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Prague: Film Studies

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


This competitive 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 Czech language class, two CIEE courses and FAMU electives (see important note below about courses not being transferable if worth less than 2 semester credits), 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


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.

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 apartments (self-catered) with other Film Studies students as well as a Czech student.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $28,410

Billed by Northwestern: $22,570

  • Tuition: $16,607
  • Housing/services: $3,225
  • CIEE insurance: $118
  • SAAF: $2,620

Estimated additional costs: $5,840

  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • HTH: $170

Financial Aid & Scholarships


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