Summer Study Abroad Program in Prague, 4 weeks (Jun -July)

Location: Czech Republic: Prague

Term: Summer

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks

Dates: June 21 - July 22nd, 2017

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

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Phone: 1-616-827-7525

Fax: 1-616-777-5278


Summer Program in Prague is ideal for those who would like to earn up to 12 U.S. credits in a short period (four weeks) of time. Located in the historic city of Prague, the program is designed for students who would like to spend their summer abroad experiencing a new culture and taking liberal arts courses in a range of academic fields. In addition to their studies, students will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led excursions, cultural events, and activities.

PROGRAM'S UNIQUE OFFER, included in the cost:
International Excursion to Vienna, Austria! Enhancing their studies of Central Europe, students will go on a weekend excursion to Vienna, Austria; which is four hours from Prague. Vienna is a beautiful historical city and was the seat of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Students will explore the historical center of the city including Stephansdom and the Hofburg. A tour inside the Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence tops off the excursion.

ACCOMMODATION, included in the cost:
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. We are confident that we offer our students the most centrally located accommodation of the highest quality of any program in Prague!


• Students may enroll in up to four courses
• All courses are worth three U.S. credits and meet three times per week.
• Courses are offered in the following fields: history, politics, language, art and culture, film, and literature
• Courses are taught in English

• Czech and European Art and Architecture (art and culture)
• Modern Czech Politics (politics)
• Shaping Central Europe (history)
• Reading Prague: Literature, Architecture, and Cultural History
• International Affairs: European Union and Asia (politics, economics, global security)
• Art Photography (art and culture)
• Contemporary Czech Art, Culture, Music and Literature: Urban Semiotics
• Literature of Central European Coffee Houses
• Czech Culture and Civilization Course: Summer Field Trip into the Czech Psyche
• Czech Language for Every Day Use - Level I

In order to better prepare students for their stay in Prague, all students will participate in an eight-hour survival Czech course taught by a Charles University professor. This eight-hour course with small class sizes is meant to equip students with the necessary language skills in order to “survive” in Prague. Students will not only learn the basics, but also go on a field trip with the professor to learn more about the city. A textbook is included.

Students will receive complimentary airport pick-up on the official arrival day. Program's staff member will provide on-site check-in assistance.

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.

Degree Level



Admission Requirements:
- 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$:

All-inclusive progam fee is $3,999 USD

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Tuition (up to 4 courses or 12 credits)
- Survival Czech eight-hour course with textbook
- Airport assistance and transport (to the Komenskeho dormitory only) on the official arrival day
- 30-day public transportation pass
- Welcome meeting and guided city tour
- Vltava river cruise
- Orientation excursion to UNESCO town, Kutna Hora ( includes transportation, admissions fees, and guide)
- Dormitory and university orientation
- Field trips and museum visits included in the class syllabi
- Farewell Party
- 24-hour telephone emergency assistance provided by ECES staff
- Dormitory assistance
- Charles University student ID card
- Access to computer labs
- Access to the university libraries
- One official transcript sent by priority mail

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • Orphans
  • Volunteer Management
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Independent living

Participants Travel to Czech Republic


Application Process Involves
  • Transcript
  • Online Application
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