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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): Czech, English Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Area Studies
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Off-Campus, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
Fields of Study: American Studies, Art/Art History, Economics, English, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Psychology, Sociology OGE Advisor: Susan Hochreiter
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Intern: Credit, Service: Non-Credit
Program Description:

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Central European Studies (CIEE)

Prague, Czech Republic



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • The completion of at least one course with a European focus, as well as a demonstrated interest in Central or Eastern Europe
In addition to your myGUABROAD application materials, you must complete the CIEE application by the OGE deadline.

*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

CIEE's Central European Studies Program in Prague is located at Charles University in Prague. The university was founded in 1348 by King Charles IV, the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. It is the oldest university in Central Europe north of the Alps. The majority of classes are held at the CIEE Center located in an area of Prague called Vysehrad. As the premier institution in the Czech Republic, the university enrolls over 30,000 students in 13 faculties.

The program includes visits to sites of historical and cultural importance in Prague, as well as to Southern Bohemia and Moravia. There are many opportunities to meet Czech students on the program: You can share an apartment with a Czech student, participate in language exchanges, or join the the "Meet Czech Families" program. You can also pursue volunteer opportunities and internships.


The Central European Studies Program in Prague is located in the heart of Central Europe. The Czech Republic has two distinct regions: Bohemia in the west with Prague as its major city, and Moravia in the east with the city of Brno. Because it emerged virtually unscathed from World War II, Prague retains a special old world beauty and charm, largely attributable to a wide array of stunning historical architecture. Prague offers many opportunities for drama, opera, and musical performances which are offered in concert halls and theaters throughout the city. The Prague Spring Classical Music Festival takes place each May, and several film festivals are held each year, including the well known Karlový Vary Film Festival in October.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to mid-May
  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: late January to mid-May

Fields of Study

Fields of study include: Czech language, American Studies, Art/Art History, English, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Psychology

This program is not appropriate for students looking for coursework in business.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 5 courses (one Czech language and 4 area studies courses)/15 credit hours

During the first two weeks of the program, you will participate in the orientation and intensive Czech language program in Prague. You will continue your study of the Czech language during the remainder of the semester in addition to four area studies courses. Area studies courses are country or region specific and are taught in English by regular university faculty.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

You have several housing options:
  • Charles University dormitory: Double rooms in a student dormitory housing CIEE and local students. Breakfast is provided. The dormitory is a 10 minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.
  • CIEE-Administered Apartments: shared apartments with a Charles University student. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared with apartment mates. Meals are not included with this option. These apartments are located in various neighborhoods that are up to a 35 minute commute to the CIEE Study Center.
  • CIEE-Administered Residence Hall: Two CIEE-administered Residences that house only CIEE students. There are two options in the residence: one-bedroom apartments for two CIEE students and two/three-bedroom apartments that house three to five CIEE students as well as Charles University student (Flat buddy arranged by CIEE). The commute for residence hall students to the CIEE Study Center is up to 35 minutes.
  • Homestays: Dinner and breakfast with the family are included, as is a single room. Homestays are typically located in residential areas which can be up to a 45-minute commute to the CIEE Study Center.

Program Budget

Central European Studies in Prague, Czech Republic (CIEE) Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/13/2019 09/26/2019 TBA TBA