University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2021: Prague, Czech Republic

Program Dates August 26, 2021 - December 16, 2021
This program is closed.

Program Overview If you are unable to attend an interest meeting, or if meetings have passed, please refer to the interest meeting power point found at the bottom of this page.

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.

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, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).


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:

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.

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. Important information about courses:
  1. The courses below have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.
  2. Although these courses may be offered in Prague during Fall Semester, the final course list is typically not announced until late May. The courses below 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.
ACCT 208-070: Accounting II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ACC 263 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 352-071: Law and Social Issues in Business (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LBS 201 Business Law
ANTH 235-070: Anthropology of Food (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 271 Food & Culture: Czech & Global Perspectives
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Multicultural
  • Other: CORE COURSE
ANTH 367: Seminar: Czech Culture, Food and Brewing Tradition (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CUL 340PRG Czech Culture, Food and Brewing Tradition
ART 133-073: Drawing for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 180 Introduction to Drawing
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
ART 167-070: Seminar: Cross-Media Art Studio (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 302 Cross-Media Art Studio
ART 180-070: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 151 Introduction to Digital Photography
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 230-070: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 385 Art Studio-Painting: The Figure in Central European Expressionism
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 231-070: Introduction to Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 381 Painting Studio I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 267-072: Seminar: Creative Photography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 253 Creative Photography
ART 289-070: Documentary Photography (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 251 Documentary Photography
ARTH 199-100: Topics in Art History: Contemporary Art Scene (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 372 Contemporary Art Scene
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Other: CORE COURSE
ARTH 199-077: Topics in Art History: History of Art I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 101 History of Art I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 199-075: Topics in Art History: Modernism - From Realism to Modern Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 275 Modernism - From Realism to Modern Art
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 239-076: Art and Architecture of Europe: Prague Art & Architecture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ART 131 Prague Art & Architecture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Other: CORE COURSE
BUAD 301-070: 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 306-070: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 415 Operations Management
BUAD 364-073: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 430 International Internship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE for Internship Program
BUAD 421-070: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 357 Human Resources Management
BUAD 425-072: Current Issues in Global Business (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 369 Doing Business in China
BUAD 441-070: Strategic Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 430 Strategic Planning
BUAD 472-072: Marketing, Society and the Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 301 Business Ethics
BUAD 473-070: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 329 Buyer Behavior
COMM 212-073: Public Speaking & Professional Presentation (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 110 Public Speaking
COMM 263-071: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 201 Intercultural Communication
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
  • Other: CORE COURSE
COMM 267-070: Seminar: Language & Power (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 380 Language & Power
COMM 267-071: Seminar: Visual Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 260 Visual Culture
ECON 101-070: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 120 Introduction to Microeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 103-070: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 110 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 167-070: Seminar: Introduction to Economic Thought (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 105 Introduction to Economic Thought
ECON 340-070: International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ECO 300 International Economics
ENGL 290: Studies in Literature for Non-majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LIT 200 Introduction to World Literature
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ENGL 306-071: Topics in Writing: Creative Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 351 Creative Writing
ENGL 307-070: News Writing and Editing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 200 Reporting I
ENGL 356-071: Studies in Modern/Contemporary Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LIT 282 Theater & Politics
ENGL 409-070: Topics in Journalism: Travel Writing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 230 Travel Writing
ENTR 350: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 305 Entrepreneurship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
HIST 101-070: 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
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 102-070: Europe and the World II (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 103-070: 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 104-071: World History II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 104 World History II
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
HIST 327-070: 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
  • Multicultural
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 339-076: Topics in European History: Central European History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HIS 237 Central European History
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HIST 339-072: 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
  • Other: CORE COURSE
HOSP 464-072: International Hospitality Internship (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 430 International Internship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE for Internship Program
JOUR 301-070: Journalism in a Free Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 220 Media in a Democracy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
JOUR 311-070: Multimedia Journalism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: JRN 276 Digital Tools for New Media
LLCU 167-070: Seminar: Elementary Czech (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 101 Elementary Czech
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
LLCU 167-071: Seminar: Elementary Czech Language & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CZE 100 Elementary Czech Language & Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
LLCU 267: Seminar: Czech Culture in Film and Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HSS 260 Czech Culture in Film and Literature
MISY 261-071: Business Information Systems (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CIS 301 Business Information Systems
MUSC 101-071: Appreciation of Music (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HSS 200 European Music History & Appreciation
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Other: CORE COURSE
PHIL 102-070: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHI 125 Introduction to Philosophy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
PHIL 204-071: World Religions (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: REL 140 Comparative Religions
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
  • Multicultural
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 240-071: Introduction to Global Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 200 Introduction to International Relations
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Other: CORE COURSE
POSC 267-070: Seminar: Politics II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 102 Politics II
POSC 270-071: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 101 Politics I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 285-071: Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 201 Political Philosophy I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 300-070: Research Methods for Political Science (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 240 Social Science Research Methods
POSC 316-070: International Political Economy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: POS 230 Political Economy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 339-070: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 221 Contemporary Europe: History of European Integration
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
POSC 401-070: Topics in Law and Politics: Jurisprudence (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LEG 254 Jurisprudence
POSC 408-071: International Organization (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IRS 101 Introduction to International Organizations
POSC 497-070: Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 430 International Internship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
  • Other: CORE COURSE for Internship Program
PSYC 100-070: General Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
PSYC 303-070: Introduction to Social Psychology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 250 Introduction to Social Psychology
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
PSYC 367-072: Seminar: Psychoanalysis of Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 361 Psychoanalysis of Art
PSYC 367-071: Seminar: Psychoanalysis of Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 336: Psychoanalysis of Film
PSYC 367-070: Seminar: Psychology of Art & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 280 Psychology of Art & Culture
PSYC 367-073: Seminar: Psychology of Totalitarianism (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PSY 368 Psychology of Totalitarianism
SOCI 201-070: 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 267-075: Seminar: Multiculturalism in Europe (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 281 Multiculturalism in Europe
SOCI 267-070: Seminar: Sub-Cultures: Lifestyles, Literature, Music (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 276 Sub-Cultures: Lifestyles, Literature, Music
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE
SOCI 367-070: Seminar: Gender and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC 351 Gender and Culture
UNIV 362-074: Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: INT 430 International Internship
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: CORE COURSE for Internship Program
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$6,490.00$17,420.00
Final Program Fee$8,750.00$8,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $15,240.00$26,170.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.


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:
Sarah Spiegel
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-4408
302-831-6042
sspiegel@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 23, 2021



Interest Meetings:
09/30/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcemoqjgjG9fostsBUsluyNiUJ-zhmQxA
10/13/2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucOqopz4pH9AeD2oXtmvuIin3P4DDkbIv
02/26/2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lc--oqjoiGNwKjJiis6QtPGmk6pYer_wd


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