prague astral clock
Prague, Czech Republic

Summer Psychology

Study Program

Dates

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4 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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4 weeks

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3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Dates

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4 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Dates

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12 weeks

Costs

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Tentative Dates

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4 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

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Tentative Dates

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4 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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4 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

-

8 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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12 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Application Deadline

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Overview

What did people like Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, and Alphonse Mucha have in common? Their love for Prague! As Kafka describes in his metaphor, the “mother with claws,” Prague is a magical, intriguing, gripping city that will never let you forget it as you engage in its rich cultural, artistic, social, and business scenes.

Designed for students interested in psychology, the Summer Psychology program digs into the local, comparative, and multidisciplinary perspectives of neuroscience, social psychology, and the psychology of transition and transformation. This program will give you a deeper look into psychoanalysis and its leading proponent, Sigmund Freud, who was born in Moravia, the southeastern part of today’s Czech Republic.

Outside the classroom, students are encouraged to participate in numerous experiential opportunities, including creating artworks using psychoanalysis-inspired art techniques, a visit to a psychiatric clinic, a tour of Prague, and many other unique experiences.

Ready to make “The City of a Hundred Spires” your classroom? Join us!

Unique Experiences

Make Your Visit

official by traversing the Charles Bridge, constructed to cross the Vltava River in 1357.

Explore Prague’s Neighborhoods

There are 10 or 22 city districts, depending on how you count – each with its own distinctive character.

Head to Class

amidst a fairy-tale castle and hundreds of church spires.

1.3 M

population

56

Percentage of Prague Is Green Space, Making It One of Europe’s Greenest Cities

6

synagogues in the Jewish Center

Experience
  • Prague Charles Bridge at night
  • Prague pink tents in Old Town Square

Your Destination

Its innumerable characteristic steeples have earned this UNESCO World Heritage site the nickname “City of a Hundred Spires.” Find out why it’s a perfect example of the steady development of a society transitioning from a communist past. Prague has an unusually rich cultural life, including festivals, operas, concerts, and cultural programs that students can experience like native Praguers.

CIEE Prague is located in the central neighborhood of Vyšehrad, in a beautiful park-like setting atop one of Prague’s highest hills about 15 minutes from the Old Town area.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Prague.

The Culture

prague student group by cable car

Excursions & Activities

  • Participate in excursions to see sites of historical and cultural importance, like Prague Castle or Old Town Square. 
  • Take a trip outside of Prague and discover the gems of the Czech countryside. The Bohemian Paradise, located just an hour ride outside of Prague, is home to out-of-this-world sandstone rock formations and fairytale castles.   
  • Get to know other US college students and interact with the local community while taking paddle boats on the Vltava River, creating your own souvenir, or cooking Czech meals.  
  • Explore Prague’s rich cultural life in the theaters, concert halls, and vibrant clubs.  
  • And… take advantage of Prague’s location to explore the rest of Europe with your friends! 

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What People are Saying

  • "It was an excellent way to meet people and begin to understand the culture in Prague."

    Alison B., University of Oregon

  • "I learned so much about myself as well as meeting other people who I know will be in my life for a while."

    Abagaile B., The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

  • "Everyone at CIEE has been wonderful. From the professors to the administration, I have loved everyone I have met."

    Lauren L., Grove City College

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Academics

Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions to study the diverse psychological aspects of Prague’s rich heritage. An optional Communicative Czech Language course is available for 1 credit. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields from Charles University and other reputable higher education institutions. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings. 

CIEE Prague is located in a beautiful park-like setting atop one of Prague’s highest hills, in the Vyšehrad neighborhood about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. It features classrooms, a library, a student lounge, staff offices, a café, and a large garden and patio area. 

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session 

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • Communicative Czech Language course (optional): 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to demonstrate a proactive and independent approach to study. Active participation in class as well as outside of class is essential for a satisfactory academic performance and attendance is strictly enforced. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation for each hour in class. A class structure typically includes lectures as well as discussions and group projects. 

Class Format

Summer classes are for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday, with varied weekly structures, i.e., in different weeks the classes may be in session for a different number of days per week. Session-specific class schedules will be distributed during orientation. Our classes are taught in a standard setting of small groups of 10-20 students. In addition to in-class instruction, students can benefit from field trips, guest teachers, and other co-curricular events designed to supplement the course content and enhance students’ firsthand experience. 

Grading

Students receive numerical grades which are converted to U.S. letter grades. Assessment is continuous and is based on overall performance, including class participation, homework assignments, papers, presentations, projects, and exams. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English and Czech

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying in Prague for multiple sessions may only take the Communicative Czech Language course once.


 

Summer Session I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer Session I 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session II 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session III 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session I and II 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,190
Program Summer Session II and III 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,190
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $11,830
Program Summer Session I 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session II 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session III 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session I and II 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session II and III 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2025 12 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,853**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $119

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $1,329

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $200^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $400^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,853**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $119

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $1,329

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $200^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $400^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,853**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $119

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $1,329

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $200^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $400^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $5,293**

Housing = $2,400

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,190

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $238

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $280

Total Costs = $1,638

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $800^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $5,293**

Housing = $2,400

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,190

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $238

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $280

Total Costs = $1,638

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $800^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $7,733**

Housing = $3,600

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $11,830

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $357

International Airfare = $1,000

Local Transportation = $45††

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $420

Total Costs = $1,972

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $600^

Select Plus Housing Fee = $1,200^^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals a day. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $307 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††cost of taxi to airport on departure; local transportation pass included in program.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

^^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Will Barnard

DIRECTOR

Will Barnard heads CIEE Prague. Originally from the U.S., Will has lived and worked in the Czech Republic for over twenty years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University...

Jessica Grossová

Academic & Program Coordinator

Jessica has been with CIEE since 2017. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations & European Studies and during her studies she studied abroad in Sweden.

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