Program Details

Create, analyze, and contextualize art in Prague. Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This program engages stude
Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

The interdisciplinary coursework for the Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change program focuses on the complex cultural history of the Czech lands and the lasting impact of communism on Czech society. Students participate in intensive language instruction and field-based activities that offer unique insight into 20th-century Czech society and culture and the challenges facing the long-celebrated Czech tradition in the visual and performing arts, film, and photography. During the final month of the semester, students leverage their field study experience and research skills to complete an Independent Study Project (ISP) that critically examines a topic related to the program theme. Students have the option to produce creative work for their independent study, such as painting, sculpture, photography, or writing a short story or theater script inspired by their experience and studies of Czech arts and society.

Create, analyze, and contextualize art in Prague. Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This program engages students of the humanities, studio arts, and social sciences with the history, and visual, performing, and literary arts of the Czech Republic. Students are immersed in the country’s contemporary arts scene while uncovering its rich artistic heritage. Learn from leading artists, writers, and academics in theaters and art centers Students engage with artists, civic leaders, and leading academics who share lessons learned from their experiences as visual artists, underground musicians, writers, and political dissidents confronting and contributing to the fall of a communist regime.

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.

Setting Description:
The program consists of three main components: •An eight-week homestay in Prague. During this period, students have lectures, participate in roundtable discussions with leading specialists in the arts and post-socialist society, visit NGOs and artist studios, and engage in the cultural life of Prague. This includes attending gallery openings and theater performances and joining Czech participants in visual arts, dance, and other arts classes. •Ten days of educational excursions in the Czech Republic, Poland, and central Slovakia. Beginning in the spring 2011 semester, the program will also include an excursion to another central European city such as Berlin, Germany or Vienna, Austria. •A final four-week period during which students focus on an Independent Study Project (ISP).

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Can't wait to go back
    5.0
    08/17/20

    Prague and the greater Czech Republic provided some of the best days of my life, new experiences, adjustments, lessons, friendships, and family. Our schedule was full to the gills, with too many amazing and optional performances, gallaries, exhibits,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • SIT Prague: Arts and Social Change
    5.0
    06/08/20

    I did this program in the fall of 2019. This is a study abroad program unlike any other, and attracts a small cohort (<30) of dedicated students who are invested in the subjects of art and social change, as well as their intersections. It is best for

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A wonderfully immersive abroad program!
    5.0
    02/10/19

    This program is uniquely immersive. The program staff, particularly the director Sarah Brock, have so many connections all over the country. It is an amazing opportunity to learn from and alongside leading artists, writers, and professors in the nation.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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