AIFS Prague

Study at Charles University at the University of Economics in picturesque Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Explore castles, cathedrals, museums, and more as you learn inside and outside the classroom. A mandatory 2-week orientation includes a survival Czech language course, cultural activities, and excursions throughout Prague, which is a great way to begin your time in the city. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available. Optional and reasonably-priced excursions are included. Optional flight package, including 2-day London stopover, is available. $1000 meal allowance included.
AIFS Prague, Czech Republic: Fall, Spring, Summer and Year (Fall & Spring) options are offered in this charming city with diverse architecture, away from the busy crowds, with must sees such as Prague Castle, art galleries and the Charles bridge. Study business, economics, history, Czech language and global studies to name a few. Courses are taught in English, no previous Czech language study required. A service learning course is available, volunteering options are available and a non-credit internship. Cultural and academic activities are included. Housing is in a university residence hall.

Academic Description: 
Courses are offered in film, Czech language, history, politics, and sociology. You will receive transcripts issued by Charles University upon completion of the program. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Arts and Sciences
English Film and Media Studies
English Literature
Film Studies
History of Art & Architecture
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Political Science
Theatre Arts
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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