AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
The Central European Studies program offers a series of specially designed courses in a wide range of academic disciplines taught in English by local faculty. The combination of Czech language and academic courses allows students to explore the dynamics of this Central European nation and its culture. Students enroll in courses at the CIEE Study Center and directly in classes at Charles University and/or the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Students contribute to the local community by volunteering or interning in a Czech organization.
Prague, City of a Hundred Spies, in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With a population of only 1.2 million, Prague has an unusually rich cultural life, festivals, operas, concerts, and cultural programs. Prague also offers a unique symbiosis of carefully preserved monuments of all periods and styles.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program.
Late August – Mid-December
Late January – Mid May
Late August – Mid May
AREAS OF STUDY
- Art History
- Communication Studies
- Political Science
- Psychological Science
- Religious Studies
to find the list of available courses.
Apartment (meals not included)
Homestay (two meals per day)
Residence hall (meals not included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
Students examine Prague close up during visits to sites of historical and cultural importance, such as Prague Castle or Old Town. Academically coordinated field trips to locations in Bohemia and Moravia will allow students to gain a wider perspective and understanding of the region.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Central European Studies Program in Prague, Czech Republic
If you attend the school where Einstein taught, will some of his genius rub off on you? That's just one question we answer on our Central European Studies program in Prague. If physics isn't your passion, maybe living in the same town where Mozart, Milan Kundera, and Rainer Maria Rilke plied their crafts will inspire you. CIEE places you into Prague's intellectual and performing arts communities so you get a taste of the city's fascinating past, present, and future.
In Prague you will:
- Take courses at Charles University, where Einstein taught or the Prague Film and Television School at the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) – one of the most prominent and renowned film schools in Europe.
- Explore Prague as well as nearby cities, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, or Berlin – each just a train or bus ride away
- Choose from four housing options: a CIEE-administered apartment, CIEE-administered residence, Charles University dormitory, or homestay
- Discover Czech culture and become good friends with your Czech Buddy, a local student at Charles University
- Give back to the local community by volunteering or interning in a Czech organization
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.