Study Abroad in Prague: Overview
Study in the capital of the Czech Republic, a city built of picturesque towns, each of which still retains its own unique character. Find yourself in a city rich in culture where aspiring young American writers and artists gather, jazz musicians improvise in the open air, locals sip coffee in art-nouveau cafés and clubs stay open until dawn.
Explore more of Europe during your stay on an included excursion to Kraków, Poland. Travel on the Optional AIFS Flight Package and begin your trip with a 4-day excursion to London, England and Munich, Germany en route to Prague.
Program at a glance
- Academic year, fall or spring semester, (summer session also available)
- Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
- Good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 preferred. Students in good standing with a GPA of 2.7 or above are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, London visit, excursions and cultural activities, airfare if selected, trip to Kraków, and more
- Courses taught in English in art history, economics, film studies, history, literature, music, political science, religion, sociology and theater, plus Czech language
- Transcripts issued by Charles University
- Czech language study during the semester is optional
- Orientation program, which includes two trips to famous Czech sites followed by two weeks of an Intensive Czech Language course for three semester credits
- Volunteer opportunities in the local community and at Lobkowicz Palace and Nelahozeves Castle
- The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
- Student visa must be obtained from a Czech embassy or consulate prior to departure from U.S.
Application and scholarship deadlines
- Fall semester is full; Spring semester is full.
- AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available. The scholarship application deadlines are April 15 (fall semester or academic year); September 15 (spring).