Spend a semester or academic year in the picturesque capital city of Prague, Czech Republic, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options at Charles University, the largest and most prestigious university in the Czech Republic. Currently hosting more than 20,000 undergraduate and 25,000 graduate students, Charles University boasts notable alumni such as renowned writer Franz Kafka.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 18 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Student residence hall
European-style cold breakfast included Monday through Friday
2-day excursion to Moravia and day trips to places like Plzeň, Kutná Hora, Terezín, Český Krumlov and Lidice
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Kraków and Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland (3 days)
Hiking in Northern Bohemia (2 days)
Meet Jasmine, a college student from the University of New Hampshire, who took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story recently to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during her fall semester! Watch as Jasmine highlights what a typical day in the life looks like there.
Live with other AIFS and international students conveniently located within easy reach of stores, restaurants and public transport.
European-style cold breakfast included Monday-Friday
Wi-Fi Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Prague.
All AIFS Prague students receive a Czech SIM card for use while in Europe and a travel pass for use on Prague’s excellent public transport system. Basic cell phones are provided if needed.
Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is known for its Old Town Square which is at the heart of its historic core. The city is lined with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and is home to the largest castle in the world.
Dating back to the ninth century, the Prague Castle spans an impressive 18 acres and is home to stunning cathedrals, chapels, royal palaces and gorgeous ornamental gardens.
Two famous attractions you’ll find in Prague include a graffiti wall devoted to John Lennon and the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Square.
Hello everybody, I am sending you my best wishes from Prague, my home for more than 20 years. I received my Masters degree from Palackého University in Olomouc, Czech Republic and before joining AIFS in 2014 I worked for the Open Media Institute in Prague, the partner organization of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, making local arrangements for BBC film crews and for journalists based in Prague.
My experience of living in different parts of the Czech Republic means I am a great resource for you when you are in Prague. You will find me in the AIFS office, right in the center of the city, a short walk from the university classroom buildings and the main attractions of this most beautiful city.
In addition to excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Czech life. Typical activities, tours and visits may include:
Some events may require a small supplementary fee.
The AIFS Office is right in the heart of the city in one of the oldest parts of Prague conveniently located within walking distance of the university. There is a student center, library, and a computer lab in the office, with PCs for college work or leisure. Free printing is also available, making it ideal for students to print their projects and essays on their way to class. Staff are always there to help with any issues that might arise.
AIFS can arrange volunteer activities across a variety of fields and within a range of organizations. Recent offerings have included:
Interested students should contact the Resident Director directly once they have been accepted into the program.
Tour a seasonal selection of the following: an inhabited cloister in Tišnov, Napoleon battle site in Austerlitz, wine country, central Mikulov town, Lednice park and castle, Historic Slavkov town, Brno, Gregor Mendel’s Garden and Museum, the Ossuary at St. James’ Church and the Moravian Karst cave complex. Dinner at Vinný sklep U Vrbů, a family-run winery in Hustopeče. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, and select entrance fees.
Sightseeing tours of Market Square, Wawel Castle, Podgorze District, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz. Guided visit to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, now a memorial and museum. Free time to explore Kraków. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast, lunch and entrance fees.
Hike, visit scenic viewpoints, reach the highest peak in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (Děčínský Sněžník), and see the iconic Pravčická Brána, the largest natural arch in Europe. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, breakfast, lunch, and entrance fees.
Spend a weekend exploring the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad). Fee includes accommodations and transportation, breakfast, access to an indoor pool, tours of the ancient spring and Becher museum, and more.
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Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more