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If you attend the school where Einstein taught, will some of his genius rub off on you? That’s just one question we answer on our Central European Studies program in Prague. If physics isn’t your passion, maybe living in the same town where Mozart... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
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I learned how to handle uncomfortable situations. For example, while I was traveling, I got lost in Vienna for two hours. I did not have cellular data (which unfortunately we rely so much on in this generation), so there were moments like that where I was forced to figure it out and navigate, and ask people for help when I was c... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Study abroad is really about learning to be okay with doing things on your own and also appreciating the friends you make along the way. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 11, 2017 Something Else
I learned so much, but I think the most important thing was that I learned what I'm capable of when I quit my comfort zone, and that felt priceless. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained better cultural understanding, having to go through some cultural barriers. I learned how to be more independent, whether in Prague or as I travelled around Europe. I could not imagine a better study abroad experience, and hope to get back to Prague ASAP - Brandeis University View Entire Review
March 13, 2016 Great!
It was worthwhile. I learned a lot. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about new cultures. I fell in love with the city and I can't wait until I can return. - Drake University View Entire Review
February 06, 2015 A Lot Of Fun
Absolutely, I learned how to be more independent - Barnard College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge about other cultures and other perspectives, and thus I learned a lot about my own culture and perspective of life. I learned not to stress the small things and I learned to appreciate the small things. I gained self-confidence and reassurance in my chosen career path. Studying abroad made me a better... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
March 12, 2014 Amazing
Yes it was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Prague is a fantastic city, inexpensive and full of interesting places and people. I found that Prague was one of the places you had to work to feel comfortable. I really tried to find the places I liked best and it required some searching. It was very worthwhile. - Barnard College View Entire Review
The pure exposure to different European cultures was incredible. Prague's central location made it very easy to travel everywhere. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It's incredible how ethnocentric you really are; you don't even realize it until you go somewhere else. I've learned a lot about Czech culture, and in doing so, I've learned a lot about my own culture. Going abroad has also been a personal growing experience. It sounds cheesy, but it really makes you learn about yourself as a pe... - Fordham University View Entire Review
Incredibly worthwhile!!! I became so much more independent after studying abroad, and met so many interesting people. At first I was quite shy, but it got better after meeting some people! The classes were the least part of my experience, peehaps unsurprisingly. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 05, 2017 Prague Is Lovely!
I learned so much from my experience abroad and made amazing friends. I wish that I could have made more local friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how much we are shaped by our culture's history, how resilient people are, how to be a competent traveler, etc. It was absolutely worthwhile and transformative. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a very basic knowledge of Czech, a better knowledge of beer and that is about it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 20, 2016 Prague Is A Great City!
It was definitely worthwhile and I learned a lot about myself and the world. I learned a lot of history from a different perspective, which I really appreciate. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 27, 2016 Prague <3 !!!
Definitely worthwhile, gained some life long friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned what it's like to be surrounded by another culture. I wasn't able to read many things (especially in the beginning) and had to navigate and figure things out with limited use of my phone. It was definitely worth while. I learned about lot about myself and how to adapt to a new culture and live on my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies
I learned to be open minded, how to be independent and how to deal with people of different backgrounds than myself. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Fairfield University View Entire Review
Expanded my general understanding of what life is like for other humans. European history is too often told through an American point of view, or a British point of view. It was refreshing to see a different side of the story. I feel like my image of Central Europe was a shallow stereotype and now it is not-so-shallow - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Prague - Central European Studies
January 20, 2014 The Best Semester
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned some much about the region because there is such a rich history there. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Fun
Gained a better world perspective, absolutely - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Too much to say in words. I think everyone should take advantage of any opportunity they might have to go abroad. Interacting with so many different people from a variety of different backgrounds....jumping from city to city every other weekend...study Czech as a brand new language...meeting lifetime friends from all over the ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
That I can do anything! I have the ability to explore Europe on my own and doing so is absolutely worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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If you attend the school where Einstein taught, will some of his genius rub off on you? That’s just one question we answer on our Central European Studies program in Prague. If physics isn’t your passion, maybe living in the same town where Mozart, Milan Kundera, and Rainer Maria Rilke plied their crafts will inspire you. CIEE places you into Prague’s intellectual and performing arts communities so you get a taste of the city’s fascinating past, present, and future.

Study abroad in Prague and you will:
- Take courses at The Prague Film and Television School at the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) – one of the most prominent and renowned film schools in Europe – and Charles University, where Einstein taught
- Explore Prague as well as nearby cities, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, or Berlin – each just a train or bus ride away
- Choose from three unique housing options: a CIEE-administered apartment, Charles University dormitory, or homestay
- Discover Czech culture and become good friends with your Czech Buddy, a local student at Charles University
- Give back to the local community by volunteering or interning in a Czech organization

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Czech
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Czech Language, Literature
  • Western European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Architect
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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