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This summer, soak up magnificent art and architecture from every period in two of Europe’s most beautiful cities – Paris and Prague. With guided tours and excursions that add color and context to coursework, this an exciting opportunity to compare French and Czech styles and cultures you won’t want to miss.
art and architecture from different historical, political, and cultural perspectives.
in awesome surroundings in Paris, steps from the Grand Boulevards, Palais Royal, and Louvre; in Prague, amidst a fairy tale castle and hundreds of church spires.
Get a different perspective
on France and the Czech Republic with weekend excursions that take you beyond the city.
visitors a year see Notre Dame cathedral in Paris14M
libraries in Paris – that’s a world record!830
first year of brewing at Prague’s Benedictine Brevnov Monastery993
Location & CultureClick to Open
If you want to visit one of the world’s most prominent centers of culture, finance, and commerce, you’ll find it in Paris. The capital of France – and its most populous city – Paris is a top tourist destination where you’ll fall in love with historic landmarks, exquisite dining, and charming architecture. The city has hosted two Summer Olympic Games and two FIFA World Cups, and each year hosts the final stage of the Tour de France bicycle race.
Cobblestone streets, ancient bridges, and a hilltop castle make Prague absolutely stunning. Prague is unique in Europe, having shed its Communist past and brimming with carefully preserved monuments from every period and style in its millennial history. There’s plenty of quirky, too, like the Zizkov Tower adorned with climbing babies, and the distinctly nontraditional Dancing House. Easy to explore on foot, the city has a rich cultural life that includes concerts, festivals, and operas.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Get to know the City of Light with a guided walking tour.
- See more of France with a weekend trip to Toulouse, Dijoin, or Marseille.
- Take a day trip to see architectural wonders like the baroque chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte or the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Chartres.
- Travel for a weekend to Plzen, home of Europe’s second largest synagogue, the Victims of Evil monument, and the George Patton Museum – or Jáchymov, a former Gulag work camp for political prisoners.
- Get to know Czech peers and culture with group activities in Prague.
Daily LifeClick to Open
Students live share doubles with their own bathroom, a shared kitchen, gym and pool.
A limited number of students can live with French families – a great opportunity to learn more language and local customs.
Students live in apartments in popular neighborhoods with other CIEE students and a flat buddy – a student from Charles University who introduces you to life in Prague. Students share double rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, and should expect a commute of up to 30 minutes. Transportation pass and Internet access provided.
Residence halls: Meals are not provided. Students prepare meals or eat out. Homestay: Hosts provide breakfast daily plus four meals per week.
Meals are not provided. Students can prepare meals in their apartments or eat out.
Where You'll Study
CIEE STUDY CENTER
PARIS – Less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.
CIEE STUDY CENTER
Vyšehrad – 15 minutes from Old Town.
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What you need to knowThe program details
This multi-site summer program includes two four-week academic sessions and is designed for students with an interest in European architecture, art history, and art. It combines separate courses focusing on French and Czech art and architecture, allowing students to compare and contrast architectural styles and art movements, and explore how French and Czech architecture and art have impacted urban landscapes.
Courses are taught by specialists in their respective fields from a range of Paris and Prague institutions.
In Paris, classes are held at the CIEE Global Institute Paris, in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood in the 2nd arrondissement, less than a minute from the Grands Boulevards.
In Prague, summer classes are held at the CIEE Study Center at Vyšehrad, at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills, within medieval castle walls in a park-like setting 15 minutes from Old Town. CIEE courses are recognized by Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe, founded in 1348.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Total credit: 6-8 semester/9-12 quarter hours Contact hours: Architecture courses: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours each Communicative Czech and French language courses: 15: credit – 1 semester/1.5 quarter credit hours each
- Session 1: Paris Collage
- Session 2: Art and Architecture of Prague
- Students can also enroll in optional Communicative French and Czech language courses, designed to help them maximize this experience.
Summer 2017 CoursesClick to Open
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.
SESSION I (PARIS)
SESSION II (PRAGUE)
ScholarshipsClick to Open
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
- 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.See more scholarship info
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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.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation – an introduction to 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.