Program Details

AFS offers year and semester programs to destinations throughout the Czech Republic. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

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Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
AFS (formerly the American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We've been exchanging students throughout the world for 60 years. That is six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

AFS Mission: AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

AFS offers year and semester programs to destinations throughout the Czech Republic. AFS is currently offering hundreds of scholarships for students flexible with their country choice and ready for an adventure.

The people of the Czech Republic are among some of the most open-minded in central Europe. Their capital city, Prague, is world-renowned for its support of contemporary artists and the bohemian lifestyle... Every school is different when it comes to extra curricular activities. The most common extra curricular actives offered are drama, sports, and computer club. Although not all schools may offer these activities there may also be the addition of other activities. The grading system is slightly different compared to the one her in a typical high school in the U.S. look below to see how the students of the check republic are graded. Outstanding: 1 Good: 2 Average: 3 Poor: 4 Failing: 5

Colleges recommend high school study abroad experiences - as these programs provide the opportunity to develop confidence and self-reliance before pursuing higher education. In addition, after exploring the world you may have a clearer vision of what you'd like to study in college. As a result, you may spend less time switching majors, which means you'll save time and money. An exchange program also boosts college applications and gives you an immediate advantage when applying for scholarships.

Plus, the language skills you develop on an AFS program might exempt you from required language courses, thus enabling you to finish college sooner. Some students have received as much as 18 hours language credit-almost enough to provide a minor in language and a huge financial savings when you figure the cost of credits.
Setting Description:
When you arrive, AFS Czech Republic provides a two-day orientation on Czech culture, family, school, and friends. Then you'll get to meet your host family. It's important to note that for some families-especially in villages or small towns-it's common for members of the extended family to live at home, such as grandparents. This can give you the opportunity to interact with more people, as well as the chance to discover local tastes with grandma's cooking. You'll find plenty of things to do, like hiking, skiing, bicycling, visiting historic sites, attending the theater, and participating in cultural events. After your first four weeks, there will be another orientation where you'll share your experience so far a four-day orientation on the culture shock and getting more detail about your experience so far-and learn how to barbecue Czech style!

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