Program Information
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Fall 2023: Prague, Czech Republic
August 28, 2023 - December 22, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by L. Henker.
Interest Meetings:
02/23/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRegistration Link:
03/01/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMRegistration Link:
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description
Participants on the Prague program will experience the history and beauty of this dynamic capital city. Czech citizens will remind you that their country is part of Central (not Eastern) Europe, and one look at a map proves them correct. Prague is a city of stunning architectural, social and political contrasts. From 15th century government buildings to 1970's apartments to super-modern 21st century office complexes, Prague has much to interest the eye. Look a bit deeper to discover a culture and people who have adapted and thrived through centuries of political change. Take the time to ask people to share their stories, and you'll be amazed by what you'll learn.

The University of Delaware collaborates with CEA, which is the organization that coordinates all of the on-site program logistics. Based at Anglo-American University (AAU), the oldest private university in the Czech Republic, their campus is located in Thurn-Taxis Palace within Prague's baroque historical Mala Strana quarter. The newly renovated historical palace combines the beauty of typical Prague architecture with state-of-the art facilities and technology. All AAU buildings have WiFi, and students have access to a computer lab, student lounge, cafeteria, counseling center, career office and library. The university is surrounded by the city’s main historical attractions and is just a few minutes walk from Old Town Square over the famous medieval Charles Bridge.

Courses are taught in English by international faculty. Participants take classes with other international students as well as American students from other U.S. universities on the CEA program. AAU currently enrolls approximately 800 students. Note that the courses listed on this page may be offered, but are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Although students may be able to take courses in their major, flexibility is necessary, and they should select at least 8-10 potential courses in case first-choice options are not available.

Excursions differ each term, but semester students are typically offered three opportunities to explore outside of the city, plus multiple group outings within Prague. Past excursions have included an overnight trip to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov, a daytrip to Kutná Hora (a medieval town famous for its “bone church”), and a daytrip to Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic’s largest, most famous spa city. All excursions are included in the program fee.

Internships are available for an added cost of approximately $200. Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume--see samples downloadable at the bottom of this page). Students who opt for an internship enroll in one of four courses as their core course. See the course information below for details. Although specific placements are not guaranteed, students have interned in the fields of marketing, management, journalism, communication, international relations, and more. Please refer to the internship guide at the bottom of this page for more information.

Important: CEA requires that students have already completed 1 full year as a registered college/university student at the time of their application to the internship program. Additionally, 3-4 completed courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged when applying for internships.

Community outreach opportunities are also available, but vary widely by term. Prague staff will be available to help students find opportunities that match their interests once they arrive onsite. Past opportunities have included providing support to local schools in the areas of teaching, writing, and the English language and participating in the local media by acting as a correspondent or photographer.

Accommodations: Students reside in double/triple rooms in apartments, with full kitchens and internet access. Apartments have washing machines (but not dryers) and central heating (but not air conditioning).

Visa: Accepted students are responsible for applying for and obtaining a visa for the Czech Republic. Students will receive detailed instructions after acceptance but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa. CEA provides thorough support throughout the visa process.

The Program Fee includes airport pick-up upon arrival in Prague, housing, group excursions, social and volunteer opportunities, and international medical insurance. Participants should budget an extra $50 for visa photos and mailing expenses, $130 for books and supplies, $700-1300 for meals, $125 for a local transportation pass, and an additional $800-1200 for personal expenses (laundry, phone, etc.).

The Program Fee does not include airfare or airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Prague. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. You are responsible for arriving in Prague at the time indicated by the site director, in order to meet the program staff and take advantage of group transportation. Detailed instructions will be provided at your first orientation meeting.

For more information about the Prague semester program:
  • Attend an Interest Meeting
  • Read entries about Prague on our IGS blog
  • Scroll to the bottom of this page and take a look at the Interest Meeting PowerPoint presentation
  • Also at the bottom of this page, you'll find the Course Rubric, Dates and Deadlines calendar, Interview Questionnaire and general Visa Instructions
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Important information about courses:
  1. These courses have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.
  2. The courses are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Students should select at least 8-10 potential courses.
  3. Students take 4-5 courses (5 maximum), of which at least 1 must be a CORE COURSE (see notes in the course descriptions).
  4. Semester classes generally meet 3 hours per week for 15 weeks. Students spend an additional 6 hours per week on assignments and background reading for each course. Some courses include midterm exams, while most courses have final exams at the end of the term.
UNIV 373-024: Study Abroad - Prague (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Semester in Prague is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. While on the program, students must maintain full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits). To be considered for acceptance, applicants must complete these steps:
  • Minimum GPA: Participants should have a minimum GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Apply: Complete the on-line application by the deadline, and honestly disclose all discipline violations.
  • Recommendation: Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf, and make sure this is done by the deadline.
  • Interview: When CGPS contacts you to schedule the interview, respond in a timely manner, and arrive on time for your appointment.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$11,710.00$11,710.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$18,730.00$30,550.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Our partner organization, CEA, has several types of scholarships for which students can apply directly.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E. Delaware Ave, Newark, DE, 19716
File Downloads
Czech Republic and USA - Cultural Differences
Prague - things to do and see
internship guide
Sample internship resume
Prague Interest Meeting Slides

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.