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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 with other study abroad students and FAMU electives with international students (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; refer to the Choosing Courses page for more information.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

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

Languages: English, Czech

Language Requirements: 

Students must take a Czech language course on the program in order to fulfill Northwestern's study abroad language requirement.


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

Program Costs: 

Fall 2018: $27,494

Billed by Northwestern: $21,650

Estimated additional costs: $5,844

  • Meals: $1,850
  • Airfare: $1,200
  • Local transportation: $50
  • Books & supplies: $100
  • Personal expenses: $2,200
  • Czech visa & insurance: $270
  • GeoBlue: $174

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