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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Prague Collage

Program Information | Course Information | W&M Faculty | Dates | Deadlines | Program Fees | Eligibility | Handbooks


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. Prague's history dates all the way back to the Paleolithic age and stretches over thousands of years, through dynasties, kings and emperors, to become the tourist hot spot it is today. It also boasts a rich culture of art and nightlife and is the fifth most visited city in Europe, following only Paris, London, Istanbul and Rome. It is an ideal site for studying Czech culture and history as well as the transitional economics and politics of the region. 

W&M Prague Summer Faculty-Led Study Abroad Video

Things to Do and See:
Old Town Square; Prague Castle; day trip to Cesky Krumlov (3 hours from Prague); Astronomical Clock; Charles Bridge; Old Jewish Quarter and cemetery; St. Vitus Cathedral; John Lennon wall; farmers market on Saturdays; cruise on the river Vltava; Petrin Hill; seasonal Christmas markets; Wenceslas square; Spanish Synagogue.

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 Ceský Krumlov, and the Moravian Karst or limestone caves.  In addition, other excursions may include overnight trips to Krakow, Poland, and Vienna, Austria. 

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 110), and students may choose two courses from the following options:

  • GOVT 391: Populism in the US & Central Europe 
  • ARTH 252: Czech & European Art & Architecture 
  • HIST 299: History of the Habsburg Empire

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.
The pre-course will meet in Blow 332 from 5:30-7:30pm on the following dates:

March 20
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1

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:
John Gilmour

Arrival date: May 22, 2024
Departure date: June 29, 2024


Application Deadline:  December 4, 2023 extended until February 1, 2024
Deposit Deadline: March 8, 2024
Balance Deadline: April 1, 2024

Application fee information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2024 Program Fee: $6700

Students are responsible for airfare, visa fees if applicable and some meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

If applying for a Reves Summer Scholarship, please apply to the W&M faculty-led application BEFORE applying to the Reves Summer Scholarship. 

Program Features:
Welcome dinner
On-Site Orientation
Ground transportation
Round trip airport transfer 
Farewell dinner
Re-entry Programming
Some excursion admissions tickets
Some day or weekend excursions depending on the program
CISI Insurance
On-site support services
W&M credits taught by W&M faculty
Partnership with highly ranked prestigious host university to offer reputable and rigorous academic coursework 
Breakfast is included Monday to Friday and  as well as some meals on excursions 
Periodic check-in meals with Program Director 

  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Click to view the W&M Summer Program Handbook 2024

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.