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  • Locations: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Prague Collage

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

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has a rich musical history. There are six professional symphony orchestras, three opera companies in the city, and a variety of first-rate music museums. Prague is also home to a wide variety of musical events during the summer. Students participating in this performance-focused program will learn about the Czech Republic's role in the development of classical music, and will have an opportunity to take private lessons with professional Czech musicians.

Program Description:
William and Mary's summer program in Prague will include guided excursions to sites of cultural interest, including Cesky Krumlov. Students will also attend local opera, music festival, and orchestra performances. Other excursions may include overnight trips to Berlin, Vienna, or Brno.

Students will live in dormitories at Charles University while in Prague.

Course Information:
Students will earn 7 credits. There is a mandatory 1 credit conversational Czech language course, and students will also take choose to pick two courses.  Summer 2022 courses will be:
  • Jewish History  (3 credits)
  • ENGL 465: 21st-Century Museum Studies in Context--Prague ( taught by W&M faculty) ( 3 credits)
  • ARTH 252:  Czech & European Art & Architecture ( 3 credits)
  • MDLL 360: Czech Language (1 credit)
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.

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:
Professor Martha L Alexander

Arrival date: July 6, 2022
Departure date: August 14, 2022

New for Summer 2022, the GEO is announcing an earlier December 1 priority deadline for summer programs and Reves Summer Scholarships.  
Students who apply by December 1 will be given priority on eligibility for programs and scholarships.   

Please note that programs may meet their capacity at the December 1 deadline and may not be accepting new applicants, so to ensure best consideration for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply by December 1.  

Priority Deadlines 
Application Deadline:  December 1, 2021
                With a deposit due deadline:  January 28, 2022  
                And a balance due deadline:   February 18, 2022 
Regular Deadlines   
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
                With a deposit due deadline:  March 11, 2022 (Friday prior to Spring break)
                And a balance due deadline:  April 1, 2022

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:
2022: TBD

Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

***Additional scholarship funds for this program are available through the Tepper Scholarships for Study in Russia and Eastern Europe***

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 2016 Summer Abroad Handbook.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 12/01/2021 12/20/2021 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.