Academic Focus: Courses in Czech language, Jewish studies (several courses), Czech History, Czech Literature, Czech Music, Czech Art and Architecture, Czech Politics*. *Service Internship available. 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: late August to mid December
Spring: late January to 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 Jewish Studies, in the context of East Central European history and culture and are taught in English, some specifically for CET students, some taken at Charles University. Scheduled travel takes students to Poland, Budapest, Terezin (Theresienstadt) 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 Czech Jewish culture. They will meet privately with the leaders of today's reemerging Jewish community, participate in activities with Czech and Polish students, visit the oldest synagogue in Europe, and get to know today's Czech Jews through community service projects. They see a side of Prague that most Americans never see.
The CET program provides Jewish and non-Jewish students the experience of living in a place with rich Jewish history and culture, and a vibrant growing current Jewish community. It offers the unique combination of experiencing Prague as an example of a modern Eastern European city with deep encounters with the Jewish history, the Holocaust and its survivors.
Courses: Students normally enroll in 5 courses per term. All students are required to take a Czech language course, and several levels are available. 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. Kosher food is available.
: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet. (Spring
: 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