SIT Study Abroad: Czech Republic - Arts and Social Change

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Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change.This program will immerse you in the Czech Republic’s contemporary art sc... read more

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My study abroad experience was filled with cultural immersion and experiential learning. I learned how to live independently and interact effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds. - Villanova University View Entire Review
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Finding my way through a country where I didn't speak the language and where I had to rely on wifi to use the internet, I became very proficient at operating and adjusting while I had no idea what was going on. We never really know where life is going to take us, so I'd say ... - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I gained friendship and perspective and a strengthening of my values. I really never felt lonely in Prague. There were always support systems in place to make it an inclusive experience. - Grinnell College View Entire Review
My ISP was one of the first times I interacted with the concept of “arts based research.” As an art and anthropology double major, I was able to combine my two disciplines by conducting an ethnographic study used as source material for my visual art practice. When I returned to my school in the United States, I used this methodo... - Rice University View Entire Review
I had the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of a country and of a culture in a part of the world that I knew nothing about. I could have read about it in a book, and I did, but I also had the opportunity to go outside and experience what I was learning about and reading about in the the classroom. That is such a special ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I learned about my own adaptability and felt a sense of empowerment from the experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a different sense of independence. Because I wasn't surrounded by a bunch of Americans on the program, I learned to make my own friends, be more independent on a daily basis, and explore the culture in different ways. - Providence College View Entire Review
I am so much more mature, confident, and independent after spending four months in a foreign place. - Fordham University View Entire Review
While this program may not be the typical abroad experience, it is truly unique and so worthwhile! I learned so much from our lecturers about Czech culture and felt very immersed by the end of our semester. On our excursions, we visited places in Europe that I wouldn't have sought out on my own (Poland, Slovakia, Moravia). These... - Bates College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Czech Republic - Arts and Social Change
Worthwhile is an understatement. I had the most incredible time, from my first car ride staring out the window to our hotel. I learned so much about myself, and the others in my program that I'll know for the rest of my life. Prague is the best city if you want to experience a new world in the heart of Europe and without breakin... - Smith College View Entire Review
My place in world Jewery as an American Jew - the comparison between a history of relative privilege versus almost continual prosecution - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The SIT Czech Arts and Social Change Program truly stands out from every other study abroad program I had considered. The small cohort, supportive program staff, and local professors make the academic courses rigorous and culturally enriching. Each course offered an opportunity for both classroom and experiential learning, taki... - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Czech Republic - Arts & Social Change
I learned that I definitely wanted to be a part of an intensive program. I learned how to walk into myself. Created structure for independent study. It was certainly worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained so much that I can't really even put it into words, it was incredibly worthwhile. - Barnard College View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile! I don't have time to explain it all right now but just study abroad and you will not regret it. - Bethel University View Entire Review


Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change.

This program will immerse you in the Czech Republic’s contemporary art scene and give you the opportunity to explore the country’s rich artistic heritage. You will be challenged to consider the relationship between art, politics, and society in the country’s historic and contemporary contexts. You can choose either a field-based Independent Study Project utilizing traditional qualitative research methods or an arts-based research project that integrates these methods with creative writing or visual or performing arts practice.

Major topics of study include:

- How the roles of artists and civic leaders have transformed in a new democracy
- Critical challenges associated with liberal democracy and the legacy of communism
- Art in relation to open borders, consumerism, and the free market of post-communist Europe

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Czech
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architecture History, Architectural Criticism
  • European Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office ( or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.






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