Prague, Czech Republic

Summer Psychology

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Bring your interest in psychology to Prague where you’ll use compelling coursework and engaging cultural activities to explore the development of modern psychology and its relationship to politics and art. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Prague and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • See

    the many cultural sites of Czech Republic.

  • Visit

    other European cities such as Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, or Berlin – just a train or bus ride away.

  • Enroll

    in courses taught by faculty from the renowned Charles University.

  • population

  • square feet – how much space Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, takes up

  • synagogues in the Jewish Center


Location & Culture

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Its innumerable characteristic steeples have earned this UNESCO World Heritage site the nickname, “Hundred-Towered City.” Find out why it’s a perfect example of the steady development of a society transitioning from a communist past. With a population of only 1,200,000, Prague has an unusually rich cultural life, including festivals, operas, concerts, and cultural programs that students can experience like native Praguers.

The Culture


  • 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.
  • Travel to Karlovy Vary, Plzeň and/or Jáchymov on an overnight trip.

Daily Life

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    Shared Apartments: Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. 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

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Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions to study the diverse psychological aspects of Prague’s rich heritage. Students also experience the transition of the Czech society from communism to a fluid political and social environment. An optional Communicative Czech Language course is available for 1 credit. Courses are taught by specialists in their respective fields from Charles University and other reputable universities. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.

CIEE Prague is located in Vyšehrad, at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills, in a beautiful park-like setting about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. It features classrooms, a library, student lounge, staff offices, café, and a large garden and patio area.



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 must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.

Program Credit 

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • Communicative Czech Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 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 their 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. A class structure typically includes lectures as well as discussions and group projects.

Class Format

Summer classes are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday, with varied weekly structure, i.e., in different weeks the classes may be in session for a different number of days per week. Session-specific class schedule will be distributed during orientation. Our classes are taught in a standard setting of small groups of 15-20 students. In addition to in-class instruction, students can benefit from field trips, guest teachers, and other co-curricular events designed to supplement the course content and enhance student’s firsthand experience.


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


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.


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Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying in Prague for multiple sessions may only take the Communicative Czech Language course once.


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 Open Campus Network and that are offered at multiple CIEE Centers.


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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:

  • 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.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
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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