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Spend a semester or academic year in the picturesque city of Prague with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 18 credits through a variety of courses studying at Charles University. Courses are taught in English or Czech. No previous Czech language study is required. Live in a student residence hall well connected to the rest of the city. Students have a double room and access to a shared bathroom and k...

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Study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic through USAC. Students of any nationality can take part in a summer or semester program and study a variety of subjects such as European Politics, Culture and Art Studies. Students also take an Intensive Czech Language course. The program includes an in-country orientation, host university student ID card, and financial aid/scholarship advising and assista...

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CEA in Prague offers the perfect combination of historic charm and modern urban amenities. Enjoy campus life at our partner school, Anglo-American University, where you'll take classes (taught in English) alongside local and international students, gain skills in an international internship, and immerse into Czech life with CEA in Prague.

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Program Overview If you attend the school where Einstein taught, will some of his genius rub off on you? That’s just one question we answer on our Central European Studies program in Prague. If physics isn’t your passion, maybe living in the same town where Mozart, Milan Kundera, and Rainer Maria Rilke plied their crafts will inspire you. CIEE places you into Prague’s intellectual and performin...

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Study abroad in Prague through New York University. Students spend a summer, semester, or academic year in the capital city of the Czech Republic studying a wide range of subjects such as European Studies, Economics, and International Relations. The programs accept students with at least a 3.0 GPA who are registered at an accredited US college or university.

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Experiencing the New Europe is a 3 1/2 week international summer program that combines classroom study with on-site experiential learning to explore cultural, political and economic transformation in an urban context. Through its interactive curriculum, the program explores how large processes of geopolitical change -- the aftermath of WWII, ethnic and national upheaval, the fall of Communism, ...

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The Master in Digital Communications program at Czech College is a fine blend of corporate communications, advertising, management principles, and web technologies. This program is designed to be a continuation of the BSC Multmedia- Digital Communications program. Students in this program explore further the use of digital communication as an effective marketing strategy, preparing them adeq...

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Prague is one of Europe's most visited cities. welcoming over 5 million visitors on an annual basis to its stunning architecture, Gothic churches and endless famous cultural attractions. Located on the pristine Vltava River, Prague's historic Old Town Square was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. With so much to see and do in Prague, this is hands down the best place in the world ...

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Have an intercultural study abroad experience in Prague with ISA. Students can study in a variety of subject areas such as History, Language / Linguistics, and Political Science. Classes consist of small groups of students taught by Charles University professors. The program includes pre-departure advising, tuition at the host university, an official transcript from the host university, and more.

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University of New York in Prague is the largest and leading English language Higher Education Institution in the Czech Republic. Teaching takes place in English and currently, more than 800 students from more than 60 countries study at UNYP. Lecturers come from the United States, EU and the Czech Republic (more than 20 countries in all), and bring with them both academic and professional backg...

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Immerse in European culture and study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic with UPCES. Students take a wide range of courses in subjects such as Social Sciences, History, and Culture alongside other international students. Classes consist of up to 15 students, and participants earn 16 academic credits during the semester. The classes are taught by professors from Charles University, include weekend...

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Spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying abroad in Prague with Study Abroad Compass. Students take classes at Charles University, and can study a variety of subjects, such as Central European Studies, Psychology, and Arts. The programs provide students with a number of services such as an official transcript (for transfer credit), a free prepaid cellphone, and health insurance.

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Study abroad in Prague with SIT Study Abroad. Students from anywhere in the world can take part in the Arts and Social Change program which provides 16 credits and spans many subjects, including Architecture, Political Sciences, and Visual Arts. This program is available in the Fall and Spring, and includes excursions to neighboring countries as well as a four week Independent Study Project.

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Studying Abroad in Prague

As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague has been a hub of culture and activity in Europe since the Middle Ages. Referred to as the “Crown of the World,” this bohemian city is known for its countless palaces, cathedrals, and long-standing bridges. Other nicknames include “City of a Hundred Spires” and “The Golden City”, so you know there’s no shortage of shiny impressions to experience. With an abundance of elite universities and easy access to all of Europe, Prague is the perfect destination to czech off a summer, semester, or year studying abroad.

Subjects & Courses

There are just as many courses and subjects to study in Prague as there are medieval universities. Because of its location, not only in Europe but on the global stage, Prague is one of the best places in the world to gain an international understanding of European culture and political relations.

Not surprisingly, one of the most popular courses of study in Prague is European studies. Students can delve into the complexities of how the Czech Republic came into being and its role in modern-day Europe. Every walk through the city is like a school field trip, with sights such as the Prague Castle, the astronomical clock, or the Žižkov Tower in Josefov (the Jewish quarter). Students who choose to explore European studies will be able to study economics as well as Czech political policies, always with special attention to the role of Soviet rule. 

