Fall Study Abroad Program in Prague (Sept - Dec)

Location: Czech Republic: Prague

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks

Dates: September - December

2956 Florence Dr SW Grand Rapids, MI 49418-9736 United States


Studying abroad for a spring semester allows students to become immersed in the Czech culture, while earning university credit at Charles University. Charles University was founded in 1348 and is accredited by the Czech ministry of education. The program offers courses in six different academic fields: literature, art and culture, history, sociology and psychology, economics and politics, and languages. Students may choose to spend one or two semesters in Prague.

• Literature
• Art and Culture
• History
• Sociology and Psychology
• Economics and Politics
• Czech Language for Everyday Use

• Application Deadline: October
• Students may enroll in up to six courses earning up to 21 U.S. credits
• Students may choose courses from other departments at the Faculty of Arts. These courses range from one to three U.S. credits
• Courses are taught in English

High Quality and Modern Apartments in a Historical Residence in the Heart of Prague is included in the program cost!
The program cost includes a double room in an apartment. A single room is available for an extra fee. The high quality and modern apartment residence opens its doors to students seeking comfort and convenience in the heart of the city! It is a home away from home experience for all students with amenities designed specifically to facilitate and support their educational endeavour.


Following the orientation meeting, all students are required to take a pre-semester Czech language and culture course. This three-credit course is meant to prepare students for their semester in Prague. The course is a combination of Czech language instruction, cultural activities, and short excursions throughout Prague. Students can choose between Introductory or Intensive Czech Language and Culture. Introductory Czech is for credit only, whereas Intensive Czech is for a grade and a prerequisite for the semester-long Czech course. Both courses are taught for five hours a day, in morning or afternoon sessions.

Courses are taught Monday through Thursday and meet either once (180 minutes) or twice (90 minutes each) a week. Courses are taught between the hours of 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Orientation is designed to equip students with the necessary tools for studying abroad. Each activity is carefully planned to ensure that students will have a comfortable and enriching stay abroad. Orientation is mandatory for all students.

Program offers numerous activities throughout the semester. These activities include: volunteering, film screenings, optional day and weekend trips, city tours, cultural events, and a jewelry making class.

• Kutna Hora – UNESCO heritage town
• Lidice Memorial – Village destroyed by the Nazis
• Pilsen – Famous town liberated by U.S. troops
• Přibram and Vojna Memorial – Communist labor camp
• Mělnik – Palace tour
• Terezín – Former Nazi concentration camp

Degree Level



• Must be at least a university sophomore (2nd year student)
• G.P.A. (grade point average) must be at least a 3.0 (students with a 2.70 -2.99 may still apply, but must submit a grade explanation along with the application materials)
• Must be fluent in English (Non-native English speakers are required to submit a recent (not more than two years old) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 79-80 IBT is required for admission. Other certifications may be accepted upon review

Minimum Education

High School

  • Czech

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English
  • Czech

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• Accommodation fee
• Airport assistance and transport on the official arrival day
• Accommodation in an apartment residence (double rooms)
• 3 unique international weekend trips (Austria, Germany, Poland)
• Tuition for up to six courses earning up to 21 U.S. credits
• Ten-day intensive Czech Language and Culture immersion course and textbook
• All students will receive a pre-departure guide and visa instructions
• 24-hour telephone emergency assistance
• University student ID card with access to university facilities and local discounts
• Welcome and closing ceremony
• University orientation
• Field trips and museum visits included in the class syllabi
• Two excursions during orientation week (includes transport, guide, and entrance fees)
• Option to participate in weekend and day excursions (reduced cost)
• Two walking tours around Prague
• Access to computer labs
• Access to the university library
• One official transcript sent by priority mail

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Childcare & Children
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Independent living

Participants Travel to Czech Republic


Application Process Involves
  • Transcript
  • Online Application
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