and programming as well as social sciences to push the limits of current technological advancements. You will work on projects that question, optimize, conserve, or reuse natural and built resources; provide healthful environments; and reduce the environmental impact of building footprints through morphogenetic, carbon-neutral, and bioclimatic design.

LECTURES

Attend open lectures and design critique sessions conducted by professors, visiting lecturers, and other teaching staff. These lectures and sessions are build on material covered during excursions and coursework. Local architects, historians, and researchers also occasionally speak to the class, bringing a “real world” connection to subjects being discussed. At the same time, you will be virtually connected to your peers and faculty on CIEE Global Architecture and Design programs in other cities to view all global lectures and workshops.

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

Theory meets practice. Work one-on-one and in small groups with local ARCHIP architecture students to analyze a current, real-world design challenge, develop potential solutions, and present a final proposal. When possible, you’ll also meet with working architects involved in the actual project assigned. These projects give both you and your Czech peers the opportunity to work across cultural lines and share new perspectives.

EXCURSIONS

CIEE excursions bring you face to face with the social and economic factors driving new construction and design. Explore sites like Prague Castle, Old Town, and Charles University, and go on overnight and day trips to locations throughout Bohemia and Moravia to get a bigger regional perspective. Travel to Brno, the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, to study the city’s renovation. Spend an overnight in a former mining town in the process of literally building a new identity. You’ll also travel to Berlin or Barcelona, where you’ll collaborate with students attending CIEE Global Architecture and Design programs there.

Partnerships

We believe in the power of collaboration. That’s why we developed this program in partnership with LEED-certified, award-winning architect and urban designer Maria Aiolova, our new Academic Director for CIEE Architecture and Design programs. Maria is an award-winning educator, architect, and urban designer based in New York City. She is co-founder of Terreform ONE and chair of the ONE Lab NY School for Design and Science.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Fall 2015 (15 wks)
Extended to: 05/01/2015
09/03/2015
12/19/2015
$18,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, local transportation pass, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$15,722
Housing ***
$2,715
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Meals vary by housing choice: Includes two meals per day for homestay students. Breakfast is included for dormitory students. No meals are included for students in apartments. Additionally, students who opt for and are placed in single-occupancy dorm rooms will be billed a supplemental fee of approximately $500, 4-6 weeks after the program starts.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,850
International Airfare **
$1,200
Local Transportation
$50
Books & Supplies
$450
Visa Fees ***
$125
Personal expenses
$2,200
Other ****
$145

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* For students in apartments. Students placed in homestays are provided with breakfast and dinner; additional meals for homestay students are estimated at $550 per semester. Students placed in the dormitory are provided with breakfast only; additional meals for dormitory students are estimated at $1,500 per semester.

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*** average cost

**** Required Czech insurance

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Fall 2016
04/01/2016
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Spring 2015 (17 wks)
Extended to: 10/31/2014
01/13/2015
05/09/2015
$18,850

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, local transportation pass, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$15,722
Housing ***
$2,715
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** Meals vary by housing choice: Includes two meals per day for homestay students. Breakfast is included for dormitory students. No meals are included for students in apartments. Additionally, students who opt for and are placed in single-occupancy dorm rooms will be billed a supplemental fee of approximately $500, 4-6 weeks after the program starts.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,850
International Airfare **
$1,200
Local Transportation
$50
Books & Supplies
$450
Visa Fees ***
$125
Personal expenses
$2,200
Other ****
$145

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* For students in apartments. Students placed in homestays are provided with breakfast and dinner; additional meals for homestay students are estimated at $550 per semester. Students placed in the dormitory are provided with breakfast only; additional meals for dormitory students are estimated at $1,500 per semester.

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*** average cost

**** Required Czech insurance

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Spring 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • Students must be majoring in Architecture, Environmental Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainability studies, Urban Design or minoring in these areas and have completed 2-3 semesters of design studio or a project-based course in their major.

