Prague, Czech Republic

Business, Arts + Sciences

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Information for term Business, Arts + Sciences

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

October 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 24 – May 6, 2023 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Explore the history and culture of this dynamic Central European nation through courses taught in English at CIEE Prague, as well as at CIEE Prague partner schools, including Charles University and Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). Choose from a wide array of courses in business, politics, science, history, media and communications, psychology, mathematics, economics, art, religion and literature that are complemented with co-curricular activities to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

Unique Experiences

  • Head to class in a fairy-tale castle

    with hundreds of city towers and church spires as your backdrop.

  • Live like a local college student

    in Prague's vibrant cultural and social scene as you learn more about the local customs.

  • Gain valuable experience

    visiting Czech start ups.

  • football fields would cover the area of the Prague Castle

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  • First year beer was brewed at the Benedictine Břevnov Monastery

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  • million people in Prague

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Location & Culture

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Cobblestone streets, historical bridges, and a castle overlooking dozens of churches, squares, and green spaces all contribute to the “City of a Hundred Spires” being recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Having shed its communist past and brimming with carefully preserved monuments from every period and style in its millennial history, Prague is a truly unique European city. But there is plenty of modern architecture too, such as the Žižkov Tower, the Dancing House right by the Vltava River or the National Library of Technology, to name but a few.

Easy to explore on foot and on a student budget, the city abounds with festivals, live music, galleries, food markets, cafés and much more.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Prague.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Take part in CIEE-organized excursions to learn more about the Czech Republic and Central Europe.
  • Cheer on a local sports team at a hockey game
  • Sample local Moravian wines at a sommelier-led wine tasting
  • Bike along the paths along the Vltava river and see another side of Prague
  • Watch an opera in one of the amazing baroque opera houses
  • Participate in cultural activities organized by local college students to spark your interest in local art, film, music, sports, or cuisine, and see how Czech college students are similar and different from U.S. college students

Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

Volunteer your time and skills helping teach English at local schools and pre-schools, assisting with projects at local NGOs, writing for a local blog, and more.

Gain international experience with valuable internships, working 8-10 hours per week. Following an interview, students are selected by internship providers. The internship includes a related seminar (15 hours of class time) and attendance at meetings and other events with program staff. Opportunities include internships at vibrant start-ups, advertising agencies, media outlets, think tanks, and other organizations. Don‘t miss the opportunity to boost your resume while studying abroad!

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    All housing is within a 45-minute commute to CIEE.

    Homestays: Live with a Czech family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city’s culture. Each student has an individual room.

    Apartments: Students can live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including kitchen and bathroom.

    Residence Halls: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students, local and international students in dormitory-like buildings. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Students usually share kitchens and common areas.

    Housing is tight in Prague. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Breakfast and dinner, on the family’s schedule, are included.

    Residence Halls and Apartments: Meals are not included.

Academics

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Academics

The Business, Arts and Sciences program lets students take courses in English across a wide range of academic disciplines, including business, the social and natural sciences, media and communications, psychology, arts, literature, film, history, politics, and much more.

Students begin the program with an onsite orientation that introduces them to various aspects of life in Prague as well as useful Czech language basics to help facilitate cultural immersion. Students choose from classes at CIEE Prague, Charles University, and the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU).

CIEE Prague is located in Vyšehrad in a beautiful park-like setting at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. The CIEE Prague Center features classrooms, a library, student lounge, staff offices, café, and a large garden and patio area. Courses are taught by faculty affiliated with Charles University, Prague University of Economics, the Czech Academy of Science, and the Academy of Performing Arts, among other institutions

Charles University was founded in 1348 and is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic, ranking in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. The university consists of 17 colleges and enrolls more than 50,000 students. Students can take up to six semester credits in the Eastern and Central European Studies Department (ECES) at Charles University, which is located in Prague’s Old Town.

The Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) is the preeminent film school in Central Europe and the 5th oldest film school in the world. Students with an interest in cinema and performing arts can take up to six semester credits at FAMU, which is located in the historical district right by the Vltava River.

The Art & Design Institute (ADI) was founded in 2014 and offers degree programs in visual arts and art direction in both Czech and English, with the goal of enabling its graduates to earn a living in the art market or in the creative industries. It offers instruction in photography, graphics, intermedia/multimedia, painting, and space/interior design, in addition to coursework in cultural anthropology and art, museum and gallery studies, and the psychology of art.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of five courses for 15 semester credits, of which at least three must be CIEE courses. In addition to these, students may enroll in courses at our partner institutions, Charles University or FAMU, for up to six credits. Alternatively, students can take only CIEE courses.

Course Credit

Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

COURSE CREDIT

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours

CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours

Charles University courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

FAMU courses: typically 1.5-3 U.S. semester credits

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to demonstrate a pro-active and independent approach to study. Active participation in class as well as outside of class is essential for a satisfactory academic performance and attendance is strictly enforced. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Students are encouraged to use public libraries and take advantage of Charles University resources.

Class Format

CIEE courses are primarily offered to CIEE students, however, they are also open to Charles University students and Erasmus Program students studying in Prague. Classes meet twice a week for 90 minutes, or once a week for three hours, with class size ranging from five to twenty students. In addition to CIEE courses, students are encouraged to take classes at our partner institutions, including Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, and the Film and Television School at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU).

Grading

Students receive numerical grades which are converted to the U.S. letter grades. Assessment is continuous and is based on overall performance, including class participation, homework assignments, papers, presentations, projects, and exams.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

All students are strongly encouraged to take an optional Czech language course while studying in Prague.

Spring 2023 CIEE Courses

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Academic Projects

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Biological and Physical Sciences

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Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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Health Professions and Related Programs

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History, Philosophy, Religion

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Languages and Cultural Studies

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Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

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Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

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Psychology

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Social Sciences

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Visual and Performing Arts

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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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2023 15 weeks Oct 1, 2022 Jan 24, 2023* May 6, 2023*
$19,950
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $16,558

Housing = $2,925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $19,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

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

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Some Meals
For students living in homestays
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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