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Prague, Czech Republic

Business, Arts + Sciences

New for Fall 2023

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15 weeks

Costs

Credit

15 - 18 semester hours

22.5 - 27 quarter hours

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22.5 - 27 quarter hours

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Application Deadline

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Dates

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15 weeks

Costs

Credit

15 - 18 semester hours

22.5 - 27 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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15 weeks

Credit

15 - 18 semester hours

22.5 - 27 quarter hours

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Application Deadline

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Overview

Romanesque chapels, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces, and more beckon you in Prague's unparalleled, charming city. The capital city of the Czech Republic and one of Europe’s most visited cities, Prague is renowned for its diverse architecture, historic sites, and extensive cultural delights. What better place to study history and culture than in this dynamic Central European nation?

Designed for students of all academic backgrounds, Prague's Business, Arts + Sciences program is full of opportunity and flexibility. Choose from a wide range of courses in business, politics, science, history, media, communications, psychology, mathematics, economics, art, religion, literature, and more. All courses are complemented with exciting co-curricular activities organized by CIEE (like having a class in Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world!) to enhance classroom learning and provide you with intercultural understanding.

DIVERSIFY YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVENTURE

Interested in gaining real-world, hands-on work experience while living and learning abroad? CIEE Prague offers optional internships for those eager to enrich their experiences and diversify their resumes.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE PRAGUE’S NEIGHBORHOODS

There are 10 or 22 city districts, depending on how you count – each with its own distinctive character.

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.

30,000

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN PRAGUE

993 AD

FIRST YEAR BEER WAS BREWED AT THE BENEDICTINE BŘEVNOV MONASTERY

1.3 M

PEOPLE IN PRAGUE

Experience
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  • prague students talk on street

Your Destination

Cobblestone streets, medieval 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. 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 Prague is located in the central neighborhood of Vyšehrad in a beautiful park-like setting atop one of Prague’s highest hills about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. 

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

prague shoe boat ride

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 
student artist prague

PROJECTS

  • Volunteer your time and skills to help teach English conversation classes at local schools and pre-schools, assist with projects at local NGOs, write for a local blog, and more. 
  • Gain international experience with valuable internships, working usually 8-10 hours per week. Following an interview, students are selected by internship providers. The credit-bearing 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! Students applying for an internship are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.

Program Blogs

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Academics

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 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, the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), and, as of the Fall 2023 semester, the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) and ART & DESIGN INSTITUT (ADI). 

CIEE Prague is located in a beautiful park-like setting atop one of Prague’s highest hills in the Vyšehrad neighborhood, about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. The CIEE Prague Center features classrooms, a library, a student lounge, staff offices, a 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 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) of the Faculty of Arts or at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV),  both located in Prague’s Old Town. 

The Film and TV School of 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 by the Vltava River. 

The Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) is the only school of architecture in Central Europe offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in architecture and urban design taught entirely in English. CIEE students can take up to six semester credits at ARCHIP. 

 ART & DESIGN INSTITUT (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. CIEE students can take up to six semester credits at ADI.

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

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 for up to six credits. Alternatively, students can take solely CIEE courses.

Program 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 at the Faculty of Arts (ECES): 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • Charles University courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV): typically 1-3 U.S. semester credits (2-6 ECTS credits)/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 50-150 notional hours
  • The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) courses: typically 1-1.5 U.S. semester (2-3 ECTS credits)/1.5-2.25 quarter credits; 50-75 notional hours
  • The Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) lecture/seminar/workshop courses: typically 1-1.5 U.S. semester (2-3 ECTS credits)/1.5-2.25 quarter credits; 14-22 contact hours  
  • The Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) studio courses: typically 5 U.S. semester (10 ECTS credits)/7.5 quarter credits; 68-75 contact hours  
  • ART & DESIGN INSTITUT (ADI) lecture/seminar courses: typically 1-2 U.S. semester (2-4 ECTS credits)/1.5-3 quarter credits; 14-30 contact hours 
  • ART & DESIGN INSTITUT (ADI) studio courses: typically 4-4.5 U.S. semester (8-9 ECTS credits)/6-6.75 quarter credits; 53-67 contact hours

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 proactive 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 the libraries at each of the institutions.

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 sizes ranging from ten 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 (ECES) and Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV), the Film and Television School at the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), and, new for Fall 2023, the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) and  ART & DESIGN INSTITUT (ADI).

Grading

Students receive numerical grades which are converted to U.S. letter grade equivalents. 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 and/or Czech

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

Course Information

Course Notes

  • All students are strongly encouraged to take the optional Beginning Czech Language course while studying in Prague. 
  • CIEE students may take a maximum of six U.S. semester credits from course offerings at host institutions. 
  • The following host institution course lists are a representative sample of course offerings available to CIEE students through partner institutions and are subject to change. Not all courses listed are offered every semester, and some courses have prerequisites. The final list of courses is made available prior to the start of classes.  
  • Final examinations and/or course deliverables for host institution courses will be arranged on a course-by-course basis in consultation with the course instructor and CIEE Prague. Course content and any final deliverables should be completed prior to the program's end date.

Academic Projects

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History, Philosophy, Religion

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Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment

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CHARLES UNIVERSITY COURSES  

Students may choose from selected courses offered by two Charles University faculties, Faculty of Arts (ECES) and Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV). Participation in each course is limited to a few CIEE students. Classes are taught at Charles University and allow CIEE students to study alongside other international students.  

