Type of Program: Semester Programs
City: Prague
Cost: See Program Costs page

The Prague program is ideal for students interested in studying and living in an extraordinary medieval city. Prague is an open textbook of modern and traditional literature, art, architecture and culture surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the city, its walls, castles and frescoes. You will learn the basics of the Czech language in a one-week Czech Intensive course offered at the beginning of each semester. Each semester also includes at least two one-day field trips and an optional 1-credit Vienna and Budapest Field Study course. These are exceptional opportunities to discover the cultural and historical richness of Prague and Central Europe. You may also choose to complete an internship, which provides an unmatched opportunity to practice your language skills and gain international business experience.

You may choose from a wide range of courses with a focus on Central Europe and the Czech Republic. Classes and offices are located at the Charles University Foreign Language Center.  Charles University is one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in 1348.  You may take courses in politics, literature, history, business, psychology, sociology and the arts. However, the academic courses are only a part of the intended value of a semester abroad. Participation in formal and informal activities, such as field trips to local castles and historical sites, form an integral part of the program.

Students live in double occupancy rooms at apartments in the central areas of Prague.  Classes are held at the USAC Study Center, only 15 minutes away by public transportation.  The Prague program has a Resident Director who oversees the USAC office abroad and is responsible for the overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Jan Stodola, a Prague native, is the Resident Director for the Prague program. Jan will meet you at the airport and provide an on-site orientation as well as additional support and resources while you are on the program. Please inquire in Office of International Studies for detailed program description.

Academic Calendar
Spring: Mid January - Early May
Fall: Early September - Mid December


Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses. Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016


Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.

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