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Prague: Film Studies

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


This program gives serious film students pursuing either the Production Track or the Screenwriting Track an exceptional international opportunity to study with both U.S. and international film students at The Prague Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU), one of the preeminent film schools in Central Europe. In addition to taking CIEE and FAMU courses, students work directly with film professionals to produce a short 16mm film or develop a feature-length screenplay.  Participants also have the opportunity to visit local film studios and attend guest lectures by European directors, producers, cinematographers, and screenwriters.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


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


CIEE-administered apartment.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $27,020

Billed by Northwestern: $21,050

  • Tuition: $15,448
  • Housing: $3,000
  • CIEE insurance: $102
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $5,970

  • Participation confirmation: $300
  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Visa: $125
  • HTH: $145


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