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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 15 – 18 semester/22.5 – 27 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students are required to take the following three courses: Future Cities Design Studio, Future Cities Seminar, Science, Engineering, and Technology Workshops.

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About the City

About The City

In Prague, you’ll find Frank Ghery’s Dancing House, a modern glass building with daring curvy lines, looking out over the Vltava River. Mozart, Kepler, and Einstein lived and worked in this fascinating city. You can hear phenomenal music – from classical to modern – at operas, festivals, and right on the street.

Since the Middle Ages Prague has been famous as one of the most beautiful cities of the world and has been attributed adjectives such as “golden,” “hundred-spired,” “the crown of the world.” The unique character of the city is also partly a consequence of its natural environment. Prague was built on nine hills along the Vltava river, which flows through the city for a distance of 31 km and forms a perfect unit with the city. The dominant features of the city architecture are reflected in the river: towers, church spires and cupolas, palaces and town houses, along with the greenery of gardens, parks and islands. Prague is now in its third great building boom in less than a century. So far, the latest growth spurt has attracted a few showpieces by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Ricardo Bofils.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Jana Cemusova

Center Director

Jana Čemusová heads the CIEE Study Center in Prague, leading study abroad programs, customized partnerships with Charles University and other educational institutions. She served as a Student Services Director from 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining CIEE in a full-time position, Jana gained extensive experience with CIEE students through her many years of teaching and leading Czech language instruction through the CIEE Study Center at Charles University. She is teaching Intercultural Communication and Leadership course now.

Jana was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Kansas and has expertise in training language teachers and leading projects in immigrant communities. She served as a chair of Association of Czech Teachers Teaching Czech as a Foreign Language in 2003–2009.

Jana is a double graduate at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Philosophy, where she studied theory of culture (anthropology) and Czech language and creative studies at the Faculty of Education.

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Martin Hejl

Martin Hejl is a European based architect, theorist, urbanist and educator. He is the founder of KOLMO.eu, an architectural and master planning think tank, and Loom on the Moon, an interdisciplinary platform for visual and motion design

Martin studied at a Faculty of Arts and Architecture of Technical University in Liberec. In 2003 he organized an International Summer School of Architecture “Workshop”in collaboration with Center of Theoretical Study /CTS/. A year after he worked as assistant in Enviromental Design Studio at FUA TUL under the leadership of Bořek Šípek and was a coordinator of Lecture Series of Young Czech Architects “Need Ideas?”

After his graduation in 2006 he worked in Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in Copenhagen. In 2008 he joined a Rotterdam based Office for Metropolitan Architecture /OMA/ of Rem Koolhaas, where he worked for five years as designer and/or project leader on large urban design projects such as Waterfront City (Central Business District of Dubai), Al Shamal (masterplan of city for 2022 FIFA world cup) or Skolkovo City Centre Moscow (masterplan of Russian Silicon Valley).

He return to Prague in 2012 he continues his career as founding partner of KOLMO.eu where he leads with his wife architectural and research projects. “100 mil.m2” – a research project on collective and mass housing - has been chosen for representation of the Czech Republic at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. As partner at Loom on the Moon, Martin helped to restructure and redesign three channels for Czech Television, among which the major news channel in Czech Republic. Currently he is a professor at Faculty of Arts and Architecture of Technical University in Liberec where he leads his own Architectural Studio.

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Veronika Tobiasova

Housing Manager

Veronika works in the CIEE Study Center in Prague as a Housing Coordinator and is responsible for housing management (dorm, apartments, homestay), solving student issues, Flat Buddy Program, Meet Czech Families and Friends, CIEE promotion, greening, etc.

Veronika received her Master’s degree in English and American Studies and Spanish Philology at Charles University in Prague, with specialization in American and Argentinean literature. During high school, she was an exchange student in Madison, WI for one year. She also studied at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain for a year.

Her previous working experience includes teaching both English and Spanish in different language schools and a high school in Prague. She also worked for a trade promotion agency and Peruvian Embassy.