Two other interesting subjects that international students can study in Prague are economics and business. Economics or business minded students will particularly enjoy studying abroad in Prague because the city itself spotlights expanding knowledge of international finance from a global perspective. These courses commonly feature guest speakers and students often get to visit Czech businesses around Prague too. Some classes will even offer students the chance to intern or volunteer outside the classroom in order to get a firsthand look at how businesses function in the Czech Republic.

Then there is the ever-present choice of history classes, whether related to art, music, or even architecture. Students who study abroad in Prague will not only have a plethora of artists and musicians to examine (as an appetizer: Kafka and Mozart), the city could also very well be a living textbook of modern and historical architecture too. From the Old Town Square, across Charles Bridge, and up to St. Vitus Cathedral, students can basically take a walk through their history notes on a daily basis while studying abroad in Prague.

Life In Prague

While everyone has heard of Old Town and or seen a picture of Prague Castle, not many people really know what it is actually like to live and study in Prague. From the new, hip neighborhood of Vršovice to the late-time croons on the Jazz Dock, life in Prague is, first and foremost, never boring.

Most international students who study in Prague won’t be required to attend class from sunrise to sunset (at least we hope not!), thus they’ll likely have ample free time to explore the city. Upon arrival, students should get the famous (albeit touristy) sightseeing out of the way, so they can focus on the real deal. The café and bookstore scene in Prague is thriving, offering hundreds of hideaways for those looking to get some studying done. There is practically infinite amounts of art dotting the walls of the National Gallery and equally endless amounts of music being played at the Prague National Theater year round (not to mention the dozens of smaller, quirky venues that host anything from opera festivals to obscure artist exhibitions to pretty rad rave parties). Again, if you choose to study in Prague, life will be anything but boring.

Be warned: you might find yourself developing somewhat of a love-and-hate relationships with Czech cuisine. Mostly meat and starch, Czech food remains delicious and affordable, but not exactly healthy. After you’ve stuffed yourself with fried cheese sandwiches and trdelnik, and you’re looking for something a little more green, try grocery shopping at one of the big supermarkets, like TESCO or Bio Market. Better yet, at a local market or at one of the many organic shops scattered throughout the city’s streets.

Prague, being a major European travel hub, is a considerably more expensive place to live than the rest of the Czech Republic. However, it is still significantly cheaper than any other common study abroad city in Western Europe, and it doesn’t lack in opportunities to have a great time on a budget (considering the fact that a bottle of beer is cheaper than a bottle of water, this shouldn’t be too difficult)! When you’ve had your fill of urban exploration, try adding your own scribbles onto the Lennon Wall, discover new music at the countless underground bars, and check when museums offer free admission dates to save a few bucks.

Accommodation & Visas

Most students who choose to study abroad in Prague opt to live in independent housing via apartments or flats. Even if most of the fun is in the center of the city, Prague’s great (and highly affordable) public transportation system will always get you to class on time, so location shouldn’t be much of an issue. International students will also have the option of living in university dormitories, where they’ll be in close proximity to classes and live in conjunction with Czech students (plus, plus!). Both types of accommodations offer pros and cons, so make sure to check with your study abroad program provider or host university to get specifics and find out if your preferences can be accommodated.

Visas aren’t need to study abroad in the Czech Republic unless you’re planning on staying for longer than three months. Therefore, most study abroad programs in Prague ask international students to simply enter on a tourist visa, and then they help students navigate through the process if another visa is required. Long-term students will need to apply for a proper student visa at their local Czech Embassy to study in Prague legally, which will require proof of acceptance to a Czech university. Check out GoAbroad’s Czech Embassy Directory for the most up-to-date info on student visas in the Czech Republic.

Benefits & Challenges

One of the greatest characteristics of Prague is its social acceptance and liberal mentality. As a forerunner of many controversial issues (LGBT rights and social equality), Prague is a bubble of relief in the (rather conservative) Czech Republic. Due to its young population and high percentage of foreign students, mentalities are open and social activism is an ongoing movement. Many different ethnicities and languages mingle together, something that can’t be found even a ten-minute train ride away from the main railway station. Enjoy (and become a part of) this vibrant cultural shift to modern perspectives taking place against a backdrop of medieval architecture.

Rely on your Czech street smarts (you’ll develop them, fear not). With its increasing popularity in recent years, some people might complain that this “party city” is touristy and expensive. However, as long as you stay away from spending money in the main plaza, and instead follow the locals to their favorite hang out spots, you will see a more affordable (and authentic) side of the city. Most likely, this is also where you will find some great second-hand clothing stores, which might come in use when you discover just how freezing Prague can get after the summer months.

From castles to skyscrapers to nightclubs to breweries, Prague is an adventure around every corner. Since the peaceful 1989 Velvet Revolution, this modern hub of art and commerce has gained a reputation as the happening city in eastern Europe. The real question is: with all the social life, history, culture, elite academics, and good beer on offer, why haven’t you signed up for an amazing study abroad program in Prague yet?

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