Study Abroad in Prague

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Explore Prague, Czech Republic

Cobblestone streets, ancient bridges, and a hilltop castle help lend the City of a Hundred Spires its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful, brimming with architecture from every period and style in its millennial history.

Study Abroad cityview during nightfall in Prague
Study Abroad popular food dish in Prague
Study abroad group picture in Prague

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Prague, past excursions have included:

  • Guided tours of the Prague Castle, Pilsner Urquell Brewery
  • Day trips to Karlštejn Castle, Český ráj (Czech Paradise), Terezín (former Jewish ghetto and Nazi labor camp)
  • Excursions to Brno, Vienna, Krakow, Dresden
  • Hikes in Divoká Šárka (Wild Šárka)
  • Visits to castles, galleries, festivals, music performances

Where Students Study

CIEE Prague
CIEE Prague is located at Vyšehrad, at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills, within medieval castle walls, in a beautiful park-like setting about 15 minutes from the Old Town area.

Charles University
Charles University is the oldest university in Central Europe and was founded in 1348 by King Charles IV of Bohemia.

The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)
FAMU is one of the preeminent film schools in Central Europe. It’s one of three schools that comprise the Academy of Performing Arts and one of the oldest film schools in Europe.

Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP)
ARCHIP is an international private college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture and urbanism. 

Study abroad students in Prague taking a big group picture

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Prague, students can volunteer as a teaching assistant at a local pre-school or elementary school. They can also gain valuable international work experience with an internship at a business, NGO, or other organization in Prague. 

Study Abroad Programs in Prague

Pocket Guide to Prague

  • Currency
    Czech Crowns

    Spoken Languages
    Czech, English
    Also significant communities of speakers of Slovak, Vietnamese (per-capita largest Vietnamese community outside Asia), and Ukrainian

    Available Transportation
    Tram, metro, train, bus, feet

  • Famous Local
    Franz Kafka – novelist, playwright, and short-story writer; best known for The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) and The Trial (Der Process)

    European continental with warm, dry summers (June to August) and cold winters (December to March)

    Places to Explore
    Charles Bridge – 600+ year-old medieval bridge lined with haunting baroque statues

  • Airport
    Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

    Social Norms
    Never give an even number of flowers to someone, nor should you give someone 13 – both are considered unlucky

    What to Pack
    Comfortable shoes, all-weather jacket, curiosity, and a sense of adventure

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What People are Saying

  • "I would recommend CIEE because I felt that the staff were very organized and I felt prepared to arrive in Prague. I also enjoyed my classes without feeling too overwhelmed so I had time to explore and travel."

    Claire T., Denison University
  • "It was an excellent way to meet people and begin to understand the culture in Prague."

    Alison B., University of Oregon
  • "I had the best time! I really enjoyed my classes that were still manageable to balance along with my travels and exploration of Prague and other countries."

    Kristina H., Tufts University
  • "I think the program itself is really well organized. It takes away a lot of the stress associated with the planning process and allows students to feel well prepared so they can enjoy their time abroad."

    Katherine Z., Indiana University-Bloomington
  • "The CIEE Study Abroad program is very well organized, and all the staff is kind-hearted and knowledgable."

    Cooper N., St Lawrence University