Those who study abroad in the Czech Republic will be immersed in a cultural history that spans hundreds of years of colorful tradition. Although the country is not large in size, its rich culture makes it stand out from its neighbors. The Czech Republic has been a hub of cultural transaction for centuries, and those who study abroad here will be able to take advantage of its vibrant diversity. Czechs, Germans, Jews, Slovaks, Italian stonemasons and French tradesmen have all called the Czech Republic home. Each of these cultures has contributed to the creativeness and passion of its people. Those who travel here for a semester abroad will experience the historic beauty of one of Europe’s most enchanting countries.

Though the Czech Republic is a fairly small and new country (you might remember when it was half of Czechoslovakia), its rich history far precedes its 1993 official establishment as an independent country, and its culture far exceeds its geographical size. Come for the majestic beauty of Prague, but stay for the people in the countryside, a taste of beer in the home of the Pilsner, or the sight of giant bears living in the moat of the Český Krumlov castle.

Because studying abroad is an expensive process, it is great to know your scholarship options!

Different elements should factor into your final decision before you fork over the cash to study abroad. We recommend considering language, housing, and immersion activities organized by a provider.

1) Language Czech higher education institutions use a six-point grading system. Vyborne (excellent) is the highest mark, while nevyhovující (failed) is the lowest. Classes are generally held from September to May, with a long vacation from July 1 to August 31. The most common languages of instruction include Czech, English, and German.

2) Housing Do you feel more comfortable sharing a room with a stranger (er, soon to be friend) or living with a host family? Decide which living arrangement would be most suitable for your semester abroad. Some programs will organize homestays for you while others will allow you to live in a dormitory on campus - it all depends on your preference! Be specific and upfront with your housing needs to avoid any mishaps/awkward roommate situations.

3) Cultural Activities There is no shortage of things to do outside the classroom in the Czech Republic! Attend a festival or student party or enjoy a quiet night in a post-communist café. Join the International Student Club and sign up for the excursions offered at affordable prices. Grab a cup of coffee peruse the vendors on the Charles Bridge, take in a soccer game, or hop on the train for a day trip. See yourself living and studying where centuries of history have unfolded.

Some programs will organize this fun for you so all you have to do is sit back and take pictures. If that sounds boring, opt for a more independent program where you can plan your own weekend activities!

All visas must be approved by the Czech Immigration Police, therefore the processing time is approximately 70 days from the date the embassy receives the completed application. The embassy recommends that applicants send their applications at least three (3) months before their intended departure from the U.S. There is absolutely no way to rush the process!

Student visa requirements and fees can change without notice! Before submitting your documents and fees, please verify with the respective embassy or consulate.

Ever heard of a "moat potato"? You won't believe it until you see for yourself. Brown bears laying in the moat at Český Krumlov—a beautiful old town in South Bohemia with the country's second biggest chateau and castle and a sight like no other!

Beer, the source of (and solution to) all problems! Discover where it all started in Pilsen—home of the original Pilsner Urquell beer, and the largest city in West Bohemia.

Relax in one of Eastern Europe's greatest gifts—the spa. In the city of Karlovy Vary you'll find mineral springs, green parks, healing treatments to cure what ails you, and all in a magical environment in the biggest and most famous spa town in the Czech Republic.

Contributed by Alissa Kramer

Study Abroad Programs in the Czech Republic

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CEA Study Abroad
CEA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
9.56 •34 reviews

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CIEE
CIEE Central European Studies in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
9 •4 reviews

Explore the history and culture of this dynamic Central European...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Central European Studies in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
10 •1 review

Staggering architecture, rich cultural history, a turbulent past and...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Communications, New Media + Journalism in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
9 •1 review

Home to a rapidly evolving media landscape, Prague is the perfect city...

USAC
Czech Republic: Prague - Politics, Culture, the Arts
Czech Republic
9.59 •29 reviews

USAC has partnered up with Charles University to give students a...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
ISA Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
8.88 •8 reviews

Study abroad in Prague, the sparkling jewel of the Czech Republic...

CIS Abroad
CIS Abroad - Summer in Prague - University of Economics
Czech Republic
10 •2 reviews

The University of Economics, Prague is highly regarded for its...

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)
IFSA: Reimagining Europe in Prague with Internship
Czech Republic
10 •2 reviews

Examine a Europe in transition to understand the future of business...

SIT Study Abroad
SIT Czech Republic: Arts & Social Change
Czech Republic
10 •3 reviews

Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary...

NYU Global Programs
Study History and Politics at NYU Prague
Czech Republic
8.55 •11 reviews

Learn about the incredible cultural and political transformation of...

CIEE
CIEE Global Architecture + Design Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic

The Global Architecture + Design program invites design, architecture...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Psychology in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic

This summer, follow your interest in psychology to one of the most...

CIEE
CIEE Film Studies in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Bring your film production, screenwriting, or film studies experience...

CIEE
CIEE Communications Media + Journalism in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic

With a rapidly evolving start-up scene and multiple well-established...

Czech Hospital Placements Program
Medical and Nursing Shadowing Placements in Prague
Czech Republic
10 •3 reviews

Do you wish to join a professional team in Neurosurgery...

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