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W&M Summer- Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Host Institution:
Charles University
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Language Requirements:
None
 Service Component:
No
 WM/Reves Scholarships:
Yes
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Admission Requirements:
Good Academic Standing
 Class Status:
1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior
 Program Goal:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
Standard Student Dorm Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
Program Description:
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The William & Mary summer program in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, runs nearly six weeks and includes an orientation, classes and excursions. Students will take courses at Charles University taught by local faculty and the W&M faculty director. All students are required to take Conversational Czech, a 1-credit course, though there is no language prerequisite for this program. Students earn a total of 7 credits while in Prague, all of which are reflected as grades on students’ W&M transcripts and are included in GPA calculations. Prof. Adam Potkay will offer ENGL 465: Modern Central European Literature:  Prague and Beyond.  Other courses likely to be offered this summer include: GOVT 391/GBST 390: Contemporary Central European Politics, and ARTH 252: Czech and European Art and Architecture.
 
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. 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 questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.

The program may include guided excursions to sites of cultural interest and natural beauty, such as the Sedlec Monastery and Ossuary, the beautiful medieval city of Český 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. 

Prague 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.

The Reves Center advisor for Prague summer program is Sarah Mullen, semullen@wm.edu.


Host Institution:
Charles University

W&M Faculty:
Adam Potkay

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities
Chair, Department of English


Term: 
Arrival date:  May 20, 2015
Departure date:  June 28, 2015

Deadlines:
Application ($75):  February 2
Deposit ($500):  March 6
Final payment:  April 1

Eligibility:
W&M students in good academic standing

Language Requirements:
None

Course Information:
Students will earn 7 credits. Mandatory 1 credit conversational Czech language course, as well as two courses offered from  several academic departments. Czech language skills are not needed to participate in this program. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Costs:
2015 program fee: $5,200


A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.



Pre-requisite:
Participation in 1 credit course in Spring 2015 semester. 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/02/2015 02/13/2015 05/20/2015 06/28/2015