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|Restrictions:||W&M applicants only|
|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|
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities
Chair, Department of English
Arrival date: May 20, 2015
Departure date: June 28, 2015
Application ($75): February 2
Deposit ($500): March 6
Final payment: April 1
W&M students in good academic standing
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.
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.
Participation in 1 credit course in Spring 2015 semester.
***Additional scholarship funds for this program are available***
Tepper Scholarships for Study in Russia and Eastern Europe, please read further:
The Russian and Post-Soviet Program (RPSS) is delighted to announce new merit-based scholarships for students who are applying to study abroad through a College of William & Mary program in Russia or Eastern Europe next summer. The Tepper Scholarships are competitive grants of up to $2000 for students who have exceptional academic ability and a demonstrated interest in their chosen field.
Students must apply by 5 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015 for grants to be used during the summer of that year. Applicants should email a copy of their transcript and a one-page statement (as attachments) discussing their reasons for deciding to study abroad to Professor Elena Prokhorova (email@example.com). The subject line of the email should read “Tepper Scholarship Application”
A faculty committee will evaluate the applications. Recipients will be notified by email by January 30, 2015.
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