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Prague: Central European Studies

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


This program is designed for students interested in exploring a wide variety of subjects on Czech culture and society including history, media, art, religion, literature, and politics. Participants take a required Czech language class, CIEE courses, and have the option of directly enrolling in classes at Charles University or FAMU, Central Europe's preeminate film school.  For-credit internships are also available with local NGOs.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Courses worth less than 2 semester credits are not eligible to transfer back to Northwestern; read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad. Read Internships and Service Learning for specific information about earning credit for internships.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Czech


Homestay, Charles University dormitory, or a CIEE-Administered apartment. Meal plans vary by housing selection.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $25,632

Billed by Northwestern: $19,810

  • Tuition: $14,122
  • Housing/services: $3,015
  • CIEE insurance: $113
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $5,822

  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • HTH: $152

Financial Aid & Scholarships


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