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Summer: CIEE: Central European Studies (Czech Republic)

Prague, Czech Republic

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer I 2020
May 18, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer I & II 2020
May 18, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer I, II, & III 2020
May 18, 2020
Aug 09, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer II 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer II & III 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Aug 09, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Summer III 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Aug 09, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Rising Sophomore
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

4-12

Program Advisor

The Program

Staggering architecture, rich cultural history, a turbulent past and an exciting future. Prague is as fascinating a city as it is beautiful.

In addition to a survival Czech language course, you can choose from a variety of classes on Czech culture and society including history, communications, cinema, and art. You also have the option of taking courses in acting and performance at the prestigious Theater School at the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU). Each session includes one weekend excursion within the Czech Republic, which provides an opportunity to visit exceptionally interesting and educationally valuable sites. Moreover, class excursions linked to academic themes are organized. CIEE arranges for local Charles University students to live with CIEE study abroad students in apartments. These flat buddies share day-to-day issues, help you better understand local cultural norms and standards, and assist you with immersion into the Czech culture and Charles University student life.

CIEE Central European Studies

Program Locations

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City of Prague

Czech Republic

Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the country’s largest city.  Prague has a population of 1.2 million residents. It is nicknamed the City of One Hundred Spires because of the ample number of towers that define the city’s skyline.  Here you will find some of the most beautiful examples of medieval, gothic, renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, nouveau, and cubist architecture. Not to mention Prague offers a wide range of riverside parks, museums, clubs and bars. Some of the must-sees in Prague include the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge.  Once you are in Prague, it will not take you too long to understand why it is considered one of the best cities in Europe.

Academics

You will be able to choose one three-credit course per session. Classes are taught by faculty from reputable institutions of higher education or research, including faculty from Charles University, Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Academy of Performing Arts.  Included in the cost is a mandatory one-credit “survival” Czech language course per session. 

To view the current courses available through the CIEE: Prague Central European Studies program, visit the CIEE website.

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Excursions

With CIEE and your peers you will visit sites of historical and cultural importance in Prague such as Prague Castle, Old Town, the historical halls of Charles University, theater, and opera. In addition, academically coordinated field trips to locations in Bohemia and Moravia are arranged, allowing you to gain a wider perspective of the region and a greater understanding of studied academic topics and Czech culture. CIEE also arranges optional guided field trips to Berlin, Krakow, and Vienna with CIEE professors at an additional cost.

 

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the academic dates have been confirmed.


 

Summer I

Mid-May

Mid-June

Summer II

Mid-June

Mid-July

Summer III

Mid-July

Mid-August

Summer I & II

Mid-May

Mid-July

Summer II & III

Mid-June

Mid-August

Summer I, II & III

Mid-May

Mid-August

Housing and Meals

Each CIEE apartment houses three CIEE students as well as one Charles University student (CIEE Flat Buddy). Apartments consist of two bedrooms with shared areas including a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom. Please note that meals and Internet fees are not included with this option. CIEE apartments are located in various neighborhoods and require a maximum 35 minute commute to CIEE.

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Internet connections are available for free in the dormitory. You'll have access to wireless Internet and a computer lab at the CIEE Study Center. In addition, Prague offers a good network of Internet cafés for a small fee.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $4,705 $5,085
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $500
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $120
Personal Expenses $400
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $2,570.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.
 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $8,360 $9,130
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $950
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $240
Personal Expenses $800
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $3,590.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $12,020 $13,170
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $1,500
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $1,200
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $4,550.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $4,705 $5,085
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $500
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $120
Personal Expenses $400
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $2,570.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $8,360 $9,130
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $950
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $240
Personal Expenses $800
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $3,590.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $4,705 $5,085
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $500
Books and Classroom Materials $50
Local Transportation $120
Personal Expenses $400
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $2,570.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


 

Scholarships

Available to all study abroad students (for students participating in both sessions) who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information please visit the Gilman website.

 

Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs.  For more information please visit the CIEE website.

Available to Rutgers students participating on eligible CIEE study abroad programs.  Applications will be released to students upon acceptance.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Student Spotlight

Summer 2019

"For my summer study abroad trip, I decided to go to Prague, Czech Republic. My desire to study abroad stemmed primarily from my passion for traveling. I have always enjoyed immersing myself in a new culture and learning more about how people around the world live. Because of this, I was immediately drawn to studying abroad. Prague seemed to check off all that I was looking for in the city that I wanted to live in for a month and I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to go through with it and study abroad!"