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Eva Tomiskova

Operations Manager

Eva Tomišková has worked in the CIEE Study Center in Prague since July 2011 as an Operations Manager. Eva is a graduate of the Technical University in Liberec, the Faculty of Education, with a master´s degree in Social studies and English language. Prior to joining CIEE, Eva gained extensive experience in human recourses and educational field not only in her home country but abroad as well.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

ARCHIP- Architectural Institute of Prague

ARCHIP is the first international school of architecture in Prague. All instructions are in English with an emphasis on international students and faculty. The size and focus of the school suitably complements existing institutions providing architectural education in the Czech Republic, which makes for a broader choice of options for students interested in studying architecture. The program of the school is based in studio instruction; other professional courses should relate to it and complement it. Lectures in theory combine with practice-oriented seminars, excursions and workshops – practical instruction is assigned a great weight in the study program. ARCHIP puts students in contact with the practice and helps them understand architecture in its context.

The instruction takes place in Prague and in other parts of the Czech Republic. The size of the school (60 students per year) allows faculty and students to openly communicate and creatively collaborate during instruction, tutoring and the final evaluation of student works. ARCHIP is a platform for architecture in general, with its own information, promotion, and publication activities. It has its own exhibition space and a professional reference library with a reading room with magazines. ARCHIP organizes lifelong learning courses and hosts lectures by leading local and international architects. Excursions to outstanding local and international architecture are organized throughout the year. The school keeps close contact with the professional and lay community, and with other local and international institutions in the field.

ARCHIP is located in the Kartografie Praha Building, a former printing workshop that has kept its industrial character after renovation. The Kartografie building is located in Prague 7, one of the smallest Prague districts, which stretches along the left bank of the Vltava River, representing a peaceful extension to Prague city center. ARCHIP is currently expanding into an additional floor in the building and this presents an opportunity for CIEE to secure a high-quality studio space in this historic building. In addition, students will have access to the rest of the ARCHIP facilities, its library, lecture rooms and labs. The cultural center DOX is also located in the neighborhood.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Provision of meals depends on the housing option. Students have several housing choices and are asked to select an option prior to departure.

Homestay with a Czech Family—This is the best option for students looking to fully immerse themselves in the Czech culture. Dinner and breakfast, on the family’s schedule, are included as is a single room. Homestays are typically located in residential areas, so students will have up to a 45-minute commute to the CIEE Study Center.

Charles University Dormitory— This dormitory houses approximately 35 CIEE and local students (CIEE Dorm Buddies). Breakfast is included and students can use the two modest kitchenettes available to prepare other meals. The dormitory is a 10-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.

CIEE-Administered Apartments— Each CIEE apartment houses three CIEE students as well as one Charles University student (CIEE Flat Buddy). Apartments consist of two bedrooms with shared areas including a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Please note that meals and Internet fees are not included with this option. CIEE apartments are located in various neighborhoods and require a maximum 35-minute commute to CIEE.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Prague even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation during which the resident director will share information about the program and site. A mandatory three-week orientation session, which includes an intensive language program, is conducted in Prague at the beginning of the program and will introduce you to the academic program, country, culture, extracurricular options, program faculty, and provide practical information about living in the Czech Republic. You'll receive ongoing orientation on aspects of Czech culture through the elective course and individual appointments with the resident director.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Internet connections are available in the dormitory for free, and may be available in the apartments for an additional fee; service is often shared with CIEE flat buddies and other roommates. You will have free access to wireless connections and a computer laboratory during the week at the CIEE Study Center and at other Charles University facilities. In addition, Prague offers a good network of Internet cafés for a small fee.

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Culture

Culture

The program includes visits to sites of historical and cultural importance in Prague such as Prague Castle, Old Town, the historical halls of Charles University, theater, and opera. In addition, academically coordinated field trips to locations in Bohemia and Moravia are arranged, allowing participants to gain a wider perspective of the region and a greater understanding of studied academic topics and Czech culture. CIEE also organizes optional guided field trips to Berlin, Krakow, and Vienna with CIEE professors at an additional cost. This program includes a selection of special activities, field trips, and excursions that introduce students to local media.

