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.

Fields of study:

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


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Prerequisite of one semester of college-level European studies recommended (i.e. history, sociology, economics, political science, or literature)

Language Prerequisite:


Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September - December, January - May


16-18 semester credits - Required Courses:
Czech Language - (4 credits)
Four Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) at the CIEE center, FAMU, or Charles University

Credit Conversion:

1 CIEE credit = 1 Whitman credit


Homestay with a Czech Family, room in a Charles University dormitory with CIEE and Czech students, or an apartment with CIEE students


Homestay – Breakfast and dinner are provided based on individual family schedules.
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
Apartments – Students cook for themselves in apartment kitchen


Internships are available in public and private sector organizations such as NGOs, schools, and English language training programs.


See Link to Financial Aid


Rolling Admission

Program Link:

CIEE: Prague Central European Studies