Academic Focus: Courses in Czech language, Czech and Central European History, Literature, Music, Arts and Architecture and Politics. Internships (especially service internships) are available for credit. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.
Approximate Dates: Fall: Fall: late August until mid December
Spring: Spring: late January until late May
Eligibility Requirements: Prior to studying abroad Emory College Study Abroad strongly recommends taking at least one course related to Central European politics, culture and/or history. Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing.
Program Information: At the CET center, students attend classes which are taught mainly by faculty of Charles University. Coursework is focused on Central European history and culture and are taught in English, some specifically for CET students, some taken at Charles University. Scheduled travel takes students around to the former Czechoslovakia, to sites in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, Budapest, and Cesky Krumlov, a beautiful medieval castle. At least one excursion, lecture, museum visit or film screening is organized every week.
CET takes students beyond classroom learning to immerse them in Czech and Central European culture. They will meet privately with the important Czech thinkers, artists and leaders, participate in activities with Czech students, and get to know Czechs society by making a personal contribution through community service projects. They see a side of Prague that most Americans never see.
This one is designed for the academically serious student seeking a challenging and rewarding university experience abroad. The arts, architecture and literature, as well as its complex political and economic transitions will come alive through exciting courses and the programs exclusive extracurricular activities and excursions. While many courses have a Central European focus, special effort is made to provide students with a deep and personal understanding of Czech heritage and contemporary life.
Courses: Students normally enroll in 5 courses per term. All students are required to take a Czech language course (several levels are available) and a Political and Cultural History of Central Europe in the 20th Century course. Students will receive 4 credits for the language course and 3 credits for each additional course taken (for a total of Emory 16 credits).
Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this OISP Master Blanket Approval List
Living Arrangements: Students live in fully furnished apartment in or around the city center, which provides the invaluable opportunity to get to know Prague as a resident. Students cook for themselves in their kitchens or dine out in Prague's many restaurants.
: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet. Spring Fall
: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad, NSEP Boren Scholarship, CET Scholarship. For more information, please click here.
CET has a rolling admission policy, therefore submit your application as early as possible! Your CET application should be complete no later than the Emory College Study Abroad application deadline.
For more information on Emory University's Structured Independent Language Study Program (SILS) please click here: SILS