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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/or Professor Raphael’s RELG 309, The Holocaust in Czechoslavakia. (This course also fulfills the GER 7 requirement). 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. Other courses likely to be offered this summer include: GOVT 391/GBST 390, Contemporary Central European Politics; ARTH 252, Czech and European Art and Architecture, LCST 351 a literature course entitled Reading Prague.
The program may include guided excursions to sites of cultural and historical interest, such as Terezín (Theresienstadt) concentration camp and Lidice and the destroyed Jewish community of Plzeň, Český Krumlov. In addition, other excursions may include overnight trips to Vienna, Austria 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 Molly DeStafney, email@example.com.
Marc Lee Raphael
Nathan Gumerick Chair of Judaic Studies
Arrival date: May 21, 2014
Departure date: June 29, 2014
Application ($75): February 3
Deposit ($500): March 10
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.
2014 program fee: $5200
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.Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply.
Participation in 1 credit course in Spring 2014 semester.
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