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 could not have imagined a better city/country to have studied abroad in. I could fill a book with why I loved Prague, but I'll limit my pros to four: location, downtown's walkability, the city's beauty, and the low cost of living. Prague is an incredible European city. The program is extremely well-run and the city has something to offer everyone whether you're a big club-goer, hiker, walker, explorer, or art enthusiast.” - Alex B. '18

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