University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2017: Prague, Czech Republic

Program Dates August 28, 2017 - December 16, 2017
This program is closed.

Program Overview All applicants to the UD Prague Fall Semester program are required to:

1. Meet a minimum GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale).
2. Complete an on-line application by the deadline (and be honest on the form).
3. Ask a professor to submit a recommendation on your behalf.
4. Schedule an interview (IGS will contact you), and arrive on-time.
5. Download, complete and return the Prague Interview Questionnaire at least 24 hours before your interview (see Word doc found at the bottom of this webpage).

Failure to complete these steps may result in your disqualification from the program.

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.

All classes are taught in English by international faculty. Participants take classes with other international students as well as American students from other universities. AAU currently enrolls approximately 700 students.

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 a 4-day visit to Krakow/Auschwitz, a daytrip to Kutna Hora, and a daytrip to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ceský Krumlov. All excursions are included in the Program Fee.

Internships are available for an added cost of approximately $200 (charged through your UD student account). Additional materials are required for internship participants (cover letter and resume). Students who opt for an internship enroll in BUAD 364 as one of their courses. 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.

Community outreach opportunities are also available through the iShare Volunteer Program. Share your time, knowledge, and skills within the local Prague community. Provide support in an academic environment in the areas of teaching, writing, and English, or participate 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. The visa application fee is currently $0.00, but this may change. Students will receive detailed instructions by the IGS Prague Program Coordinator, but are ultimately responsible for obtaining their own visa.

The Program Fee includes airport pick-up upon arrival in Prague, housing, group excursions, social and volunteer opportunities, a public transportation pass for the duration of your program and international medical insurance. Your Program Fee also includes a local cell phone that receives calls for free - you just pay for the calls that you make. Students should budget an extra $135 for their visa, $130 for books and supplies, $700-1300 for meals, 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:

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know 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. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. 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. All courses are taught in English. Students take 4-5 courses, of which at least 1 must be a CORE COURSE (see notes in the course descriptions). 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.

The following courses have been pre-approved for UD students and are usually offered in Prague during Fall Semester. The course list for 2017 will be announced in May 2017 - but note that course offerings are subject to change as the host institution's scheduling may also change. If you are a graduating senior, and need a specific course below for graduation, please email Diane Henker for guidance.
ACCT 352: Law and Social Issues in Business (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LBS 210 Introduction to Business Law
ART 180: Photographic Approaches (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 252 Digital Photography
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 289: Documentary Photography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 251 Documentary Photography
ART 334: Figure Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 385 Studio Practice: Materials, Techniques and Methods of Painting
ARTH 167: History of Art I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 101 History of Art I
ARTH 239-076: Art and Architecture of Europe: Prague Art and Architecture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 131 Prague Art and Architecture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
BUAD 301: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 248 Introduction to Marketing
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 306: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 415 Operations Management
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 349 International Internship
BUAD 367: Doing Business in China - approved starting Fall 2018 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 369 Doing Business in China
BUAD 421: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 357 Human Resources Management
BUAD 424: Ethics in the Workplace (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 255 Business Ethics
BUAD 473: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 328 Consumer Behavior / MKT 329 Buyer Behavior
COMM 263: Communicative Behavior and Culture - MAY NOT BE OFFERED FALL 2017 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 201 Intercultural Communication
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
  • Other: CORE COURSE
COMM 267: Language and Power (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 380
COMM 267: Visual Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 260 Visual Culture
COMM 350: Public Speaking (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 110 Public Speaking
ECON 101-070: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 120 Intro to Microeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 103: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 110 Intro to Macroeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 167: Special Topic: Introduction to Economic Thought (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 105 Introduction to Economic Thought
ENGL 306: Topics in Writing: Creative Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 351 Creative Writing
ENGL 307: News Writing and Editing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 200 Reporting I
ENGL 356: Studies in Modern - Contemporary Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LIT 282 Theater & Politics
HIST 101: Europe and the World I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 121 European History I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 102: Western Civilization Since 1648 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 122 European History II
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 103: World History I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 103 World History I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
HIST 327: Topics in Jewish History: Jewish Experience in Central Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 236 Jewish Experience in Central Europe
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 339: Topics in European History: History of the Cold War (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 100 History of the Cold War
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
JOUR 301: Journalism in a Free Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 220 Media in a Democracy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
JOUR 311: Multimedia Journalism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 276 Digital Tools for New Media
LLCU 167: Elementary Czech (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 101 Elementary Czech
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
LLCU 167: Elementary Czech Language & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 100 Elementary Czech Language & Culture
PHIL 102-070: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHI 125 Intro to Philosophy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
PHIL 204: World Religions (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: REL 140 Comparative Religions
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
POSC 240-071: Introduction to Global Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 200 Introduction to International Relations
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
POSC 267: Introduction to Politics II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 102 Introduction to Politics II
POSC 270: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 101 Introduction to Politics I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
POSC 285: Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 201 Political Philosophy I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 316: International Political Economy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 230 Political Economy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 339: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 221 Contemporary Europe: History of European Integration
POSC 438: Topics in Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHI 180: Freedom
PSYC 303: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 250 Intro to Social Psychology
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
PSYC 367: Psychoanalysis of Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 366
PSYC 367: Psychology of Art and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 280
SOCI 201: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 267: Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 276 Subcultures: Lifestyles, Literature and Music
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
UNIV 373-024: Study Abroad - Prague (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Final Program Fee$8,500.00$8,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $14,435.00$24,430.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00

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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.


Contact Information:
Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
302-831-6042
lchieffo@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 23, 2017



Interest Meetings:
09/21/2016, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 037 Memorial Hall
10/26/2016, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 109 Memorial Hall
02/15/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 217 Willard Hall
02/16/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 217 Willard Hall
03/02/2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Clayton Hall Conference Room - 100 David Hollowell Dr.


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