Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is an enchanting city, a maze of cobbled alleys lined with opulent palaces, quaint shops, churches, and cafés, all steeped in history. From the Hussite Wars of the early 15th century to the political and economic transformation of the past twenty years, Prague and its citizens have witnessed many of Europe’s most momentous changes. It is an ideal site for studying Czech culture and history as well as the transitional economics and politics of the region.
William and Mary's summer program in Prague will include guided excursions to sites of cultural interest and natural beauty, such as the Sedlec Monastery and Ossuary, the beautiful medieval city of Ceský Krumlov, and the Moravian Karst or limestone caves. In addition, other excursions may include overnight trips to Krakow, Poland, and Bratislava, Slovakia.
Students will live in dormitories while in Prague.
Students will earn 7 credits. There is a mandatory 1 credit conversational Czech language course (MDLL 360), and students may choose two courses from the following Summer 2017 course options:
- ENGL 465: Central European Modernism, Conrad to Kundera
- GBST 390/GOVT 391: Contemporary Central European Politics
- ARTH 252: Czech & European Art & Architecture
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Prague and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at Charles University. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Professor of English
Arrival date: May 17, 2017
Departure date: June 25, 2017
Application ($75*): February 6
Deposit ($500): March 3
Final payment: April 3
* A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2017 program fee: $5,200
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
***Additional scholarship funds for this program are available through the Tepper Scholarships for Study in Russia and Eastern Europe***
All College students in good academic standing.
Click to view the 2016 Summer Abroad Handbook
Click to view the Prague (Area Studies) Handbook 2016