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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 and CIEE courses with other study abroad students, and have the option of directly enrolling in classes at Charles University or FAMU, Central Europe's preeminate film school, with international students (however, see important note below about courses not being transferable if worth less than 2 semester credits).  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; refer to the Choosing Courses page for more information.

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


Czech homestay, a Charles University dormitory, CIEE-administered residence or CIEE-administered apartments. Meal plans vary by housing selection.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $26,600

Billed by Northwestern: $20,770

  • Tuition: $14,807
  • Housing/services: $3,225
  • CIEE insurance: $118
  • Study Abroad Fee: $2,620

Estimated additional costs: $5,830

  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • HTH: $160

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