CIEE International Students Club (ISC)

CIEE promotes and encourages cultural exchange between CIEE and Charles University (CU) students. Many extracurricular activities are organized by ISC to provide opportunities for friendship, understanding, and social interactions. The club organizes activities based on student interest and works with other CU International Clubs to bring Czech and international students together.

Flat Buddies

CIEE both recruits and trains a group of local Charles University students who live with CIEE students in apartments as well as the dormitory. These Flat Buddies share day-to-day issues, help CIEE students to better understand local cultural norms and standards, and assist students with immersion into the Czech culture and Charles University student life. These local students also help CIEE Prague staff with orientation, social events, and activities throughout the semester.

Interest Groups

Interest groups help smaller groups of students become more integrated into Prague culture and society. These groups include: politics, economy, and society; sport; film and theater; music; and art. All of these groups include Czech students.

Excursions

The program includes a number of excursions and site visits to locations in and around the city. Within Prague you could visit:

  • Karlin – A neighborhood illustrating patterns of gentrification from the centre into the suburbs. Close to the city center, almost all its former industries were destroyed and empty brownfields are waiting for new development.
  • The Docs of Liben: A very beautiful part of the city on the river. Amazing natural corridor mixed with old port structures.
  • Little Hanoi: The largest Asian market in Prague

Overnight Excursions

An excursion to other Czech cities such as Brno, Mlada Boleslav, or Ostrava will illuminate the diversity of regional styles and histories. A second excursion to an architecturally significant European city will also be made. Possible destinations include Barcelona or Berlin where students may study historic and contemporary architecture alongside other Global Architecture and Design students at these locations.

Ostrava
The Czech Republic’s third largest city is a former mining and industrial center looking for a new identity as it changes its working, social demography.

Bratislava
Home to beautiful river corridors and an active, creative community of artists and architects.

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Academics

Academics

The Global Architecture and Design curriculum in Prague consists of three main components: the Future Cities Design Studio; a seminar; and science, engineering, and technology workshops. Students may opt to take a CIEE elective course. Courses will be taught in English by CIEE-contracted faculty who will also facilitate collaborative projects with local professionals and peers. Field trips to visit historical sites, new buildings, and environmental initiatives enhance students’ understanding of “cities in transition.”

Academic Culture

Utilizing an approach that is both interdependent and interdisciplinary, students are encouraged to inquire, debate, collaborate, conduct experiments, and rethink the potential of today’s architects and designers. The aim is to develop a language of technological design that can create immediacy between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. Environmental problems are a crisis of human alienation from the natural world, and the initiative explores ways in which design can alleviate this unfortunate separation. What is required to comprehend globality today is a close study of specific places, cities and cultures. In order to create an educational experience that breeds cosmopolitanism, Global Architecture and Design in Prague works with elements of history and tradition just as it takes full advantage of new technologies and the opportunities of global exchange.

Nature of Classes

All courses are available to both CIEE and ARCHIP students.

Language of Instruction

English

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Future Cities Design Studio

Through intensive research and design, the Future Cities Studio will be based on a bottom-up design approach. Students will explore various techniques inspired by biological systems or human technology to find a specific context-related method and generate cellular structures or components that can work as individual elements (e.g. urban furniture) or be combined to create large island pavilions and/or floating festival stages.

With the latest breakthrough in technology and materiality, we will materialize biological systems, their various structures that are generating direct or indirect natural behaviors and transcript them into a dialogs between water and ground, public and private space, large or small scale function, single or multiple mass properties, etc. Thus dialogs will be an interactive answers between topology and tectonics of new material and structural emergence, natural and synthetic growth and manual or self-organizing systems. The question of materiality will by focused on material composites (e.g. fiberglass…). We will explore the large material foundry of composite materials performance, behavior, growth and its natural setups. We will combine nature and synthetics as a tool to new form finding methods and design strategies.

