Prague, Czech Republic

January in Prague

Study Social Psychology
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Information for term January in Prague

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Dates: Dec 27, 2022 – Jan 16, 2023
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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CIEE’s January in Prague program invites students of all majors to advance their academics in social psychology in one of the most beautiful, cultural, and intellectual capitals in Europe. Classes are taught in English at CIEE Prague and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • Visit

    sites of historical and cultural importance such as Prague Castle, Old Town Square, 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

    6.4M
  • brands of Czech beer

    70
  • universities

    29

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. 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

  • Spend the day at Prague Zoo, listed by Forbes Traveler and TripAdvisor as one of the world's best zoos.
  • Take a day trip to Terezín (Theresienstadt), former Jewish ghetto and Nazi labor camp.
  • Visit Sychrov, a beautiful Neo-Gothic castle.
  • Stop by Karlštejn, the famous gothic fortress built by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

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.

Prague, Czech Republic

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE PRAGUE

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

Academics

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Academics

During the January in Prague program, all students take the required course: Social Psychology. In class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Prague is located within the Vyšehrad national monument complex and features classrooms, a library, a student lounge, staff offices, a café, and a large garden and patio area.

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

All students take one required course.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

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

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. 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. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Prague are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Grading

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. Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

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

  

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.

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

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2023 Nov 1, 2022 Dec 27, 2022 Jan 16, 2023

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.

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Meals
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 and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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Get Started

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
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    Contact Us

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