Prague, Czech Republic

January Communications, New Media + Journalism

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Information for term January Communications, New Media + Journalism

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2017 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Not only is Prague a breathtaking destination of historic buildings, charming nooks, and a picturesque river, it’s home to a rapidly evolving media landscape. CIEE’s January Communications, New Media, and Journalism program takes you from the classroom into the field, opening your eyes to what it’s like to work at media companies and helping you to discover what makes Prague so special.

Unique Experiences

  • Visit

    sites of historical and cultural importance such as Prague Castle, Old Town, the historical halls of Charles University and the Gothic altarpieces in the Convent of St. Agnes.

  • Marvel

    at the one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture. The city has structures representing the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Cubist, Neo-Classical and Modern design styles.

  • Discover

    the picturesque setting of many Hollywood movies, such as Mission Impossible, Alien vs. Predator, Van Helsing, Chronicles of Narnia and Hellboy.

  • international visitors annually

  • brands of Czech beer

  • universities


Location & Culture

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Because of its innumerable characteristic steeples, Prague is called the “Hundred-Towered City” and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A member of the European Union, Prague is a perfect example of the steady development of a society recently transitioning from its communist past. The city of Prague has an unusually rich cultural life, including festivals, operas, concerts, and cultural programs, many of which are accessible to students on a budget.

The Culture


  • Investigate the role of media and communication on politics and society in Central Europe.
  • Study with instructors from Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe, founded in 1348 by the Czech King Charles IV.  
  • Spend the day at Prague Zoo, listed by Forbes Traveler and TripAdvisor as one of the the world's best zoos.
  • Visit media companies and radio stations, and go on an overnight trip exploring the Czech film industry.
  • Connect with a CIEE “Flat Buddy,” who will organize cultural activities, help you better understand local culture, and assist you with immersion into the Charles University student life.

Daily Life

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    Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students reside in apartments in popular neighborhoods with fellow CIEE participants and a CIEE Flat Buddy—a Charles University student who helps CIEE students adjust to student life in Prague. Students share double rooms and kitchen and bathroom facilities.

    Apartments are located throughout Prague and commuting times and distances vary. It’s important for students to be aware that commuting is part of daily life in Prague, and the location of most apartments requires daily use of public transportation. It is common for the student commute, including public transportation and walking, to take up to 30 minutes one way. A transportation pass is included in the program fees.



    Meals are not included and are the responsibility of the student. Students can purchase food supplies and prepare meals in the apartment kitchens.

Prague, Czech Republic

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE works closely with Charles University (CU) to deliver courses to students at the CIEE Study Center in Prague.

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What you need to know

The program details

This program exposes students to the many sides of media, journalism, and communication within Czech Republic. This journey gives students a unique opportunity to witness the force of a society that embraces its transition from a communist past to the ever-changing political and social present.

All courses are taught by faculty from reputable institutions of higher education or research, including Charles University.


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    Participants take classes with other CIEE students.


    The program is rigorous and demands regular preparation outside of class. Participation constitutes part of the overall assessment, and there is a strict attendance policy. The course uses a mixture of written projects, examinations, and presentations as a means of assessment.


    There are significant differences between the U.S. educational system and the Czech system. Students should be aware that a high degree of self-discipline is required, and that independent learning and active participation in class are necessary for achieving satisfactory academic performance. Professors use both the classroom and the city as resources for their teaching. Lectures are supplemented with class excursions and guest lectures. Students should be prepared to spend two-thirds of each weekday in class or in class-related activities.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45

Students take the required course, Communication: Social Power of Media.

January 2018 Courses

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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.



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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals are not included.  
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation - an introduction to Czech culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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