- Prague, Czech Republic
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
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 enclosed in the beautiful scenery of the city, including its walls, castles, and frescoes. You will learn the basics of the Czech language in a two-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. There 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 professional experience. Yearlong students experience all four seasons that are typical for Central Europe- colorful walls with harvest festivals, quiet winters with traditional customs and winter sports, fresh springs with blossoming flowers filling Prague's parks, and warm summers with outdoor festivals. The Czech city of Plzen (Pilsen), 60 miles west of Prague, is preparing for the status of the European Capital of Culture in 2015
Stay for one semester or a full year and choose from a wide range of courses with a focus on Central Europe and the Czech Republic. 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.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Prague is situated in the middle of the Czech Republic, and in just a few hours you can be in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, or Poland. During a free weekend you can board an overnight train and wake up in Krakow or Berlin. The small but very modern Prague airport offers good opportunities to fly to most places in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. There are also several student travel agencies offering bargain flights to destinations that are popular to many students.
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- I found myself08/08/16
Studying abroad has been the best experience of my life so far. I met and learned so much from each person, each country, and each class that I took. I thank you, USAC for all that they did for me, from day one when I knew I wanted to study abroad up
until now eight months after I have returned from such an experience. The staff really care about their students and will take time answering questions, informing all audiences, assisting you with the application process for your programs scholarships, during your time abroad, and after your return. I loved Prague very much and I can totally agree, that it is, in fact, the heart of Europe.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend