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W&M Summer- Prague (Area Studies)
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
Charles University
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
 Housing Options:
Standard Student Dorm
Program Description:
Prague Collage

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.

Program Information
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 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. 

Course Information:
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 2016 course options:

  • RELG 309: The Holocaust in Czechoslavakia
  • BGST 390/GOVT 391:  Contemporary Central European Politics
  • ARTH 252:  Czech & European Art & Architecture

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2016, 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.

W&M Faculty:
Marc Raphael

Nathan Gumenick Chair of Judaic Studies

Arrival date:  May 25, 2016
Departure date:  July 3, 2016

Application ($75*):  February 1
Deposit ($500):  March 4
Final payment:  April 1

* A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
2016 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***

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 30, 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 (   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 February 6, 2015.

All College students in good academic standing.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/22/2016 05/25/2016 07/03/2016
 NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.