Future Cities Seminar

Today, the word architecture is used more often than ever before, yet more frequently in relationship with network structures, mobile apps, or even security controlling algorithms than with build environments. Now, when smart technologies are infiltrating all scales of inhabited environment from nano surfaces of self-cleaning materials, through medium size intelligent homes to mega scale of smart cities, young architects along with other progressive disciplines should remain present in this evolution and form their own critical approach.

Through sequence of lectures followed by workshops we will start to outline what we would like to call chronotecture. Chronotecture is an architecture that evolves around axes of time. Structure capturing momentum in space, inhabitable system defeating stillness by movement. Besides more conventional kinetic transformations driven by environmental conditions or necessities to produce energy, the research explores higher degrees of mobility on more complex levels. We are looking into the swarm behavior, self-aware self-organizing systems as well as human machine interaction.

Science, Engineering and technology workshops

The Workshop modules will function between digital and physical environment where we will primarily use Grasshopper - a visual node-based editor programming language developed by David Rutten at Robert McNeel & Associates. It runs as a plug-in within the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application. We will explore various morphologies, simulate aggregations and growth in natural tissues, study ecological and social behaviors that are bounded to the general Global AD Studio task. We will go through a physics-simulation engines such as Kangaroo or Karamba, and introduce ourselves to the possibilities of scripting languages such as Python or C#. The course will prepare students to simulate complex material behaviors and, on that basis, generate material-informed geometries.

Within this connection, students will also learn how to prepare design projects for fabrication and develop new set of skills for advanced fabrication and computational design.

CIEE Elective Courses

Art and Architecture of Prague
This course provides a survey of art and architecture, especially housing styles, which have influenced the development of Prague and other major European cities from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Excursions to art galleries and related architectural monuments are combined with classroom lectures.

ENVI 3001 PRAG

European Environmental Studies
This course examines the relationship between human society and the natural environment with a specific focus on the Czech landscape as a place for human-nature interaction. In addition the course explores European integration from an environmental perspective, the ecological footprint and problem of climate change, and environmental ethics in contemporary European society.

CEAS 3004 PRAG / COMM 3001 PRAG

Media Impact in Central Europe: Past and Present
This course examines the role and impact of international and domestic media on political developments in Central Europe, examining the way of doing journalism at Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and comparing it to the approaches of other media companies. The course looks at journalism, technology, and logistics used by RFE/RL during the Cold War, and at its current ways of providing information to areas of the world where the press is restricted or tightly controlled. Journalists from RFE/RL and other media are frequent guest speakers. A key aspect of the course is the focus on coverage of religious, ethnic, and other emotionally sensitive issues, and students gain special insights into coverage of current events. They learn about the dynamics of social tensions in transitional and post-communist societies, and how the media is contributing to shaping the history of countries faced with their legacy and with the new challenges of EU membership.

AHIS 3003 PRAG

Modern Czech Art
Combining classroom lectures with gallery visits, this course acquaints students with 20th century art movements and tendencies. Based upon the analysis of the oeuvre of key Czech artists and various topics, ranging from the expressions of Czech national identity in the finde-siecle art to the art produced under the Communist regime, the course tackles the social and political development of the Central European region.
Contact hours: TBD. Credit: TBD semester/TBD quarter hours.

COMM 3301 PRAG

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Prague as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level.
Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Language Courses

Beginning Czech Language, I
Beginning Czech Language, II (Academic Year students in spring semester)
Beginning Czech Language, Fast Track
Intermediate Czech Language, I
Intermediate Czech Language, II (Academic Year students in spring semester)
Advanced Czech Language, I

These courses provide students with the basic skills needed to communicate on a daily basis, including grammar, conversation, listening, and reading comprehension. During the first two weeks, students study Czech language five hours each day. Students then continue language study with classes two days per week. Students are placed into classes based on language background.
Contact hours: 115. Credit: 4 semester/6 quarter hours.

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