Students may enroll in up to four courses. All courses are worth three U.S. credits and meet three times per week. Courses are offered in the following fields: history, politics, language, art and culture, film, and literature. C
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Arts, Education, Social Services
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
The East and Central European Studies Summer Program at Charles University in Prague is ideal for those who would like to earn up to 12 U.S. credits in a short period (four weeks) of time. Located in the historic city of Prague, the program is designed for students who would like to spend their summer abroad experiencing a new culture and taking liberal arts courses in a range of academic fields. In addition to their studies, students will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led excursions, cultural events, and activities.
Students may enroll in up to four courses. All courses are worth three U.S. credits and meet three times per week. Courses are offered in the following fields: history, politics, language, art and culture, film, and literature. Courses are taught in English.
- Survival Czech
- ART 301 Czech and European Art and Architecture
- CZE 102 Czech Language for Every Day Use - Level I
- FILM 360 Hollywood and Europe
- HIST 305 Modern Central European and German History
- LIT 314 Reading Prague: Literature, Architecture, and Cultural History
- POL 316 Modern Czech Politics across Various Political Regimes: Never-ending Transformation
- Make a difference while studying abroad! Students will have the opportunity to volunteer during their stay in Prague. ECES offers both one-day activities and semester-long opportunities.
- One-day volunteer opportunities are ideal for students who would like to volunteer, but cannot commit to a semester-long activity. Some of these excursions include, planting trees for a local environmental NGO or taking part in a community cleanup for a socially excluded group of people, such as the Roma.
- Semester-long volunteer options include: editing personal memoirs about life during Nazism and Communism for the Czech Radio’s human rights project; assisting Charles University professors on various activities such as editing, research, and writing in English; and serving as native speakers for conversational English classes at one of the top high schools in Prague.
- Setting Description:
- 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
- Since the duration of the summer term is less than 90 days, the majority of students (e.g. U.S. and Canadian passport holders) do not need to apply for a Czech short-term visa.
- For all other countries, please go to: Czech Embassies & Consulates Around the World.
- 2000 EUR
Included in the Program Fee:
- Tuition (up to 4 courses or 12 credits)
- Survival Czech eight-hour course with textbook
- Airport assistance and transport (to the Komenského dormitory only) on the official arrival day
- 30-day public transportation pass
- Welcome meeting and guided city tour
- Vltava river cruise
- Orientation excursion to UNESCO town, Kutna Hora ( i
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