Information for term January in Prague
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 17, 2022
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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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 at CIEE Prague, in English and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
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.
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.
the picturesque setting of many Hollywood movies, such as Mission Impossible, Alien vs. Predator, Van Helsing, Chronicles of Narnia and Hellboy.
international visitors annually6.4M
brands of Czech beer70
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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.
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, 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.
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Apartments: Students reside in apartments in popular neighborhoods with fellow CIEE participants. In some apartments, students have a local Charles University student as a “flat buddy” – a roommate who helps CIEE with student activities and provides a bridge to the local culture. 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
CIEE works closely with Charles University (CU) to deliver courses to students at CIEE Prague.
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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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
All students take one required course.
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
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.
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.
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.
Language of Instruction
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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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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.
Fees & Housing
|January 2021||Nov 1, 2020||Dec 28, 2020||Jan 18, 2021|
|January 2022||Nov 1, 2021||Dec 27, 2021*||Jan 17, 2022*|
*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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