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Florence, Italy Prague, Czech Republic

European Art Adventure

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Program Overview
Sharpen your pencils for an artist's dream trip to Europe!

From Prague's architectural gems to Florence’s world-famous museums, find inspiration on a 6-week artistic adventure!

Start in the Czech Republic with a 3-week Art-Making in Prague's Creative Studios program, designed in partnership with the world-renowned Art & Design Institute. Draw inspiration from medieval streets and colorful art galleries. Try your hand at a broad range of visual art techniques–from painting and drawing to photography.

Continue to Florence, Italy on our 3-week Drawing in the Capital of Arts program. Immerse yourself in the world of artists who sparked the Italian Renaissance, like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and develop your own skills as you sketch in iconic sites like Palazzo Vecchio or the Duomo di Firenze. On excursions, see more of the stunning Tuscany region, with its rolling hills and villas.

This 6-week program is a unique chance to train your eyes and develop artistic skills with other teens who share your passion. Come home with a portfolio showcasing your talent and progress, and more importantly, with friends and memories to last a lifetime!

Academic Merit Only Scholarship

Only the Global Navigator Academic Merit Only scholarship is available for this program bundle (limit of 1 award per bundle). The Academic Merit + Need scholarship is NOT available. If you want to apply for an Academic Merit + Need scholarship, check out the Art-Making in Prague's Creative Studios program and Drawing in the Capital of the Arts program separately.

The Take-Aways

Real-world Experience

Travel across Europe to create a wide array of visual art in the inspirational and creative cultures of Prague and Florence. Come home with a creative portfolio showing off your new skills.

Credentials For Your Future

Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, and a portfolio to document your increasing artistic literacy.

Life Skills And New Friendships

Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication and leadership skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S. 


Hours Of Expert Instruction


Weeks Pursuing Your Passion


Life-changing Experience

The Destination
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The Destination

Welcome to Prague and Florence, two enchanting European destinations with breathtaking art. 

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the world’s most exquisite cities. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it is best known for its Old Town Square, with Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and its medieval Astronomical Clock. Every day is a history lesson. And yet, Prague is a colorful mix of old and new, a center of innovation in one of the fastest-growing countries in the region. A walking tour of Prague takes you past architectural gems, bustling cafés, and exceptional gardens and parks.

Italy is home to an impressive 60% of the world’s most important works of art, and half of them are in Florence! As “the cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence ushered European civilization through the Middle Ages and into its rebirth. The transition is still visible today in its incredible architecture, landmarks, and piazzas and throughout Florence’s hundreds of museums, galleries, and churches. In Florence, you’ll be inspired to create as you trace the evolution of art from medieval times to how we see it today.

Daily Life

Daily Life


Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places. 

  • Breakfast at the hostel/hotel or dorms 
  • Hands-on classes with expert instructors and artists  
  • Lunch with your fellow Global Navigators at a local restaurant 
  • Out and about for a cultural activity or workshop  
  • Dinner at local restaurants or at the hostel/hotel or dorms with your fellow Global Navigators.  


  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites   
  • Quality time with friends 

Check out the blog posts to discover more about daily life and excursions on program.    


Hostel/hotel and dorms, shared rooms with other Global Navigators

24/7 Support

1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

Program Blogs


Weekend in Cesky Krumlov

By Allison Aubry at CIEE

This last weekend we traveled to Cesky Krumlov for the weekend and got to witness the beauty of a preserved medieval town. Upon our entrance into the town, we were... keep reading

Summer In Prague

By Nicole L.

I have already been in Prague for a week for the HSSA Global Navigator program Art-Making in Prague, and so far it has been nothing short of wonderful. This past... keep reading


First 24 Hours In Prague

By Allison Aubry at CIEE

Wow, it is hard to believe I am writing this blog post and we have completed our first 24 hours in Prague. I feel extremely lucky to have the 14... keep reading


Sample Activities

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Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!

  • Prepare (and eat) Czech classics—beef goulash, potato pancakes, and sweet apple strudel—in a fun-filled cooking class. 
  • Participate in a paint-by-enamel workshop, make unexpected friendships with Czech students. Then, enjoy a karaoke night together! 
  • Get dressed in your best for a performance in one of the many historical concert venues in Prague. See opera singers and ballet dancers in full costume—a beautiful mix of so many art forms! 
  • At the Galileo Museum, wander through rooms containing astronomical instruments from all the way to the 11th century. Discover the reasons behind Florence’s role as a hub for groundbreaking scientific discoveries. 
  • Explore the creations of Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Boticelli at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s first modern museums, dating back to 1560. 
  • Discover Florentine street art splashed across lesser known quarters and hidden corners of the city. 

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.   



  • Participants must be 14 years old and above.  
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our scholarship page

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Application Fee 


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition. 

More Questions? Find answers, get application support, sign up for virtual presentations, or contact us!


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Program Summer Session I and II 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Costs $10,900

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Program Balance = $10,900

Total Fees = $10,900

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Interactive Classes


3 Meals/Day

(Dietary Needs Accommodated)

All Ground Transportation

(Once In-country)

Optional Flight Chaperone

(Flight Cost Not Included)

Pre-departure Advice and Orientation

Access to Local Phone and WIFI

All Cultural Activities and Excursions

Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection

24/7 Emergency On-site Support

Our Staff

Our Staff

Will Barnard


Will Barnard heads CIEE Prague. Originally from the U.S., Will has lived and worked in the Czech Republic for over twenty years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University...

Tina Marisa Rocchio 

Center Director

Tina grew up between the mountains of Vermont and the coastline of Rhode Island and has spent her adult life between Tuscany and Rome. Mastering Italian in high school, she...

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