The Central European Studies program in Prague, Czech Republic is intended for students who have an interest in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, as well as in the political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems.

“I had an amazing experience in Prague and am extremely glad that I chose to study there. I made a ton of new friends that I will have for the rest of my life and was able to travel to 13 different countries because of how central Prague was. The fact that the Czech Republic was just liberated 25 years ago was cool because I was able to see the divide between the older generation and newer, and how that affected the culture.” - Connor W. '17

Student Blogs:

Mary Kuper | Spring 2017 and Anna Melville | Fall 2015

Fields of study:

Anthropology, Art History, Czech Language, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Film Studies, Rhetoric Studies


Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement).

Language Prerequisite:



15-18 semester credits - Required Courses:
Czech Language (4 credits)
Four Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) at the CIEE center, FAMU*, or Charles University

*Note: A maximum of 6 credits may be taken at FAMU and/or Charles University. Some FAMU courses are 1.5 credits.

Credit Conversion:

1 CIEE credit = 1 Whitman credit


Internships are available in local, mostly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which may be involved in education, film, organization of international political conferences, and local and global human rights issues.


Homestay with a Czech Family, room in a Charles University dormitory with CIEE and Czech students, or CIEE-administered apartments, or CIEE-administered residence hall


Homestay – Breakfast and dinner are provided based on individual family schedules.
Charles University Dormitory – Breakfast is included, students are responsible for their own lunch and dinner purchased at either local restaurants or have access to a modest kitchenette in the dormitory
CIEE Apartments and Residence Hall – Students cook for themselves in apartment kitchen

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September - December, late January - May


Rolling Admission


See Link to Financial Aid

Program Link:

CIEE: Prague Central European Studies