Academic Focus: This program is open to all majors. Film majors may be uniquely suited to apply for the film studies track which includes courses at FAMU: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts.
Approximate Dates: Fall: late August to mid December; Spring: late January to late May
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Due to rising popularity of the destination, both semesters are highly competitive. Prior to studying abroad, the Study Abroad Office strongly recommends taking at least one course related to Central European politics, culture and/or history.
Complete applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria: grade point average, strong academic evaluations, and a well-written personal statement specifically addressing the questions noted in our application instructions.
Program Information: At the CIEE center, students attend classes which are taught mainly by the faculty of Charles University. Coursework is offered in a variety of disciplines and taught in English. Additional aspects of the program are organized by CIEE using the resources of the University. The program includes cultural activities such as concerts and opera, local excursions to Prague Castle, Old Town Square, 3 one-day excursions, and field trips to Bohemia and Moravia.
Charles University was founded in 1348 and named after the Czech King Charles IV. The main University complex resides in a series of Gothic buildings throughout Prague. As the premier institution of higher education in the Czech Republic, Charles University enrolls 30,000 students and has a teaching faculty of about 3,000. The CIEE program utilizes a facility of Charles University located in the Hloubetin suburb of Prague where program classes and activities are held. This program provides a broad-based academic program combined with an in-country cultural experience, which allows students to gain a greater understanding of Eastern and Central Europe.
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 per semester). Independent research and unpaid internships are available on a limited basis.
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: a) Students live in host institution dormitories. All rooms are doubles and share bathroom and limited kitchen facilities with the adjoining room (two other students). Breakfast is provided in all residence options, and additional meals can be taken in central dining facilities and in restaurants. b) Students may stay in CIEE arranged apartments. c) Students can request home stays. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CIEE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENT REQUESTS BUT NOT ALWAYS CAN THE FIRST CHOICE BE GIVEN.
: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets (Spring
Financial Aid & Scholarships
: 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 (scholarships for under-represented students), Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please click here.
IMPORTANT: Your CIEE 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