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Spring Study Abroad Program in Prague 

Studying abroad for a spring semester allows students to become immersed in the Czech culture, while earning university credit at Charles University. Charles University was founded in 1348 and is accredited by the Czech ministry of education. The program offers courses in six different academic fields: literature, art and culture, history, sociology and psychology, economics and politics, and languages.  Students may choose to spend one or two semesters in Prague.

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Students are encouraged to take four to six courses a semester plus the intensive Czech course for a maximum of 21 credits. 

Spring Course Fields: 

  • Literature 
  • Art and Culture 
  • History 
  • Sociology and Psychology
  •  Economics and Politics 
  • Czech Language for Everyday Use

To check the courses and descriptions please click on the link below: COURSE LIST & DESCRIPTIONS, SPRING 2018 

Intensive Czech Course:

Following the orientation meeting, all students are required to take a pre-semester Czech language and culture course. This three-credit course is meant to prepare students for their semester in Prague. The course is a combination of Czech language instruction, cultural activities, and short excursions throughout Prague. Students can choose between Introductory or Intensive Czech Language and Culture. Introductory Czech is for credit only, whereas Intensive Czech is for a grade and a prerequisite for the semester-long Czech course. Both courses are taught for five hours a day, in morning or afternoon sessions.

Course Schedule:

Courses are taught Monday through Thursday and meet either once (180 minutes) or twice (90 minutes each) a week. Courses are taught between the hours of 9:00am to 9:00pm.

Welcome Meeting: 

Students attend the official welcome meeting. They will meet the Charles University staff and learn about the administrative and academic policies. Students will also obtain their student ID cards and will have the option to take a guided city tour of Prague.  
Orientation Excursions: 
As part of their cultural experience, students are required to participate in two excursions outside of Prague. These excursions are led by experienced Charles University's staff and provide the students a unique experience in the beginning of the semester. 
Some excursions offered are listed below: 
  • Kutna Hora – UNESCO heritage town 
  • Lidice Memorial – Village destroyed by the Nazis 
  • Pilsen – Famous town liberated by U.S. troops 
  • Přibram and Vojna Memorial – Communist labor camp 
  • Mělnik – Palace tour 
  • Terezín – Former Nazi concentration camp
Activities throughout the Semester: 
Program offers numerous activities throughout the semester. These activities include: volunteering, film screenings, optional day and weekend trips, city tours, cultural events, and a jewelry making class. 

International Excursions: 

Vienna, Austria: Students will explore the beautiful historical center of the city including Stephansdom and the Hofburg. A tour inside the Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence tops off the excursion.

Berlin, Germany: Students will explore the modern center of Berlin as well as the Brandenburg gate, Jewish Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. A tour of the beautiful and historical city of Potsdam completes the excursion. 

Krakow, Poland: Students will explore the historical center of Krakow including the old town square and market and tour of the Wawel castle area. Just outside the city, students visit the world famous Salt mine Wieliczka and its beautiful salt carvings. Finally, students will journeyto the infamous former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.  


There is a $95 non-refundable application fee to apply for the program. 
Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least a university sophomore (2nd year student)   
  • G.P.A. (grade point average) must be at least a 3.0 (students with a 2.70 -2.99 may still apply, but must submit a grade explanation along with the application materials)   
  • Must be fluent in English (Non-native English speakers are required to submit a recent (not more than two years old) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum score of 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 79-80 IBT is required for admission. Other certifications may be accepted upon review 

Program Details:

  • Application Deadline: October 15th, 2018 (Contact us for late applications)
  • Students may enroll in up to six courses  earning up to 21 U.S. credits
  • Students may choose courses from other departments at the Faculty of Arts. These courses range from one to three U.S. credits
  • Courses are taught in English

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodation fee  
  • Airport assistance and transport on the official arrival day  
  • Accommodation in an apartment residence (double rooms)
  • 3 unique international weekend trips (Austria, Germany, Poland)
  • Tuition for up to six courses earning up to 21 U.S. credits
  • Ten-day intensive Czech Language and Culture immersion course and textbook
  • All students will receive a pre-departure guide and visa instructions
  • 24-hour telephone emergency assistance
  • University student ID card with access to university facilities and local discounts
  • Welcome and closing ceremony
  • University orientation
  • Field trips and museum visits included in the class syllabi
  • Two excursions during orientation week (includes transport, guide, and entrance fees)
  • Option to participate in weekend and day excursions (reduced cost)
  • Two walking tours around Prague
  • Access to computer labs
  • Access to the university library
  • One official transcript sent by priority mail
Calendar Spring 2019:
  • Course Registration Begins - December 2 
  • Official Arrival Day -Monday, January 28 
  • Orientation - Tuesday-Wednesday, January 29-30
  • Pre-Semester Czech Language - January 31-15 
  • Mandatory Day Trips - February 6 & 13 
  • Semester Begins -Monday, February 18 
  • Add/Drop Ends - Thursday, February 28th 
  • 2 day trip to Krakow, Poland - March
  • 2 day trip to Vienna, Austria - April
  • 2 day trip to Berlin, Germany - May
  • Semester Ends -Friday, May 17 
  • Official Departure Day -Saturday, May 18
Orientation Week:
Orientation is designed to equip students with the necessary tools for studying abroad. Each activity is carefully planned to ensure that students will have a comfortable and enriching stay abroad. Orientation is mandatory for all students.

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Apartment Residence Details

The building was totally reconstructed in 2016!

The residence has a capacity of housing approximately 50 students at a time. There are 5 floors with an elevator going to all levels. Every room is completely furnished with modern IKEA furniture and a refrigerator and kitchenette. There is bathroom in each apartment shared by two rooms.
There is a common lounge, big kitchen and laundry facility in the basement. You can meet other students in our common room which is equipped with a large TV, sitting area and also use the common kitchen with all necessary equipment. The backyard has an open sitting area for relaxing where smoking is permitted.

Amenities :
  • Internet- wifi & Ethernet  
  • LCD TV (common room)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Changing of bed linen- cleanup  
  • Central heating  
  • Security system (CCTV)  
  • Extra storage space  
  • Reception- help, information  
Services for an additional charge: 
  • Single room option  
  • Laundry facility- iron, ironing board, washing machines  
  • Printing facility- copy, scan, print 

Housing: High Quality and Modern Apartments in a Historical Residence in the Heart of Prague!

The program cost includes a double room in an apartment. A single room is available for an extra fee. 

The high quality and modern apartment residence opens its doors to students seeking comfort and convenience in the heart of the city! It is a home away from home experience for all students with amenities designed specifically to facilitate and support their educational endeavour.

Great Location:

Location, location, location! We are confident that we offer our students the most centrally located accommodation of the highest quality of any program in Prague! The central location of our facility is ideal and will prove very beneficial to all students. Students are within minutes of the IP Pavlova transportation hub. There is a subway stop and the biggest tram stop in Prague, where all the trams come together. There are restaurants, mini markets, bars and clubs and ATM's all around. There is a post office and pharmacy nearby.    
The student residence has a reception providing helpful assistance and a printing facility to copy, scan, and print. There is WiFi and cable ethernet throughout the building. There is also a laundry facility including an iron, ironing board and washing machines. There is a small fee for printing and for laundry detergent. There is extra storage space for luggage or bikes in the basement.
In our high quality apartments, students will have an unforgettable experience in a comfortable and friendly environment with everything you need in the center of Prague!

Double Room
Single Room

We look forward to seeing you in Prague!

Students on the trip


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