Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

Academics - January Term 2020

Charles University

The Univerzita Karlova (Czech name of Charles University) is the oldest university in Central Europe, founded in 1348 by Charles IV. The author Franz Kafka enrolled at Charles University in 1901 for eight semesters of law school. Today over 50,000 students are enrolled at Charles University.

During the brief lifetime of democratic Czechoslovakia (1918-38), academic life was liberalized. After the period of Nazi occupation, during which all universities were closed, normal university life began again in 1945. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the idea of strict planning according to state ideology was abolished and academic freedom and a high degree of autonomy from the state became the goals of the new era. Charles University has hosted international students from its beginnings until today.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying at Charles University, taking one course from those listed.

Admissions Requirements Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted numbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Credit Hours are in parentheses. Credits are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. This course will meet for 45 hours of teaching and tutorials, Monday to Friday throughout the program.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Charles University, Prague. On completion of the program, an official copy of the transcript will be sent to your home institution.

see course descriptions