ISA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

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Known as a "symphony in stone," Prague's many curiosities date back over 1,000 years making it one of the most intriguing cities in Europe. This city is a living museum and possesses architectural preservation like no other place in the world. Pra... read more

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I love the Czech Republic. I will return someday but would never recommend using ISA. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
Past Review Adventure
i learned how to be an adult - Berea College View Entire Review
Studying abroad may be the best thing that I have done and will do in my time in school. It was an extremely fun experience, but it also taught me a lot about myself. I never was able to get a good grasp on the language, but it didn't matter, I was able to navigate the city with ease and I learned that I am capable of way more t... - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic
I gained patience and learned to be more understand of different cultures and people. Very worthwhile. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
It was truly a life-changing experience. I am now more globally aware; I experienced many different cultures throughout Europe firsthand, I know and care about world politics/news, and met interesting friends and potential business contacts from around the world. The two most important things I gained from studying abroad was c... - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Time Of My Life!
Absolutely worthwhile. I gained confidence, travel experience, and new life long goals. - Austin College View Entire Review
Czech language; the ability to live by myself; mitigate conflict with friends - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Due to the administration and leaders in the host country, I feel I would have had a better time in a different organization or in another location. I have studied abroad before and spent a lot of time abroad, so I feel my experience was purely due to the program in the CR. - St. Edward's University View Entire Review
Past Review Golden Prague
Yes, despite the lack of preparation leading up to the trip through the American offices, the PRAGUE ISA OFFICE made the whole trip worthwhile. Personally, I am really frustrated that ISA Austin, Texas and the Study Abroad Office at ISU continue to make us respond to this trip, and I am ESPECIALLY disappointed that this survey n... - Illinois State University View Entire Review
The academics were challenging, yet they left time to fully see and experience the Czech culture. - University of Washington View Entire Review
I loved Prague and the Czech Republic. It was the people who joined my program with negative views of those who aren't exactly like Americans that made my program less than perfect. Still I managed to fall in love with Prague and hope to go back someday soon with people who appreciate the new and different. I feel the city an... - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
Absolutely it was worthwhile. It reignited my passion for traveling and exploring other cultures and cities. My future plans have changed. I am now researching living and working abroad. - Chatham College View Entire Review
It was amazing. I learned a ton about the Czech culture and would love to go back to work there someday - University of Denver View Entire Review
Past Review Wanderlust
I learned a lot about different cultures and ways of living that i think will help me view the world in a different and more meaningful way - Berea College View Entire Review
learned so much about other cultures and the way of lives of so many other people - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I made lots a Czech friends. I also learned about the Czech culture and what it is like living in a foreign country. - Westminster College, UT View Entire Review
Past Review Life Shaping
I learned a lot about my own capabilities and resourcefulness. I also learned how to be more assertive. Furthermore, I developed formidable traveling and travel-planning skills, figuring out transportation and lodging on a budget, as well as thinking quickly and adapting when all of my careful plans went out the window. Commun... - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic
I learned more about international business studying it with foreign professors in the global arena than I ever could at my home university. I made friendships with both American and international students that will last a lifetime. I had the time of my life. My friends and I went out every single night for 28 days in a row, and... - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
being on my own, and knowing I can meet so many people! - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
I learned to be more open to stepping out of my comfort zone. Who knows when you will have the chance to do that thing again. - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Prague - Liberal Arts
It was absolutely worthwhile. Being an Anthropology major, my whole degree is about different cultures and this experience helped broadening my world view. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
See things in a different and more global view. - Illinois State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Prague - History, Culture & Politics
Past Review Life Changing
Absolutely - San Francisco Art Institute View Entire Review
I loved living on own in a foreign country and gaining some independence. It was an irreplaceable experience - Whittier College View Entire Review
Changed who I am forever. - California Lutheran University View Entire Review

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Known as a "symphony in stone," Prague's many curiosities date back over 1,000 years making it one of the most intriguing cities in Europe. This city is a living museum and possesses architectural preservation like no other place in the world. Prague has risen to make an extraordinary name for itself upon the fall of the Iron Curtain and welcomes you to discover its captivating, everyday wonders.

Prague rests along the banks of the Vltava River, and has been the political, cultural, and economic hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. With over 1.2 million local inhabitants in the city proper and a constant flow of international travelers exploring the city, Prague is a bustling capital of global importance.

Since 1992, Prague has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason: The city is an unaltered, hands-on museum, full of famous theatres and opera houses, open parks with political protest history, and centuries-old buildings converted into late-night discothèques. The galling years of communist rule linger in the minds of Czechs, and striking up conversation on the subject brings out a history and culture lesson that could only be learned from the source itself.

While you study abroad in Prague you can learn Czech and take a wide variety of classes in English at one of two excellent colleges in Prague: Charles University or the University of Economics. During your free time, explore any number of the beautiful, interesting or delicious sites around the city.

Prague boasts a burgeoning scene of rock and roll and live jazz as well as classical concerts for you to enjoy. Gaze in awe as you take in a showing of Mozart's Don Giovanni, watched in the original theatre where the opera premiered some 200 years ago. Take tours of the Prague Castle, Franz Kafka's house or any one of the many museums that dot the city. Chow down on delicious Czech goulash, spicy sausage from the street vendor, or treat yourself to a traditional Czech dinner of fried cheese and cherry sauce dumplings. Relax with classmates in beautiful gardens or take a day trip to countryside wineries or castles. Whether you?re a history buff, architect geek or eclectic music hound, there's a piece of Prague waiting for you.

Programs in Prague include:

  • Academic Year:
                  - History, Culture & Politics
                  - International Business & Economics

  • Semester / Trimester:

                   - History, Culture & Politics
                   - International Business & Economics

  • Summer: History & Culture

  • Gap:
                   - History, Culture & Politics
                   - History & Culture

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Czech Language, Literature
  • Economics
  • European Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Political Science and Government
  • Religion / Religious Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2008
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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