Faculty of Arts, East and Central European Studies Department 

All courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits. Syllabi for ECES courses may be found on its website. Please note that the website may only include some of the courses taught and that the list is subject to change. The following list is a sample of courses that may be available to CIEE students. A final list of available courses is distributed during orientation. 

  • Nationalism: Origins, Theories and Consequences in Central Europe 
  • Politics of Song: From Folklore to Hip-Hop 
  • Construction of Czech National Identity and its Symbols 
  • Kafka in Critical Context 
  • Economic Decline of European Empires 
  • Alternative Culture 
  • Jewish History in Central and Eastern Europe 
  • Kundera’s Fictions 
  • Edges of Photography: Techniques, Artistry and Czech Photographers 
  • From Thoreau to Havel: Chapters in Czech and American Struggle for Social Justice 
  • Humor and Czech Culture 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Selected Topics in Social Psychology: Soft Skills 
  • Sociology of Food 
  • Urban Semiotics: Contemporary Czech Literature, Art and Culture 

Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism 

Course offerings through FSV are worth typically 1-3 U.S. semester credits (2-6 ECTS credits). The following list is a sample of courses that may be available to CIEE students. A final list of available courses is distributed during orientation. 

  • Audiovisual Interpretation of Reality  
  • Comics as a Medium  
  • Communication and Politics  
  • Czech Media System in European Comparison  
  • Emotions in Marketing  
  • History of Computer and Video Games  
  • Media and the Children  
  • Media and Sustainability Communication  
  • Media Sociology  

FAMU COURSES 

Participants with an interest in cinema and performing arts may take course offerings through FAMU. The courses are typically worth 1-1.5 U.S. semester credits (2-3 ECTS credits). A final list of FAMU courses is available at the time of enrollment. The following is a representative sample of FAMU courses that have been available in previous semesters.  

  • Acting Theories 
  • Central European Cinemas within the Context of the World Cinema  
  • Cinema Dance  
  • Circulating within the Modern Cinematic Image  
  • Essential Elements of Film Sound 1 
  • Film Style and Form 1 
  • Filming the Unfilmable 
  • History, Development and Characteristics of Genres 
  • Script Analysis 1 
  • Short Film Practical Analysis: Directing 1 
  • The Realm of Montage  
  • Visual Theory 

ARCHIP COURSES 

Students with an interest in architecture, urbanism, and sustainability may take course offerings through ARCHIP. The courses are typically worth 1-1.5 U.S. semester credits (2-3 ECTS credits). A final list of ARCHIP courses is available at the time of enrollment. The following is a representative sample of ARCHIP courses available to CIEE students.  

  • Art 1 (DRAWING) 
  • Art 3 (MODELS) 
  • Art 5 (PRODUCT DESIGN) 
  • History of Architecture and Art 1  
  • History of Architecture and Art 3  
  • Fundamentals of Urbanism 
  • Modern Architecture and Art 
  • Master Planning 
  • Landscape Design 
  • Monument Preservation 

ADI COURSES 

Students with an interest in art may take course offerings through ADI. ADI offers two types of courses: studio courses and lecture/seminar courses. Studio courses are worth 4-4.5 U.S. semester credits (8-9 ECTS credits) and lecture/seminar courses are worth 1-2 U.S. semester credits (2-4 ECTS credits). Please note that students who want to enroll in studio courses must submit a portfolio of their artwork at the time of course selection. Students may not be permitted to enroll in studio courses if their work does not meet ADI criteria. A final list of ADI courses is made available at the time of enrollment. The following is a representative sample of ADI courses available to CIEE students.   

Studio courses 

  • Creative Studio: Painting 
  • Creative Studio: Printmaking/Drawing 
  • Creative Studio: Photography 
  • Creative Studio: Intermedia 
  • Creative Studio: Graphic Design 
  • Creative Studio: Space/Interior Design 

Theoretical courses 

  • History of Art 
  • Marketing and Trade of Artwork 
  • Museum and Gallery Studies 
  • Philosophy of Artistic Expression 
  • Cultural Anthropology and Art 
  • Psychology of Art

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

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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 15 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Start Date * End Date TBD*
Program Spring 2024 15 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,950
Program Spring 2025 15 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $15,956

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $446

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $45†††

Books & Supplies = $45

Visa Fees = $114

Personal expenses = $250††††

Other = $0

Total Costs = $1,900

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on US East Coast departure

†††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $15,956

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $446

International Airfare = $1,000††

Local Transportation = $45†††

Books & Supplies = $45

Visa Fees = $114

Personal expenses = $250††††

Total Costs = $1,900

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on US East Coast departure

†††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Will Barnard

DIRECTOR

Will Barnard heads CIEE Prague. Originally from the U.S., Will has lived and worked in the Czech Republic for over twenty years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University...

Petra Key

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Petra Key is in charge of CIEE Prague course portfolio. She manages the CIEE Prague faculty and courses, and is responsible for the cooperation with academic partner institutions. Petra Key...

Michaela Neužilová

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Michaela has been a Program Coordinator with CIEE since 2016. She earned her degree at the University of Sheffield (UK) and studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia and Rennes, France.

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

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Start an Application 
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

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Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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Contact Us 
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